Fulton History

Fulton History -- maybe the most valuable archive of Upstate New York history -- is run by a guy from above a garage in Fulton, New York. Over at the Columbia Journalism Review, there's a profile of Tom Tryniski, the founder, operator, and everything of the idiosyncratic database of digitized newspapers from around New York (and elsewhere). Not addressed in the piece: What happens to the archive when Tryniski dies? Seriously, a coalition of libraries or someone needs to work with him about preserving what he's collected. [CJR] [via Friends of Albany History]


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I could not agree more. Fulton History is a phenomenal resource.

This is a treasure trove of information and photos - found lots of stuff on my ancestors from Nyack, New York - Voorhis family. Thank you Tom!

The Fulton History site has been down for at least a few weeks, maybe longer. I haven't found any explanation as to what happened, if it will ever return, or if any of the data was saved! :(

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