The index, also knows as the Woodward File, contains over 225,000 cards with abstracted information
from local records dating from 1790 to approximately 1895.
Some of the information found on the cards includes census records,
cemetery records, church records, newspaper accounts, daybooks and account books.

Binghamton fire

Obituaries taken from the local papers are on file, dating from about 1960 to 1975 and from 1981 to the present.
The collection now contains over 150,000 local obituaries.
Obituaries before those dates can usually be found on the microfilm of the local papers.
The obituaries can not be downloaded or sent via email or fax.

Train wreck

Over 75,000 images from around Broome County have been indexed and can be copied for use by researchers.
Photographs, slides, glass-plate negatives, stereo views, and film,
dating from the 1850s to the present, may be used to document the past.
If you are looking for a specific picture or would like to know what is available,
please e-mail, telephone or write us.
Click here to view a price list.
Please note: All pictures must be purchased from the Broome County Historical Society,
not the Broome County Public Library.

For more information on the Broome County Historical Society click here.


The Center has over 50,000 clippings on topics of local interest
The 6,000 files cover a wide range of topics including
immigration, business histories, local personalities, women's history, cemeteries,
religious histories, local organizations, crime,
local participation in wars from the American Revolution to the Iraq War,
muncipalities and family histories.

Click here to see a list of the Vertical Files.
Topic tabs can be found at the bottom of the Vertical Files page.

Washington Street

Photos courtesy of the Broome County Historical Society.