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Digital Archives

Patrons have access to several online repositories for newspapers, genealogical records, and more. If further assistance is needed in navigating historical records, please contact the Catskill Public Library Reference Librarian at

Use of databases and archives requires Library Account sign-in.

Local News Paper Archive

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The Digital Archive of The Catskill Public Library provides access to the Daily Mail Newspaper (1970 – 2020) archive, Greene County News (1976-2004) archive, the Cairo Herald (1924 – 1967) archive, and more.


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Through NewsBank, patrons have access to the Daily Mail Newspaper (2002 – 2021) archive, a collection of Obituaries (1860 – ) from across the United States, and access to America’s News Magazines (1963 – ). Patrons have access to two additional archives through NewsBank; Black Life in America and HeritageHub.

Black Life in America

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Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day. The archive is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications.


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HeritageHub provides access to hundreds of years of obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States. Provides coverage of obituaries and death notices from 1704 through today.

Hudson River Valley Heritage

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Online Exhibits and historical materials from New York State’s Hudson River Valley, including the following newspapers:


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Cardholders have access to a variety of historical research resources through HomeAccess. These resources cover a variety of topics including genealogical/family research and local history. Below are examples of listed databases in each topic!


Local History

New York Heritage

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Available through the Greene County Libraries Association (GCLA), New York Heritage is an online repository for collections and exhibits focused on New York State history. Includes steamboat collection and Catskill Highschool Yearbooks.


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Compendium of databases available to all New York State residents, provided by the New York State Library. NOVELny provides access to encyclopedias, The New York Times archive, articles from a variety of fields, and more.

U.S. History Collection

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Coverage of current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. Useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.


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Part of the suite of services. Access billions of digitized genealogy records including birth, marriage, and obituary listings, census records, and more at the Library or from your home.

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