Elmira City Directories

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Elmira City Directories
Hanford's Directory of Elmira City and Elmira Heights, 1902 - Image Source

Collection Facts


Historical Context

The Elmira City Directories in the Genealogy Department of the Steele Memorial Library are a valuable source of information for local history and genealogical researchers. Access to the information contained in these city directories is vital to anyone researching local people and places in history. City directories are bound annual publications that contain print listings of the city residents and businesses along with useful historical information in the front of each edition.  It is the Steele Memorial Library's goal to make available digitally all city directories in the public domain.

Scope of Collection

Directories for Elmira, New York and surrounding areas in Chemung County, including Elmira Heights.