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Members of the JOHOs recommend two books for beginning searchers:

Searching For Your Ancestors by Gilbert H. Doane, available in paperback in libraries and bookstores.

Don't Cry Timber! by Prudence Groff Michael, available postpaid for $6.95 from author: 64472 Michigan, Lakeville, IN 46536.


JOHOs meets monthly. Write Mrs. Helena Howard, 2422 Altay Road, Rock Stream, NY, 14878

National Genealogical Society, 4527 N. 17th St., Arlington, VA 22207. Send SASE for free flier, Suggestions for Beginners in Genealogy. Dues are $30.00 a year and entitle member to borrow by mail from 15,000 volume library.

The Rochester Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 92533, Rochester, NY 14692. Send $7.00 for Genealogical Guide to Monroe County , 48 pages of instructions and document locations. The Society meets the third Thursday of every month in St. Paul's Episcopal Church on East Avenue. The meetings are open to the public and feature two guest speakers. Dues are $10.00.

Twin Tiers Genealogical Society, Inc. publishes The Gemini quarterly. Sent for $4.00 a year with the privelege of free queries.


Davenport Library, Bath, NY
—Cemetery records of Steuben County.
—Abstracts of probate records of Steuben County.
—Village directories.
—Newspapers of Bath.
—Microfilm of Bath Newspapers.
—Frey Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, indexed.
—Printed Genealogies.
—Basic books of immigration records, marriages, pedigrees of 17th and 18th centuries.
—County history books of many New York counties.
—Periodicals, current and past.

Geneva Historical Society, 543 S. Main St., Geneva, NY
—Geneva newspapers on microfilm, indexed.
—Family genealogies.

Rochester Historical Society, 485 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
—Documented records of over 13,000 descendants of the men and women who settled the area.

Schuyler County Historical Society, Old Brick Tavern, Montour Falls, NY

—Alphabetical card files of births, marriages and deaths.
—Complete Schuyler County cemetery list.
—Old newspapers and many scrapbooks.
—Many family histories.
—Ancestor Charts, 10 for $1.00, postpaid
—Family-Group Charts, 10 for $1.00, postpaid.

Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY
—Federal Census 1790-1880, all states; 1900 - 10 NY & PA
—Federal Census Indexes, 1790-1850, all states; 1860, NY & PA
—Soundex, 1880, NY & PA; 1900, NY.
—New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, 130 volumes.
—New England Historical and Genealogical Record, 130 vols.
—Elmira Newspapers, 1836 - present.
—New York Times, 1850 - present.
—Current publications of 28 Genealogical Societes.
—New York County Histories.
—Elmira City Directories, 1857-present.
—Elmira High School Yearbooks.
—Many Family Genealogies.
—Reference books: "How To," Heraldry, Cemeteries, Immigration, Vital Records.

Yates County Historical and Genealogical Society, Oliver House, 200 Main Streeet, Penn Yan, NY
—2 file cabinets of Yates County family names.
—80 boxes of cards on Yates County families.
—Cemetery records.
—Local directories and phone books from 1890.
—Local history scrapbooks and compilations.

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