Early Kodak Color Movie Test

Here is a test movie from 1922 of an early Kodak color film. It was filmed at Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey. In the movie are movie actresses Mae Murray and Hope Hampton, who is in her costume from the movie “The Light in the Dark” (1922). Also in the movie is Broadway …

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Cemetery Updates

I have two cemeteries that send me updated copies of their burial records every few years and both sent updates within the last couple of weeks. Oakwood Cemetery in Penfield has over 15,600 burials. It is run be an active association. The other cemetery that sent an update is Lakeview Cemetery. It has slightly over …

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Top Songs of 1964: #23

Another teenage tragedy song hit the top of the record charts in the end of 1964.  “Leader of the Pack” by The Shangri-Las was about Betty who is asked by friends to confirm that she is dating Jimmy, the leader of a motorcycle gang. She tells that she “met him at the candy store” and …

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Old News – Red Cross Stamps

Red Cross stamps available for the Christmas season in 1914. THE POST EXPRESS Thursday, December 12, 1914 XMAS SEAL SALE ON LAST STRETCH Six Big Main Street Stores Co-operate with Mrs. Deloss G. Eldredge and Committee. The last stage off the Red Cross Christmas seal sale began this morning with the opening of the booths …

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Find A Grave on FamilySearch (Again)

Back in August 2013 I posted that Find A Grave records were on FamilySearch. There was a problem. Only about 15% of the records from F-A-G  were on FamilySearch. Then within a couple of weeks the F-A-G records disappeared off FamilySearch. This week FamilySearch announced that they now have Find A grave records and this …

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Local Authors Book Fair

With the holiday season upon us, find the perfect gift for the reader and history buff in your family.  The Charlotte Branch Library will showcase the work of local authors at a book fair on Thursday, December 11 from 5-7 pm.  History books on Rochester, Charlotte, Greece, the Underground Railroad, the Orphan Train, memoirs, and …

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Top Songs of 1964: #22

The Supremes are back at the top of the record charts in 1964 with “Baby Love.” It was written and produced by Motown’s main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland. This was the second number one song of the year for The Supremese. In the next few years, they would have another 10 songs on the top of …

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Top Songs of 1964: #21

“Lass Kiss” by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers was the next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1964. The song was originally released in 1961 by Wayne Cochran who was one of the co-writers. “Lass Kiss” was one of several teen tragedy songs from that period. It tells the story …

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