Fulton History is a historical newspaper site containing over 37 million newspaper pages (as of December 2016) from the USA and Canada, as well as a few other locations. Even more remarkable is that the site is run by one person, Tom Tryniski, of Fulton, New York. Besides access to millions of newspaper pages, there are also postcards, maps and photographs.
The site is searchable and each newspaper page can be downloaded as a PDF. There is help available in the FAQ including different ways to search the database.
To see which newspapers are available, click on the FAQ-Help-Index button at the top of the page. The first few lines contain the link to view all the newspapers available on the site. Instead of going through the index page by page, download the index as a Microsoft Excel file. The link to download it is at the top of the screen in blue.
The downloaded Excel file gives you a list of newspaper titles arranged alphabetically by County. It’s an easy way to see which counties are covered and by which newspapers.
If you have ancestors in New York State, then you have at your fingertips an incredible free resource thanks to the efforts of Mr Tryniski.