Top Songs of 1964; #13

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1964 was “Rag Doll” by The Four Seasons. It was just another song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. According to songwriter Bob Gaudio, the recording was inspired by a dirty-faced girl who cleaned the windshield of his automobile for change. When …

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Valley View Cemetery, Rush, NY

Back in August of last year i wrote this blog post about Valley View Cemetery in Rush. That cemetery was used by the¬†School of Industry which was a school for delinquent boys. Yesterday, the Democrat and Chronicle ran a long story titled “Neglected in life, abandoned in death” by David Andreatta that gives a lot …

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WDYTYA – Nomination and Return

The genealogy TV show “Who Do You Think You Are?” has been nominated for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Structured Reality Program for the 2013 season. The show had been nominated before in 2012 which then was the the category Outstanding Reality Program. This time it is up against “Antiques Roadshow” (PBS), “Diners, Drive-Ins and …

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FSFT – Hints

The online family database FamilySearch Family Tree (FSFT) added record hints about a month ago but I only recently began seeing the hints for members of my family. The record below is for my granduncle, Milo Halsey. He was born in Steuben County, NY but moved to Wisconsin before 1900. I already had six sources …

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Old News – Recipes

There has always been more than just news in newspapers. Newspapers realized that they should put some items in to attract women. These recipes gave housewives some ideas for new things to serve to their families. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL. Rochester, NY Friday, July 10, 1914 HELPFUL HINTS FOR HOUSEWIVES. Piquant Salad in Tomato Cups. One …

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Histroy Detectives – Tonight

Tonight (June 8th) on the TV series, History Detectives the team will see if they can figure out what happened to the bandleader Glenn Miller during World War II. Glenn Miller had a very popular band in the 1930s and early 1940s. He even had a radio show that aired three times a week. Glenn …

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Scanning Old Family Photos

One of my big projects for this year is to scan old family photos. In the last couple of months I only managed to scan about 450 photos. I have another 5,000 to 6,000 more to do. I have lots experience scanning pictures through the years but never have taken on this big of project. …

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Old News – Start of WWI

More news from the past. This time about the assassination that started World War I. It was within weeks after the assassination that most of Europe became involved in the War. Note that the assassin’s name is usually spelled Gavrilo Princip in English. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL. Thursday, July 2, 1914 ARCHDUKE MURDERED Heir to …

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History Detectives Returns

The PBS series “History Detectives” returns for a short season tomorrow (on most PBS stations). The series has some changes for this season. First the title has been changed to “History Detectives; Special Investigations.” In the past, there would be three mysteries solved in each episode. This season there is only one mystery in the …

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