Updates to Find A Grave and Billion Graves

Since Ancestry bought Find A Grave last year, the change that I like best is that they added a list of siblings to each person’s memorial. That only took some minor reprogramming as the siblings were from links that people created when they added children to a parent. My grandfather, Archie Halsey, (click image for …

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Top Songs of 1964; #6

Yet another Beatles song is to hit the top of the US record charts in 1964. “Can’t Buy Me Love” was hit the top spot only a little more than a month after it was recorded. The backgrounds were recorded in Paris in January and then Paul’s vocal and George’s guitar were recorded later in …

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Old News – East Rochester Fire, 1914

More news from the past. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, March 26, 1914 LARGE EAST ROCHESTER BLOCK ENTIRELY DESTROYED BY FIRE Eyer Building Containing Fryattt Department Store and Other Firms a Total Loss — To Be Rebuilt Immediately East Rochester, March 24,—Fire causing a loss of nearly $200,000, occurred in this village, Tuesday  night. The …

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Kodak Business Park For Sale

Eastman Kodak today announced that the property formerly known as Kodak Park and for the last few years called Eastman Business Park (EBP) is now for sale. The site contains 1,200 acres and many buildings comprising 7.2 million square feet of space. The Park is currently home to 50 different companies and within those companies …

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Fort Ticonderoga Image, 1818

Last week on the Fort Ticonderoga blog they published this post that included a drawing of what Fort Ticonderoga looked like in 1818. The posting doesn’t mention it but you can click on the small image to see a much larger version of the drawing. By 1818 the once important Fort had already fallen into …

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Shared Library Catalogs

Fairly recently the FamilySearch catalog was merged with the WorldCat catalog. It definitely benefits genealogical researchers in finding sources closer to where they live. From the main FamilySearch web page, you can get to the catalog either of two ways. If you hover over the “Search” at the top of the page a menu comes …

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Old News – Death of Westinghouse

More news from the past. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, March 18, 1914 WESTINGHOUSE RIVAL TO EDISON Invented His Famous Air Brake When a Youth. FIFTY YEARS IN PUBLIC EYE Engineer, Dead at Sixty-seven, Was One of the Most Remarkable of Nation’s Great Men—Introduced and Developed Alternating Current System For Electric Light and Power. The late …

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