Obituary & Birth Index

Our volunteers have copied and indexed our local newspapers for items of interest to genealogists and we are now putting birth, marriage and obituary indexes on this site. The hard copies of the indexed newspapers are in books by year in our genealogy section. If you don’t find the person with whom you are interested and know that he/she was born, married and/or died in Chemung County, you should still check the newspaper microfilm available at our library. You will also want to check the microfilm of the newspaper to be sure you have the newspaper listing with the most information as we have listed the person the first time he/she is mentioned in the newspaper. If you are unable to come to the library, we answer genealogy research requests by mail for a fee.

Once you have opened the PDF, you can do a keyword search by clicking Ctrl+F and typing the last or first name into the “find” box that will appear in the upper right hand corner. If you are unsure of the name spelling, you can browse the file alphabetically. Click here for video demonstration.

Problem Obituaries in Online Catalog

*Note: If you look up an obituary in our online catalog and don’t see a date, click on this index to see if the person you’re looking for is listed here. For assistance, please call our Adult services desk at 607-733-9175.*

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