Elmira, New York

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United StatesGotoarrow.png New YorkGotoarrow.png Chemung CountyGotoarrow.pngCity of Elmira

United StatesGotoarrow.png New YorkGotoarrow.png Chemung CountyGotoarrow.pngTown of Elmira



  • List of Confederate Soldiers Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Church Records

Church Histories

  • Fiftieth Anniversary of the Park Church: Elmira, N.Y., January 1, 1896. Elmira, N.Y.?, 1988. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the largest online collection of 400 New York 1795-2007 newspapers. The instructions for this quirky site are needed to get the most out of it.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the following Elmira, New York newspaper images:

  • Elmira NY Morning Telegram 1888-1921
  • Elmira NY Star Gazette 1891-1907


Archives, Libraries and Museums


City Clerk

Angela J. Williams
317 East Church Street
Elmira, NY 14901
Website: www.cityofelmira.net

Town Clerk

JoAnn Sherwood
1255 W. Water Street
Elmira, NY 14905

City Historian

Jack Humphries

Town Historian

Scott Deming

City/Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Elmira, New York check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records


  1. Linkpendium assisted in locating this collection.