Estella (Birney) Buell

When I was a child my grandmother told me that, Estella, the wife of her brother had been on Broadway. Also, according to my grandmother, she also knew Jeanette MacDonald and Sydney Greenstreet who were movie stars. I must admit when grandma told me that I didn’t really believe her. Then as I started digging …

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Indexing Event Results

Look at those statistics! Last weekend FamilySearch had a worldwide indexing event. They hoped to get 72,000 people to index records and went over by 61%. Ten million plus records were indexed by people from almost everywhere on the planet and in many languages. Another interesting statistic is that there were 10,348 indexers 17 and …

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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today

On June 17th 1996 I created one web page that was the beginning of the GenWeb of Monroe Co., NY. The GenWeb project started about March 1996 in Kentucky when a few genealogist thought that it would be a great idea to have a separate website for each county in that state. It caught on …

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FamilySearch Indexing Event

This weekend FamilySearch is having a 72 hour indexing event. They hope to have 72,000 people index records between July 15th and 17th. During those three days you can just index one set of records to be counted. I think once you find out how easy it is to index historical records then you will …

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Old News – New Bank

Fairport, NY gets a new bank 100 years ago. Fairport National Bank first rented space and then in 1924 they would build their own building at 36 South Main Street which is still a bank. The Fairport National Bank would only last until 1944 when it was acquired by Security Trust of Rochester. THE FAIRORT …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #18

The next song to go to the top of the record charts in 1966 was “Hanky Panky” by Tommy James and the Shondells. The song was written in 1963 by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich for their group, The Raindrops but their version went nowhere. The Shondells version was number one on the Cash Box …

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1944 Occident Yearbook

I uploaded the 1944 Occident yearbook that was for West School in Rochester. This was during World War II so there is a page of men from the class of 1943 and 1944 that have joined military service. There are pictures of 233 seniors. There re the usual pictures of activities but I thought the …

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