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 the
Fulton County Website for a copy of the
newspaper pages, 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 Fultonhistory.com to search.  
Remember to start your search string with "Portville" to differentiate from the other papers he has
listed.   Many thanks to Tom Tryniski for scanning the microfilm and posting them on his site.
The Portville Historical and Preservation Society
17 Maple Avenue
Portville, NY 14770

This page added on 02-25-2013