New to the Genealogy and Local History Collection:
Encyclopedia of American LaFrance by Robert Marvin
Curiosities of Elmira by Kelli Huggins
Long known as the “Queen City” of New York’s Southern Tier, Elmira has a colorful history to live up to that name. Strange events and offbeat characters populate the city’s past. Eldridge Park once had a violent bear pit. The mysterious extinction of the Labrador Duck still baffles researchers today. Inventor Henry Clum, forgotten in time, was a pioneer of meteorology. From the bright lights of the city’s lost vaudeville stages to the dark corners of the criminal underworld, Elmirans have found fame and infamy. Author Kelli Huggins takes readers on an immersive journey into the curious and unique past of Elmira
The Lurie Legacy: The House of Davidic Royal Descent by Dr. Neil Rosenstein
The Genealogy of Some Descendants of Captain Matthew Fuller by William Hyslop Fuller
- Fuller, Matthew, — 1603?-1678.
Polish-Americans in the City of New York: An outline of Socioeconomic and Cultural Needs
- Polish Americans — New York (State) — New York — Social conditions.
- Polish Americans — New York (State) — New York — Economic conditions.
- Polish Americans — Economic conditions.
- Polish Americans — Social conditions.
- New York (State) — New York.
No freedom shrieker : the Civil War letters of Union soldier Charles Freeman Biddlecom, 147th Regiment, New York State Volunteer Infantry
Among the piles of obsolete farm and household implements, haystacks, dust, and debris abandoned in her historic barn, Katie Aldridge discovered a box containing the Civil War letters of Charles Freeman Biddlecom. Painstakingly transcribing and lightly editing more than 100 letters written by the soldier to his wife during his service, Ms. Aldridge resurrected the voice of the Civil War combat soldier. The tone and character of “Charlie’s” detailed accounts of the war compelled Ms. Aldridge to find out more.
From letters written throughout Grant’s Overland Campaign the reader gains an insider’s view of the war: fear, hunger, sickness, longing, and concern for those left behind as well as detailed insights about the political climate. Writing from the perspective shaped in an Upstate New York community closely linked to the abolitionist cause, woman’s suffrage, and the Quaker philosophy, the reader will learn how Charlie’s background shaped his actions and view of the war.