Elmira City Historian - Diane Janowski

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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 - click here

  • otherwise Steele Memorial Library has microfilm of the local census from 1790-1930 that you may look at, at the downtown branch
    Best, but it will cost you. www.ancestry.com

 

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
    Best, but it will cost you. www.newspapers.com

 

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
    Best, but it will cost you. www.ancestry.com

 

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS of Elmira

 

BIRTH RECORDS


DEATH RECORDS



CEMETERY LISTS (within city limits)



ELMIRA HISTORY

 

NEW YORK STATE HISTORY

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