WDYTYA – Tom Bergeron

Tom Bergeron is investigating his paternal roots on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Thst part of Tom’s family is French-Canadian. Whereas some of the celebrities on WDYTYA have been going back only a few generations, Tom is able to go back to his 10x great-grandparents in France. They faced …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #18

What was to become a signature song, “I Got You Babe,” was the next song to climb to the top of the record charts in 1965. Sonny (Salvatore Bono) and Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian) had both been in the music business for a while. Sonny started as a record promoter for Phil Spector. Eventually Sonny would …

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Old News – Exposition

Here are articles from two different newspapers talking about the upcoming Rochester Exposition. It sounds like it would be a great event to go to. It was held at Exposition Park which is now Edgerton Park on Dewey Avenue. That park doesn’t look like there would be enough room for all the attractions. The Honeoye …

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eBay for Genealogy

Have you ever thought of using eBay for finding genealogy sources? Although eBay was started in 1995 as an auction website, just as many items are “buy it now.” You can find many things for your genealogy including Town & County histories, family histories, city directories, high school & college yearbooks, maps & atlases, newspapers, …

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WDYTYA – Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston has won many acting awards but he still wants to know who he is. Bryan’s father left the family when Bryan was only 11. Bryan and a brother found the father 11 years later and Bryan did have a relationship with him until his death in 2014. Still, Bryan is investigating his father’s …

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Old News – Horse Show

In appears from this article that as people are moving to buy autos in 1915 that horse shows started being a big thing in Rochester. The former Exposition  Park on Dewey Avenue is now known as Edgerton Park. The Honeoye Falls Times Thursday, Aug. 19, 1915 HORSE IS COMING BACK TO HIS OWN Annual Horse …

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Old News – Blue Laws

Prohibition is to start over 4 years from the arrest in this case. There are “blue laws” in almost every state at the time which prohibit the sale of some kind of liquor on Sundays. Even after Prohibition was repealed, the sale of beer was forbidden in New York State on Sunday mornings until 2006. …

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