Heritage Quest Online (Library Card Bar Code Required)
A database consisting of the full text of local histories, family histories, and Federal Census indexes and images 1790-1910.
Providing Steele Library visitors with access to US census, military, court, land, probate records, passenger lists, Social Security Death Index, and much more. Note, this database can only be accessed at the Steele Memorial Library.
Accessible Archives *NEW*
Developed by dedicated instructors and students of American history, our databases contain the rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books.
Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are available in a user-friendly online environment
- African American Newspapers
- American County Histories
- The Civil War Collection
- Frank Leslie’s Weekly
- Godey’s Lady’s Book
- History of Woman Suffrage
- The Liberator
- The Lily
- National Anti-Slavery Standard
- National Citizen and Ballot Box
- The Pennsylvania Gazette
- The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue
- The Pennsylvania Newspaper Record
- The Revolution
- Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman
- South Carolina Newspapers
- Twelve Years A Slave
- The Virginia Gazette
A web site dedicated to genealogy of Chemung County, Bradford County Pennsylvania, and Tioga County Pennsylvania.
Use this calculator to figure out the soundex code for your name.
Name index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962.
Official death records from New York State Department of Health. This site allows you to search for death records plus download these records for genealogical purposes.
Records span billions of names across hundreds of collections–including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more. Currently Family Search has NY State census for 1855, 1865 (browse only), 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, and 1925.
Here you will find the Elmira Morning Paper 1888-1921, the Elmira Star-Gazette 1891-1907, the Corning Newspaper 1847-1905 and 1917-1953, and the Waverly, NY newspaper 1907-1914.
From the German Genealogy Group this database currently contains the indexes to Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1862 to 1948 for the five boroughs of New York City (Bronx, Kings, Manhattan, Queens and Richmond).
From the Italian Genealogy Group, this page provides access to a Naturalization Records, NYC Death and Marriage indexes for Kings, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, and Richmond Counties.
A comprehensive locally produced genealogy site covering the entire Painted Hills Area of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Including the Pennsylvania Counties of McKean and Potter plus the New York State Counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Steuben.
A browsable list of burials in Steuben County from 1967-2003. You also have the opportunity to request a copy of the obituary. To use this resource, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer.
A collection of links to genealogical resources about Steuben County. This site includes links to census records, vital statistics, township histories and much more. Ellis Island Records A searchable database of immigration records, 1892-1924, from the famed port of entry to the United States.
A highly renowned genealogy site with surname archives.
The GenWeb site is organized by state and then you can browse by county.
An excellent clearing house of genealogical web sites.
VitalChek Network has an internet, voice and fax network setup to help people get a certified copy of a birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate and other vital records.
This site offers a wealth of information about New York State Historical Documents and Public Records. From this site you can search the holdings of not only the state library but the state archives, and a historical documents catalog records for more than 25,000 archives and manuscripts collections housed in most, but not all, New York repositories (libraries, historical societies, and other organizations with established archives).
This site provides information about obtaining military service records and family history records from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
For no charge, volunteers from the Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct research to see if your ancestor fought in the Revolutionary War.
Created by Amy Starr Degnan, former Genealogical Librarian at the Steele Memorial Library, this page contains a list of resources for genealogical research in native american tribes throughout North America.
A very informative, and uncluttered site of the history of Elmira’s Civil War Prison.