NY State Death Index

The index to New York State birth records is online at Ancestry.com. The thanks for wrenching these records out of the NY State Dept. of Health actually goes to Reclaim the Records who filed a Freedom of Information request for the indexes. Reclaim the Records currently has not received their copy of the records but …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #44

In the last article in William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he told about an old law in Rochester. Here is another set of laws that were passed in 1862 by the Rochester City government. Penal Ordinance Passed November 11, 1862 “No person shall fly …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #25

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap were back again with another hit. This time it was “Lady Willpower” and it was written by Jerry Fuller that also wrote “Young Girl” and “Over You” for the group. This song is about a guy wants to take a relationship to the next level but the lady isn’t …

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Ontario Beach Park – #19

As mentioned in the last chapter on the Park, it was auctioned off March 5, 1906 on the Monroe County Court House for debts owed on bonds. The new name for the Corporation that now owned the Park was “The Ontario Beach Hotel and Amusement Company.” In May they started announcing improvements that were being …

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