Research Guides for Genealogy and Local History

Finding Aids to the Genealogy & Local History Collection

          Vertical Files Index (PDF) – Vertical Files are uncatalogued ephemera: news clipping, pamphlets, photos, etc… relating to local history and genealogy.

Cemetery Resources

          NYS Cemetery books in our collection (PDF)

          All cemetery books by place (PDF)


          Family Genealogies in our collection (PDF)


          books based on geographic places in our collection (PDF)

          Books on Elmira and Chemung County (PDF)

          England, Ireland, Scotland finding aid (PDF)

Military Resources

          Revolutionary War 1775-1783 resources

          Civil War 1861-1865 Resources in our Collection


FULL EXCEL DOC OF STEELE GENEALOGY HOLDINGS  This is a living document. Expect changes as the collection is added to, updated, and modified.