Old News – Local Archeology

This article mentions that a committee was going to place a boulder in the memory of Lewis Henry Morgan (1818 – 1881). Do any of you know if there is a memorial boulder and where it is? THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, June 22, 1916 Archeologists Find a Pre-Iroquois Village on Estate of Admiral Hanford …

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1940 Surveyor Yearbook

I uploaded another high school yearbook. The 1940 Surveyor is for Washington High School in Rochester. Guenter L. says that this school was later renamed Edison Tech. Then in the 1960s the school was moved to Lexington Avenue, where it still is. In the 1937 yearbook there was a class of 127 seniors. This 1940 …

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Hints from FS?

I got a message from FamilySearch that says “We found a memorial that mentions one of your relatives.” When I clicked on the email link it gave me a full web page of hints for relatives. Some are close relatives like my grandfather (Archie Halsey) and others are more distant. When I clicked on “View …

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Genealogical Guide

In 1986 I published the first “Genealogical Guide to Monroe County, NY.” Then I published new editions in 1996 and 2006. The 2006 edition is available for free on the Rochester Genealogical Society website. It has grown to be out of date and I was thinking it might be time to do something new. FamilySearch …

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Old News – G.O.P. Candidate

This is an election year, as was 1916. That year the Republicans nominated Charles Evans Hughes from New York State to run again President Wilson. In the election that year, Wilson won 277 electoral votes vs. Hughes’ 254. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, June 15, 1916 Hughes and Fairbanks Nominated. Chicago, June 10 — Charles …

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1937 Surveyor Yearbook

I uploaded another yearbook. This time it is the 1937 Surveyor. That is the yearbook of the Washington High School that was on Clifford Avenue in Rochester. That school was originally an elementary school when it opened in 1879. A larger building was made and in 1915 it was the first junior high school in …

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