Guide – Military & Veteran’s Records

I uploaded a new chapter to the Genealogical Guide on Military and Veteran’s Records. I cover most of the Wars from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. I left out the Mexican War because very few men from this area would have served in that war. I also left out the Spanish-American War as …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #25

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about ads in a newspaper from 1830. I’ve added an insert to his drawing of the actual woodcut that was used in the newspaper. Back in 1830 all houses looked alike if we …

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Old News – Dental Dispensary

The Rochester Dental Dispensary opened 100 years ago. Besides repairing teeth, the dispensary also was a leader in dental hygiene and educating dentists. It is said that it was the first place in the US licensed to train dental hygienists. The name was changed to Eastman Dental Center in 1965. It remained at 800 East …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #9

The Supremes were back on the top of both the Billboard Hot 100 and Cash Box record charts for the week of May 6 – 13, 1967. This time their number one was “The Happening.” It was the title song of a very poor movie by the same name. Although it wasn’t well received, it …

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Old News – Accident

In this accident, the car that they refer to is a trolley car. The hospital that the little girl was taken to later became Highland Hospital Genesee Hospital. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, May 2, 1917 STRUCK BY CAR Catherine Corso, the ten year old daughter of Joseph Corso of Water street, was struck by a …

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Kodak History Notes – Kodak in Space

Eastman Kodak was recruited during World War I to help start taking aerial photos.  That continued during WWII where airplanes would take photos to know where to drop bombs to do the most damage in Germany and the Pacific. At the end of WWII the US captured enough parts to make about 80 of the …

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