Olean City Directory
*This project was funded through a member project grant from the Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program (RBDB) awarded to the Western New York Library Resources Council by the New York State Education Department.
The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s unique history. The earliest newspapers in the library’s collection have been digitized and uploaded to the NYS Historic Newspaper website as a result of funding from the Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program (RBDB) awarded to the Western New York Library Resources Council by the New York State Education Department. Digitizing and providing online access to these newspapers allows patrons from all over the world to freely access this information.
The Olean Newspapers currently available are:
When citing a newspaper article from the NYSHN Project it is recommended that you use standard APA format for a newspaper article, with the addition of the retrieved URL.
The basic format is as follows: Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of Article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/REST-OF-URL.
An example would be: Sackett, H. (2007, December 29-30). Cape Cod-based airline wants to fly here. Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Retrieved from http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn86033360/2007-12-29/ed-1/seq-1/.
Photo of Allegany Cemetery by Mary E. Bryant.
Olean, NY Census – Currently Unavailable
Obituary Database – Currently Unavailable
Follow the link below for our searchable index of obituary listings in Olean newspapers. The index contains names from the Olean Times Herald for the 1980s and 1990s. Not all names have yet been recorded.
The index will help you find out if a listing exists and, if so, simplify a request for a copy of an obituary. Please read our Research Policy and submit payment along with your request.
This database contains only a small sampling of the thousands of obituaries listed in local newspapers. Submit a request for a listing not found in the database directly to the Reference Department.
Go to the Obituary Index
Inclusion of a link does not constitute any endorsement by the Olean Public Library. We are not responsible for information beyond our own site and cannot guarantee the accuracy of information on linked sites.