Olean City Directory

Online*

*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.

Sandpumpings—part literary, part history magazine published by the students of Olean High School—featured interviews and articles of local historical interest and literary pieces. This digital collection features eleven issues dated 1976-1983.The Sandpumpings series is a valuable local history resource that receives many requests for reprints. Digitizing and providing online access to Sandpumpings as part of New York Heritage Digital Collections allows patrons from all over the world to freely access this information. 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.

Click here to view Sandpumpings at New York Heritage Digital Collections

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:

The Democrat. (Olean, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y.) 18??-1883
Olean daily herald. (Olean, N.Y.) 1881-1882
The Olean Democrat. (Olean, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y.) 1883-1909
Olean herald. (Olean, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y.) 1883-1905
Sunday morning herald. (Olean, N.Y.) 1882-1883

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/.

Cemeteries

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry® Library Edition, powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.Note: this service is available only on computers inside the library.

Ancestry.com New York

https://www.ancestry.com/cs/newyork

Several New York repositories have formed a partnership with Ancestry.com to digitize family history records and make them available online for free.

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

https://www.buffalolib.org/content/grosvenor/genealogy/genealogy-websites

Links to genealogy resources.

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

http://www.CyndisList.com/

A directory of genealogical resources.

FamilySearch

http://www.familysearch.org/

Online birth, marriage, death, census, church records and other indexes.

Find-A-Grave

http://www.findagrave.com

A free resource for finding the final resting places of famous people, family and friends.

National Archives

http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/index.html

Resources for genealogists.

New York Heritage

www.nyheritage.org

Online New York State history resources. Includes some city directories, newspapers, maps, scrapbooks, and yearbooks.

New York State Archives

http://www.archives.nysed.gov/

Indexes to vital records, war service, land records, court records, and records of some correctional and custodial institutions.

Painted Hills

http://www.paintedhills.org/

Online genealogy society for local counties. Includes cemetery listings, census records, veteran information and local history.

Social Security Death Index

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535

Death records of persons who possessed Social Security numbers, generated from the U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File. Also available at Ancestry.com.

USGenWeb Project

http://usgenweb.org/

Includes query boards, listings of local sources for records, county and state histories, online genealogy books, research tips, maps, and links to helpful internet resources.

Historical Societies:

Cattaraugus County Historical Museum and Research Center

http://www.cattco.org/museum

City of Olean Bartlett House and Olean Point Museum

https://www.cityofolean.org/history/

Cattaraugus County Historians

http://nycattar.org/hmls/historians.htm

Chautauqua County Historians

http://chautauqua.ny.us/Directory.aspx?DID=8

Newspapers:

Digital Archives of the Allegany Public Library

http://allegany.advantage-preservation.com/

Allegany Citizen newspapers 1896-1976.

 

Fulton History

http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

Historical newspapers from New York State.

New York State Historic Newspapers

http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/titles/places/new_york/

Free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s unique history. Olean newspapers are available here (1881-1909).

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