Broome County Histories and Directories

This collection contains histories and directories of Broome County, New York. These volumes provide crucial historical context that can help researchers uncover more records and develop a deeper understanding of their Broome County ancestors. 

The volumes in this collection also contain genealogical and biographical information—apart from the names listed in the directories, many of the histories include biographical sketches, lists of county officers, and other details of the people that lived in the county.  

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Collection Category: County Histories | Collection Type: OCR | Location: Broome County

Rural Directory of Broome County, New York 

This rural directory for Broome County, New York, is valuable to researchers who are interested in finding an ancestor who was a farmer or business owner in the area. 

Information in this directory includes: 

  • Names 
  • Location of their land 
  • Crops grown at the farms 
  • Road maps 
  • Local Advertisements 

This volume is organized alphabetically and by town.  

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This volume was published by the Wilmer Atkinson Company in 1917. 

Biographical Review: This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of the Leading Citizens of Broome County, New York, Part 2 

This volume contains biographical sketches and reviews of Broome County residents. Each blurb includes personal, professional, and genealogical histories spanning multiple generations. Researchers would appreciate that the biographies presented in this volume describe people’s character as much as what they contributed to the county. 

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Please note that only the second part of this book is available at the moment. 

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This volume was published by the Biographical Review Publishing Company in 1894. 

Binghamton, Its Settlement, Growth, and Development, and the Factors in Its History, 1800–1900 

This volume contains a history of Binghamton during the nineteenth century. Residents including businessmen, government officials, and other civil workers are listed and discussed in this volume.  

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This volume was edited by Walter S. Lawyer and published by Century Memorial Publishing Co. in 1900.

History of Broome County, With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers  

This volume can help researchers and historians interested in Broome County. Like many of the counties of New York State, Broome County has a complicated history that involves interactions between European settlers and Native American tribes, which is covered here. Also included are crucial details about the establishment of the many towns and villages throughout the county.   

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This volume was edited by H.P. Smith and published D. Mason & Co. Publishers in 1885. 

Binghamton and Broome County, New York: A History, Volume 3 

This volume contains blurbs on significant residents of Broome County. As it is highlighted in the book, this work focuses on “Family and Personal History.” Information includes short biographies followed by the local family histories of each individual. There are also descriptions of personal accomplishments, education, and professional endeavors. There are also photographs for some of the people mentioned. A helpful index is at the end of the book. 

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Please note that only the third volume is available at the moment. 

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This volume was edited by William Foote Seward and published by the Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc. in 1924.  

 

Suggested citation for this collection:  

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, “Broome County Histories and Directories” digital images, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org), 2021.