Beatles Last Concert

On August 29th 1966 The Beatles gave their last commercial concert in Candlestick park, San Francisco. The concert on top of the Apple Corp building in 1969 doesn’t count because it was free and unannounced. The 1966 concert had opening acts of The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes. Prices ranged from $4.50 …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #23

Bobby Hebb had a hit with “Sunny” in 1966. It was a song that he both wrote and performed. Bobby said that his “intentions were just to think of happier times – basically looking for a brighter day – because times were at a low tide.” Because “Sunny” was such a big hit in 1966, …

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Inquests

The new web page that I uploaded is not for everyone. it is  Inquests Held by the Coroners of the Monroe County, NY; Nov. 1885 – Sept. 1901. These names of people that the coroner investigated were found in “Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Monroe.” That was a yearly volume …

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Old News – Rochester Statistics

This issue of The Catholic Journal was 16 pages instead of the usual 8. I’m not sure why they had this special issue. It did have some extra advertising and also had some scenes of Rochester which were terrible looking in the online versions. There was this column that gave statistics of Rochester and the …

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More Rochester School Yearbooks

The Rochester Public Library added more yearbooks to their online collection. These new yearbooks are mostly from the 1930s. It appears that most of the High Schools in Rochester at that time had two graduating classes per year; January and June. Some years there are two separate yearbooks and other years the two classes are …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #22

The next song on the top of the record charts in 1966 was “Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful. In 1965 the group released “Do You believe in Magic” which made it to the number 9 spot on the charts and also “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” which made it up …

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Guide: Surrogate Court Records

I uploaded a chapter to the Genealogical Guide on Surrogate Court Records. The local office has about 75% of the files on their computer. You can take a USB flash drive and download the entire contents of a file. One estate file for a possible ancestor of mine is 185 pages. I also tried to …

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