Many newspapers were published in Lansingburgh, the first of them (the Northern Centinel) starting in 1787 and some publishing on into the 1890s – over 100 years. There is some thought that the Lansingburgh Courier and the Lansingburgh Times may have continued to publish in the first decade of the 1900s (e.g. advertisements for them can be seen in the 1902 Troy Directory), though no issues beyond 1895 seem to be known to survived.

The New York State Newspaper Project indicated the Lansingburgh Courier published into 1909, but found no holdings in New York state after the July 19, 1894 issue. The Project indicated the Lansingburgh Times published into 1904 but found no holdings in New York after the May 25, 1895 issue. The 1894-1909 stretch of missing issues is a serious gap in Lansingburgh history, covering among other things the annexation of the Village of Lansingburgh by the City of Troy and the remainder of the Town of Lansingburgh by the Town of Schaghticoke!

The gaps in holdings, sadly, go even further. Many issues of newspapers are not known to have survived in any library, archive, or historical society. Of those that did survive in such collections, some have gone missing from those collections. Microfilming and digitalization efforts should be increased!

News of Lansingburgh can, of course, also be found in Troy and Albany newspapers, and likely in old newspapers published in other neighboring places as well: Cohoes, Waterford, Pittstown, Melrose, Schaghticoke, etc.

Aside from those newspapers catalogued by the New York State Newspaper Project, there were some other periodicals that they for some reason did not include. Among those one may include the Lansingburgh Voice, the “little paper with the big impact,” which began in 1972.

N. B.: for whatever reason, the New York State Newspaper Project attributed far more extensive newspaper holdings to the Lansingburgh Historical Society than LHS actually owns. The actual holdings are limited to these:

The Golden Wreath: Nov. 1865; Dec. 1865; Jan. 1866; Feb. 1866; April 1866; July 1866 (Temperance newspaper)

The Family Guide: Oct. 1866; Dec. 18, 1866; Dec. 25, 1866; Jan. 2, 1867; Jan. 11, 1867; Jan. 18, 1867; Jan. 25, 1867; Feb. 1, 1867; Feb. 15, 1867; Feb. 23, 1867; July 1867; Aug. 1867; Sept. 1867 (a temperance newspaper, followed The Golden Wreath) (Feb. 1 as Weekly Chronicle; next 2 issues as Lansingburgh Chronicle)

The Weekly Watchman & Family Guide: March 10, 1870; March 18, 1870; March 25, 1870; April 15, 1870; April 22, 1870; May 2, 1870 (another temperance paper, follows The Family Guide)

The Weekly Chronicle and Watchman: May 13, 1870; May 20, 1870; May 27, 1870; June 17, 1870; June 24, 1870; July 6, 1870; July 13, 1870; July 20, 1870; July 27, 1870; August 10, 1870; August 17, 1870; August 24, 1870 (successor to The Weekly Watchman)

Weekly Chronicle: Aug. 8, 1865; Nov. 14, 1865

The Enterprise: Nov. 29, 1873; Dec. 13, 1873; Dec. 20, 1873; Dec. 27, 1873; Jan. 3, 1874; Jan. 10, 1874; Jan. 17, 1874; Jan. 24, 1874; Feb. 7, 1874; Feb. 14, 1874; Feb. 21, 1874; Feb. 28, 1874. Dec. 6, 1873

New Advertiser: April 13, 1861

Our Little Paper: Sept. 13, 1872; Sept. 20, 1872; Sept. 27, 1872; Oct. 4, 1872; Oct. 25, 1872; Nov. 1, 1872; Nov. 15, 1872; Nov. 22, 1872; Nov. 29, 1872; Dec. 6, 1872; Dec. 13, 1872; Dec. 27, 1872; Jan. 10, 1873; Feb. 14, 1873; Feb. 28, 1873; April 4, 1873; May 23, 1873; June 27, 1873; July 5, 1873; July 16, 1873; July 2, 1873; July 30, 1873; Aug. 6, 1873; Aug. 9, 1873; Aug. 20, 1873; Aug. 23, 1873; Sept. 3, 1873; Nov. 3, 1873

Lansingburgh Democrat: Feb. 10, 1859. May 9, 1850; Aug. 8, 1850; July 25, 1850; July 18, 1850, July 15, 1852

Lansingburgh Gazette: June 26, 1804; March 22, 1850; Sept. 2, 1856; Sept. 25, 1859; Jan. 31, 1861; Nov. 6, 1862; Dec. 3, 1863; Sept. 1, 1864; Jan. 4, 1866; Sept. 19, 1867; Jan. 11, 1872; Dec. 30, 1876

Northern Centinel and Lansingborough [sic] Advertiser, May 28, 1787 (also in facsimile) (This was the first newspaper published in Rensselaer County.)


New York State Newspaper Project – Rensselaer County (NY) newspapers on microfilm and paper at all NYS locations – Lansingburgh
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/all/442.htm#Lansingburgh

The New York State Newspaper Project did not catalog holdings of New York State newspapers in locations outside of New York. The American Antiquarian Society in 1916 published an article “Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820″ which did catalog some holdings in other locations; WorldCat http://www.worldcat.org should also do so.

Lansingburgh newspapers online

At present, relatively Lansingburgh newspapers seem to have been digitized and rendered searchable online.

On GenealogyBank.com, a subscription-based website:

• American Spy (1791-1798)
http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/New_York/Troy/American_Spy/

• Farmers’ Register (1803-1820)
http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/New_York/Troy/Farmers_Register/

One NYSHistoricNewspapers.org, a free website (years in parenthesis indicate what they have presently available online):

• Lansingburgh Courier (1875-1876, 1879-1894) http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn84031843/issues/

• Lansingburgh Democrat and Rensselaer County Gazette (1844-1848) http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn84031751/

• Lansingburgh Democrat (1849-1861) http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031587/

• Lansingburgh Gazette (1879-1880) http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83031524/

• Lansingburgh State Gazette (1880-1883) http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn87070138/

• Lansingburgh Weekly Gazette (1865-1866) http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn84031845/

• Northern Budget (1798-1808, 1810-1818) http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83032000/

• Semi-Weekly Chronicle (1864) http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn84031803/

Free sources for digitized newspapers, but which at present which do not include any from Lansingburgh:

http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
http://fultonhistory.com/fulton.html

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