Portville Newspaper Index
If you are looking for information on people that have lived in Portville, one of the best resources
available is the old newspaper collection belonging to the Portville Free Library.

Years ago, Mrs. Ruth Cronin went through the collection and created an index of the newspapers'
contents from 1901 to 1938.  The index features mostly personal items such as births, marriages and
obituaries, fraternal and church meetings, local events, accidents and other newsworthy items.

We have scanned the indexes into printable PDF format and included the files here for your use.  In
most cases, there is a file for each year.  Missing years are indicated.  

Please remember that this is just an index.  The purpose is to narrow down the date of the newspaper
containing an item of interest.  For example, "Rev Dec 4 24   1  5" means you will find the item in the
Portville Review from December 4, 1924, pg 1, column 5.  

Once you have located the newspaper,
you can search for the article at an external website at:
http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/titles/places/new_york/cattaraugus/

Or
you can search the Fulton County Website for a copy of the newspaper pages (this site is owned
and maintained by Tom Tryniski)
,

or send us a note and we will send you the information.  

If you are looking for something that happened after 1938, there is no index, so go straight to either
website
to search.  The NYS Historic Newspapers site is quite user friendly and you can go directly
to the Portville papers and enter your search criteria.  

PORTVILLE NEWSPAPER INDEX FOR THE YEARS 1901 TO 1938:

The Portville Historical and Preservation Society
17 Maple Avenue
Portville, NY 14770

www.portvillehistory.org
This page edited on 01-05-2018