On this date 100 years ago: Elmira’s Crystal Eastman lobbies for Women’s Suffrage in Washington D.C.

I was glad to see good news on the front of the Star Gazette today: thousands of people showing up in downtown Elmira to support cancer survivors and the Komen Foundation, and the news that the Elmira YWCA received $19,000 Continue reading On this date 100 years ago: Elmira’s Crystal Eastman lobbies for Women’s Suffrage in Washington D.C.

View genealogical records from all over the world right in downtown Elmira.

The Steele Memorial Library is excited to announce that we are now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. The new designation means library patrons will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch. Family Search Continue reading View genealogical records from all over the world right in downtown Elmira.

Throwback Thursday! Ring in the new year with Elmira’s town crier from 1850-1870

Ring in the new year with Elmira’s town crier from 1850-1870, Tom Tallada (Pictured here with his bell). His wedding is described in the library’s “History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, and Schuyler Counties, NY” on page 252. It reads: The Continue reading Throwback Thursday! Ring in the new year with Elmira’s town crier from 1850-1870

TBT: On Christmas day, 100 years ago in Elmira

“Ameta: Famous French Mirror and Fire Dancer” headlined Elmira’s Majestic Theatre’s Christmas program. According the Elmira Star Gazette article from Dec. 24, 1914,  Ameta was a “…world famous mirror and fire dancer…a French woman, she had been appearing in Berlin Continue reading TBT: On Christmas day, 100 years ago in Elmira

St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery Records

The Genealogy Department is proud and happy to announce that our staff and volunteers have completed a spreadsheet containing the names from St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery Records from their Ledger Book encompassing the years 1890 -1947.  We now have Continue reading St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery Records

Central Branch begins uploading High School Yearbooks

The Central Branch of the Chemung County Library District is pleased to announce a new digital collection has been added to the New York Heritage Digital Collection titled High School Yearbooks from Chemung County.  This collection consists of High School Continue reading Central Branch begins uploading High School Yearbooks