Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Tri-Counties Genealogy &
History by Joyce M. Tice
Historic Newspapers of the Area
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Newspapers of the Area
J. Kelsey Jones prepared the following write
up of the availabilty of newspapers in Bradford, Tioga and Chemung Counties
and some surrounding areas.
Advocate newspaper was first issued at
Millerton, Jackson township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, May 1876 (Elmira
Star-Gazette newspaper clipping) or 26 April 1877 (History of Seven Counties)
by A. C. Lumbard and his son, Frank M. A few scattered issues remain. Scattered
obituaries in scrapbooks (J. Kelsey Jones has large collection, some indexed).
The Mansfield Advertiser
on microfilm from 1873 to 1911 and Nov 1929 to 1973 at Mansfield University,
attn: Larry Nesbitt, Main Library 16933. Apr 1873 to 1887 at Steele Library
in hard cover extract.
Bradford Argus published
at Towanda is on microfilm at Bradford County Library, Burlington. Vital
records from 1863 to 1883 extracted by Edna Watson and are on index cards
Bradford Reporter published at Towanda,
Pennsylvania contained a series of township articles on early settlers
in 1880's. These have been indexed and are at the Bradford County Historical
Bradford County Historical Society has other Bradford County newspapers.
The Troy newspapers published as Troy
Register, Northern Tier Gazettee,
Gazette Register through years are on the second floor of the
newspaper office on Canton Street in Troy in bound volumes. 1867-73, 1875-6,
1878-82, 1885-6, Dec 20, 1890 to July 27, 1895, Apr 11, 1896 to 1904, 1909,
1911, 1912 (Jan missing), 1913 onward are quite complete with some scattered
issues missing. The Bradford County Historical Society also has May 1920
through parts of 1930. 1900 to present on microfilm at Bradford County
Library in Burlington. Troy Banner from May 28,1846 to Nov 12,1846 on microfilm
Green Library, Wellsboro and extracts at Steele Library; moved office in
Nov 1846 to Wellsboro and became Tioga Banner.
Tioga County Historical Society has Tioga County newspapers
Dec 16,1875 to Dec 31,1936 and Canton World
from Jan 9,1909 to Aug 27,1915 on microfilm at Green Free Library, Canton.
Elmira newspapers from July 1830 to present are on microfilm
at Steele Library in Elmira, New York. These newspapers also contain births,
death, and marriages for many residents of Bradford and Tioga Counties
in Pennsylvania. Elmira newspaper vital records for Jul 1830 - Feb 1834,
1835 - Nov 1854, Jan 1867 - June 1868 extracted by Isabell Ridall. Copies
at Steele Library in Elmira.
Benton Harbor Public Libary, 213 East Wall Street,
Benton Harbor MI 49022 has 1868 to present newspapers. Also, Maud Preston
Palenske Memorial Library, 500 Market Street, St. Joseph MI 49085.
Marathon newspapers at Cortland County Historical
Society – 4 reels of microfilm - June 1870 - Oct 1873, Jan 1881 - June
1884, Jul 1884 - Dec 1886, Jan 1887 - Dec 1888.
The Bainbridge Republican
commenced 29 Apr 1871. Three month gap in early period due to illness.
On microfilm at Guernsey Library, Norwich, New York. Quite complete thru
end of 1875; missing issues thru 1908.
The Afton Eagle
commenced Jan 1875. No known issues in existence. First issue of Afton
Courier 8 Apr 1876. Few issues on microfilm. Became The Home Sentinel;
few issues on microfilm in 1880. Changed to The Weekly Press, few issues
on microfilm in 1880/2. Changed to The Afton Enterprise - on microfilm
at Guernsey Library, Norwich, New York; Afton Library, Afton, New York
and Chenango County Historical Society, Norwich, New York.
Email from a mail list user: The Reporter-journal started
in 1885. (OCLC 11714785) I think originally the paper was called the Bradford
Porter 1840 - 1843 (OCLC 10482355), then became the Bradford reporter 1843
- 1885. (OCLC 11031902) The OCLC numbers denote the identification number
you would need to order thru inter library loan, if you have a mind to.
When ordering, you need to know what date you are looking for. Hope this
helps. I live in AZ and am not able to obtain the micro films out here.
Maybe you will have better luck. I do not know how to put this email on
the information net work, maybe you do. I think maybe more people would
be interested in the info. Frances Rubino
GAZETTER OF THE
|1891 Elmira Telegram Letterhead submitted by Richard Edgerton
STATE OF NEW YORK
BY J. H. FRENCH 1860.
Submitted by Darla Hogaboom
Two daily and two weekly newspapers are published in this county. (Chemung
The Telegraph, the first newspaper published in the county
was established at “Newtown” (now Elmira,) by Prindle & Murphy at an
early period. In 1816 it was issued as The Vidette by Prindle
& Murphy, and subsequently by William Murphy.
The Investigator was commenced at Elmira, in 1820, by Job Smith.
In 1822 its name changed to The Tioga Register and in 1828 to The
Gazette, and its publication was continued by Mr. Smith until 1831.
It was successively issued by Brinton Paine, Cyrus Pratt, Pratt & Beardsley,
Mason & Rhodes, George W. Mason and Wm. C. Mason, until 1857, when
it passed into the hands of S. C. Taber, by whom it is still published.
The Elmira Republican was commenced in 1820, and in 1828
it was changed to The Elmira Whig, and published by James Durham.
In 1829 it was changed again to The Elmira Republican, and issued
by C. Morgan. It was soon after called The Elmira Republican and
Canal Advertiser. In 1831 it passed into the hands of John Duffy,
and its name was changed back to The Elmira Republican. It was successfully
issued by Birdsall & Huntly, Ransom & Birdsall, Polly & Carter,
Polly & Cook, Polly & Huntley, S. B. & G. C. Fairman, G. C.
Fairman, Fairman & Baldwin, Baldwin & Dumas, and ____Calhoun, until
1857, when it was discontinued.
The Elmira Daily Republican was issued a short time in 1846.
The Daily Republican was issued a from the Republican office from the fall
of 1851 to 1855.
The Elmira Advertiser was commenced in 1853 by Fairman
Bros. In 1856 F. A. DeVoe became interested in the publication,
and the paper is still issued by the same publishers.
The Elmira Daily Democrat was issued a short time in 1851
by J. Taylor & S. C. Taber.
The Chemung Patriot was published in 1837 at Horseheads
by J. T. Bradt.
The Philosopher was commenced at Horseheads , April 7,
1855, by Samuel C. Taber, and was continued until 1857, when it was merged
in The Elmira Gazette.
The Daily Press was commenced in 1856 by Dumas, Van Gelder
& Paine, its present publishers.
The Temperance Gem (mo.) was published at Elmira about
Elwyn Kie – History
of Bradford County – Volume 2 - Page 059
Newspapers [Probably Bradsby
- Chapter Nineteen is source of most of this- Also Craft
- Chapter Fifteen]
The first newspaper printed in Bradford County, was
the Bradford Gazette, in Towanda, Pa. on August 10, 1813.
Newspapers were printed to give the readers information
on local happenings, current events, and happenings world wide. Some of
the newspapers were very political, some religious, some social, some agricultural,
but all of interest to the readers of each publication.
I have attempted to make a list of newspapers here
in Bradford County with the date of original publication. As you will see,
they were published all over Bradford County.
|The Times (6 Issues)
|The Bradford Settler
|Bradford County General Advertiser
|The Northern Banner
|Banner and Democrat
|The Northern Pennsylvanian
|The North Branch Democrat
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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