Sibley’s Ad – Early Summer

Here is another one of the original drawings that I bought that were used by the Sibley’s Department Stores in Rochester and the surrounding area. This one supposedly in the Times-Union of May 24, 1955. The name of the artist has been lost to time. I know that it was a lady that came from …

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RPL New Scans

The Rochester Public Library has uploaded some new scanned items for the first time in almost two years. Among the new things is “Rochester’s Part in the World War (I).” It is a 36 page booklet showing the things that people from the Rochester area did to help during WWI. Some of the ladies in …

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Fixing Relationships in FSFT

Months ago I notice a problem with an ancestor in the FamilySearch Family Tree (FSFT). Jeremiah Halsey showed with two wives with the same children listed. The big problem was that one of his wives was really his mother. At that time I couldn’t figure out how to fix the situation. Then last week I …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #12

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1966 was “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas and Papas. The group was formed in 1965. Both John Phillips and Denny Doherty had been in folk groups before getting together with John’s wife Michelle and Cass Elliot who had also been with Doherty in …

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College Catalog

I uploaded a catalog for the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute for the years 1943 to 1944. In 1945 the college changed it’s name to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). This was during World War II and the college described this catalog as the “Wartime Program.” They still offered most of the same curriculum as …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #11

“Good Lovin’” was the next song to go all the way up to the top of the record charts in 1966. The Young Rascals had only been together for about a year but they all had previous experience.Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, and Gene Cornish had previously been members of Joey Dee and the Starliters (“Peppermint …

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