Old News – Erie Canal

More news from the past. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, April 16, 1914 Canal Opening May Be Delayed May 15th is the date officially set for the opening of navigation on the Erie canal, but there is doubt whether through traffic from Buffalo to Albany can open at that time, as there may be delays …

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Swann VR Collection

I was looking for a Rochester family on FamilySearch and came up with a relatively new source of area vital records. The Swann Collection is from the Yates County GenealogicalĀ  & Historical Society. Their collection contains all kinds of vital records from family records, newspapers and 21 family Bibles. The earliest record in the collection …

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Old Cemetery in Penfield

I recently found out about an old cemetery in Penfield that I hadn’t known existed. I am transcribing an old newspaper column from 1911 and found this reference to the cemetery.: “The first school house and pioneer burying ground was situated on the southwest corner of the village, and in 1809 when the then “new …

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Old News – Small Items

More old news. This time just some small news items. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, April 9, 1914 LOCAL AND VICINITY NOTES Items of General Interest Gathered from our Newsy Exchanges Rochester has acquired a motion picture studio which was incorporated last week with a capitalization of $50,000 and which is the only one between New …

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Early Rochester Family Records; #5

I added the fifth page of records from the old newspaper column “Early Rochester Family Records” that were published between 1910 and 1912. The records are on Page 45 of Biographies. Highlights of families on this page are: Goss family of Pittsford William Welch family of Wheatland Horace Bush family of Penfield Lusk family of …

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Talk on Woman Adventurer

Babette Huber will give a talk onĀ The Adventures of Sarah Bonesteel. Sarah Hall Bonesteel was a woman of intelligence, adventure and courage. She was in the first class that accepted women at MIT, traveled the high seas, taught Helen Keller and traveled 5000 miles in a Buick Six touring car on a cross-country tour. All …

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TV Show with Kids from the Early 50s

I uploaded a photo album with just 6 picture in it. The album is of a TV show called Schools on Parade that was broadcast once a week in 1953 and 1954.The show was on Rochester station WHAM-TV which is now WROC-TV. Three of the pictures are of 15 children that appeared on the show …

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