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Fultonhistory.com or Old Fulton NY Postcards is a historic newspaper website that contains archives of over 1,000 New York newspapers, along with collections from other states and Canada. As of February 2018, the site had almost 50 million scanned newspaper pages.Neason, Alexandria (6 February 2018)
How Tom Tryniski digitized nearly 50 million pages of newspapers in his living room
'' Columbia Journalism Review''


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The large amount of content on the site, at least three times as large as the National Digital Newspaper Program's ''
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'' site as of 2013, is also notable because the site is operated by one person, Tom Tryniski, of Fulton, New York. Tryniski began the site circa 1999 with a collection of old postcards of Fulton. Subsequently, he scanned the entire run of the ''Oswego Valley News'', the primary newspaper for Oswego County, New York where Fulton is located. In 2003, Tryniski purchased a microfilm scanner to expand his scanning project. As of May 2013, he is scanning approximately 250,000 pages per month. As of December 2013, the site averaged six million page views per month. The website has retained its URL and "Old Fulton Post Cards" name despite its much expanded scope.


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