Genealogical Guide

In 1986 I published the first “Genealogical Guide to Monroe County, NY.” Then I published new editions in 1996 and 2006. The 2006 edition is available for free on the Rochester Genealogical Society website. It has grown to be out of date and I was thinking it might be time to do something new. FamilySearch …

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Old News – G.O.P. Candidate

This is an election year, as was 1916. That year the Republicans nominated Charles Evans Hughes from New York State to run again President Wilson. In the election that year, Wilson won 277 electoral votes vs. Hughes’ 254. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, June 15, 1916 Hughes and Fairbanks Nominated. Chicago, June 10 — Charles …

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1937 Surveyor Yearbook

I uploaded another yearbook. This time it is the 1937 Surveyor. That is the yearbook of the Washington High School that was on Clifford Avenue in Rochester. That school was originally an elementary school when it opened in 1879. A larger building was made and in 1915 it was the first junior high school in …

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Old News – Spelling Bee

Spelling bees are still done today and the National spelling bee always brings up some words that very few people have ever heard before. The Thor motorcycle was made from 1901 to 1920. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Thursday, June 7, 1916 One-Third of All Who Tried From Perinton Stood to the Last in Contest Saturday Night. …

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