–See also: website of Mark Twain hotel memories and stories:
February 2019 at the Steele Memorial Library: Erie Canal Bicentennial Exhibition
“Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal” was developed by the Western New York Library Resources Council, with grant funding from Humanities New York, to celebrate the Bicentennial groundbreaking of the Erie Canal in New York State.
The DPLA has a digital companion exhibit located online via this link:
Elmira was connected to the Erie Canal through the Chemung Canal, which is now Route 14. This canal operated from 1833 through the 1870s. For more on the Chemung Canal, click here: http://thechemungcanal.com/
MARK TWAIN COLLECTION
My Mark Twain by William Dean Howells
AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY RESOURCES
History of Brulé’s discoveries and explorations, 1610-1626, being a narrative of the discovery, by Stephen Brulé, of lakes Huron, Ontario and Superior; and of his explorations (the first made by civilized man) of Pennsylvania and western New York, also of the Province of Ontario, Canada; with a biographical notice of the discoverer and explorer, who was killed and eaten by savages
Here is a step by step guide to finding years available online for Chemung County Newspapers on NYS Historic Newspapers. I have also included some other search strategies for local newspapers.
We currently have 1891-1907 of the Elmira Gazette online through NYS Historic Newspapers.
This is due to many assorted reasons. If you would like to see a list of the issues digitized and available online right now, please follow these steps:
In this case, we are selecting “The Elmira Gazette.”
The “Calendar View” prompt is clickable.. Please click on it. That will take you here: http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn83030949/issues/
On the left side of the page, you will see “Issues For: [YEAR}.
The year for the Elmira Gazette starts at 1891.
You can click on the year and a drop-down box will appear which shows you all the years online that are available.
In this instance, you will see that the years available digitally for this title go up to 1907.
For researching the Star-Gazette online, the Star-Gazette website has an archives function. This is a personal subscription page that does cost money to view the full articles. However, one can still lookup things on the site and get thumbnails of articles complete with date and page number without paying to subscribe.
To find the Star-Gazette Archives feature, go to their home page, https://www.stargazette.com/ and click on “Archives.” This will take you here: https://stargazette.newspapers.com/?xid=983
The Star-Gazette is also available online through a paid personal subscription through newspapers.com.
Institutional subscriptions that include digital access to this title are available through ProQuest, but run upwards of $4,000 per year for access.
This proves to be unsustainably cost-prohibitive for the Genealogy Department to offer to patrons.
We offer full-text of the Star-Gazette on microfilm to patrons who come in to research.
They can procure dates and pages numbers from the Star-Gazette archives site, or from searching the newspaper index through the library StarCat catalog.
To search for local history articles on the StarCat catalog:
1. Go to the StarCat page: http://starcat.stls.org/client/en_US/default
2. Type in keywords, or the [LastName, FirstName] of the person you are searching for.
3. I typed in elmira airport. I got to this link with all the newspaper results for the airport:
4. To limit your search to just newspaper articles, click on “Newspaper” under “Material Type” in the left-hand column.
We also offer a distance research service to out-of town researchers. The directions on how to do this can be found here: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/submit-a-research-query/
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on this or any other matter.
All the Very Best,
Genealogy and Local History Librarian
Steele Memorial Library
Chemung County Library District
101 E. Church St.
Elmira NY 14901
Click on the link for a slideshow on how to find related records in Ancestry Library Edition.
Another problem on the search function–the algorithm seems to be ignoring location info. For example, if I put in a specific city I may get 20 matches from other states before the one for my search, though all have the same name. It seems to be forgetting to prioritize my results by location. This seems to be a recent, but pervasive, change.
If you see strange results in your searches, please copy the URL of the page and send it to me and I can notify the good folks at Ancestry. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interviews with people from Callensburg and Licking Township, Clarion County, PA. 1978.
Vol 2: 1792-1804
Vol. 4: 1813-1820
Corbin collection: Reproduction of typed manuscript list of contents of the Corbin Manuscript Collection of genealogical materials relating to the Corbin family of Massachusetts from 1650 to 1850 which was compiled by Walter E. Corbin and his wife, Lottie S. Corbin. NOTE: Microfilmed rolls ARE available for viewing at the Steele Memorial Library and are in the process of being added to the catalog.
[Newsletter] / Erin Historical Society Newsletter of the Erin NY Historical Society, 2003-2010.