Newspapers are an excellent resource for genealogical researchers. This three-part volume identifies several hundred collections of newspaper-published vital records, 1726–1989. Part One (The County-Centered Directory) identifies statewide and regional collections, date spans of the individual collections, newspapers' titles, and in which major genealogical library, or libraries, they can be found. This section includes: County Outline Map of New York; Director to Collections of New York Vital Records, 1726–1989; and, three appendices, which include: Geographical Distribution of Six Newspapers’ Vital Records Postings. Part Two (The County-Centered Gazetteer) contains an alphabetical list of 6,710 New York cities, villages and hamlets showing their locations by present-day counties and towns. Part Three (The Formation and Origins of New York’s Present-Day Sixty-Two Counties) contains details concerning the formation, origin, and other information pertaining to each of New York’s present-day sixty-two counties. This section includes an appendix: Towns and Families of Ontario County, New York, 1790.