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 Sources for Genealogical Research available from

The Booth Library,  located in the Chemung Valley History Museum

415 E. Water Street, Elmira NY 14901


Books available:

History of Chemung County,book by Ausburn Towner, c. 1892

CHEMUNG COUNTY -- Its History, book published by Chemung County Historical Scoiety c. 1961

CHEMUNG COUNTY, 1890-1975, book by Tom Byrne, c, 1976

TIOGA, CHEMUNG, TOMPKINS,and SCHUYLER COUNTY HISTORY, book by Pierce Hurd, c. 1879

AN OUTLINE OF TIOGA AND BRADFORD COUNTY PA, CHEMUNG, STEUBEN, TIOGA,TOMPKINS and SCHUYLER IN NY by Towns, Villages, Boros, and Cities, book by Gazette Co., Elmira c. 1885

CHEMUNG COUNTY BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, book by S/J. Clarke Publishing Co., c. 1902

Chemung Historical Journals, published quarterly by CCHS, 1955-present

NEW YOK STATE HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL GAZETEER

Bound Genealogical Histories of Prominent Chemung County families

Atlases: City of Elmira, 1876& 1896 Chemung County, 1869,1904

City Directories: Elmira 1857-1984

Misc. NYS County History Books/ Misc. Northern Pennsylvania County History Books

First Census of the United states, 1790: New York, Penssylvania, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts

Chemung County Town Files

Scrapbook Files containing misc. Elmira newspaper clippngs, 1880's-1916

Military Records and history books with an emphasis on the Civil War, including NYS Civil War Muster Rolls.

CCHS Archival Collections

Biographical Files on Prominent Chemung County Families

Business Account Books, Chemung County

Cemetery Records, Chemung County/County Cemetery Map

Church Records, Trinity Episcopal, Elmira, 1833-1886

Elmira Civil War Prison Camp Dead Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira

Death Records, City of Elmira, 1867-1881

Manuscript files

Maps, City of Elmira & Chemung County

Marriages & Anniversaries, Chemung County, 1975

Marriages & Death recorded in ELMIRA GAZETTE, 1835-1845

Obituary Files, Chemung County, 1975 present

Photograph Files Revolutionary War Dead of Chemung County, burial spots

School Records, misc Chemung County Schools, late 1800's early 1900's

Vertical files, including clippings from Chemung County newspapers concerning local history

Wilcox, Clark, former County Historian's papers with genealogical information. 


List prepared by Sue Doughty (deceased) in January 1997