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Collection TitleCL 49 Isabel Ridall PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKim Richards, Leslie Swayze and Rebecca Rudnicki
Date Completed:December 11, 2007
Extent5.5 linear feet

CL 49 - Isabel Ridall Papers contains genealogical information regarding the Ridall family, as well as research information on Elmira and Chemung County.  Box F, is a recent addition to this collection and contains family photographs, as well as some personal papers.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Folder contains the ancestor bank of Isabel Ridall.DocumentC05
Folder contains newspaper articles regarding adopted children attempting to find their birth parents.DocumentC08
Folder contains instructions and information about constructing ancestor banks.DocumentC09
Folder contains information about computing birth dates.DocumentC10
Folder contains a map of and information about Aspen Ridge in Elmira, New York.DocumentC11
Folder contains information about Boy Scout Troop #154.DocumentC13
Folder contains information regarding the New York State census.DocumentC15
Folder contains information from the 1880 Elmira - Chemung County Census and births that occurred between 1843 and 1851.DocumentC16
Folder contains information about newspapers in Chemung County.DocumentC17
Folder contains information about Continetal men in the military and navy during the Revolutionary War 1775-1783.DocumentC25
Folder contains information about how to date photographs.DocumentC26
Folder contains information about epitaphs.DocumentC30
Folder contains information about federal offices.DocumentC32
Folder contains information about different helpful genealogy books.DocumentC36
Folder contains information regarding Hollenbeck's Store in Tioga Point.DocumentC40
Folder contains information about Horseheads, New York.DocumentC41
Folder contains information regarding the Huguenot Society.DocumentC43
Folder contains information about Indian villages in Chemung County.DocumentC45
Folder contains information about Indian trails and longhouse families.DocumentC46
Folder contains information regarding Jewish genealogy.DocumentC48
Folder contains lists of letters from the Horseheads post office, 1835-1839.DocumentC49
Folder contains information regarding genealogy forms.DocumentC50
Folder contains information about medical terms.DocumentC53
Folder contains information about military records 1783-1969.DocumentC54
Folder contains information regarding migration trails in the United States.DocumentC55
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