East Church Street Elmira, NY 14901 Phone: 607-733-8602 Hours: Mon - Thurs 9-9; Fri - Sat 9-5; Sun 1-5 Closed Saturday & Sunday May 30-Sept 30

Although not technically in Broome County, don't miss the impressive Genealogical Collection of the Steele Library in Chemung County, Elmira, NY. Approximately 1 hour from Binghamton, this public library has an extensive collection of New York State and central New York Genealogical materials. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

New York State County Histories
Many Counties Represented
Newspapers> 1835 - present Local
New York Times 1851 - present New York City
US Federal Census 1790 - 1880 All States

1890 All States

1900-1920 New York, Pa
NY State Census 1825,1835,1855,1892


Chemung County, NY
Index to the US Census 1790 - 1850 All States

1860 New York, Pa

1870 Parts of NY & Pa
Soundex Index to U.S. Census 1880 New York State

1900 Pennsylvania
Mortality Schedules 1850 - 1880 New York & Pennsylvania
Bradford, Pa

Chemung County

Schuyler County

Steuben County
Local History/News file
20th century
Chemung County
City Directories 1857- present Elmira

1905 - present Corning
NY Times Index 1851 - present New York City
New York Genealogical & Biographical Record with Index

New England Historical & Genealogical Record & Index

Dar Lineage Books with Index Not Complete

Military Histories Indian Wars, Revolutionary Wars, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI & II