Monday, November 4, 2013

Where to find what you are looking for........
City of Elmira ONLY

Do it yourself research


CENSUS
  • EASY ONLINE - Steele Memorial Library - if you have a CCLD library card you can use their HeritageQuest Online census from your home - works best before 1930 click here
  • otherwise Steele Memorial Library has microfilm of the local census from 1790-1930 that you may look at, at the downtown branch

      NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM
      • EASY ONLINE, but slow - Old Fulton, NY Postcards - Elmira Morning Telegram 1888-1921, Elmira Star-Gazette 1891-1907 - click here
      • otherwise Steele Memorial Library has most of the microfilm from all the local papers

        OLD MAPS
        • EASY ONLINE - city maps Elmira 1869, 1876, 1896, 1904 - Steele Memorial Library - click here
        • EASY ONLINE - Historic Map Works - search or buy - click here
        • Sanborn maps - Chemung County Historical Society
        • Atlases - Steele Memorial Library

        CITY DIRECTORIES
        • EASY ONLINE - Ancestry.com  NOT FREE 
        • otherwise Steele Memorial Library has many but not all directories

        OLD PHOTOGRAPHS of Elmira

        BIRTH RECORDS

        DEATH RECORDS


        CEMETERY LISTS (within city limits)


        ELMIRA HISTORY

        NEW YORK STATE HISTORY