Free NY Sources Webinar

This Thursday (July 23rd) there is a free online webinar on “New York Resources at NEHGS” (New England Historic Genealogical Society). The description of this event says that “finding information about your New York ancestors can be tricky. Learn what resources are available at NEHGS and on AmericanAncestors.org and gain valuable research tips from genealogist …

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Kodak News – Boom!

Kodak is imploding another building early tomorrow (July 18th). Building 53 in Eastman Business Park was former the home of roll coating. At 8 a.m. it and the smokestacks on top will be dropped. Preparations have been under way for months. The picture is one I took in late April. (Click on it for a …

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Old News – Tin for Household Use

It appears that from this articles that tin was just beginning to be used in the making of household items. It is very possible that these aren’t tin at all. Tin cans are actually made from rolled steel.. THE CATHOLIC COURIER Thursday, July 16, 1915 TIN NOVELTIES Articles Which Contribute a Gay Note in Outdoor …

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Top Songs of 1965 – #16

The next song to go to the top of the record charts in 1965 was “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. It would be their first number one song in the US.  “Satisfaction” was the number one song on both the Billboard …

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Old News – Ontario Beach Park

An invitation for people from the Towns surrounding Rochester to come to Ontario Beach Park o a special day just for them. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, July 8, 1915 Community Day At Ontario Beach Park The remarkable progress made by Ontario Beach Park this summer in the way of big features on days and …

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Old News – Role of Women for Independence

This editorial tells how women helped during the Revolutionary War. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, July 2, 1915 WOMEN’S PART IN INDEPENDENCE DAY They Had Glorious Share in Winning American Liberty. It has been said that in every woman’s breast there lies the possibility of great heroism. What she can do when put to the test …

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Don’t Do As I Do

I got this photo from my grandmother in the late 1960s, long before I got started in genealogy. The man on the left was related to my grandmother. I also like the photo because he looks similar to me. From what I remembered he was in the Spanish-American War in the Philippines and then stayed …

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Upcoming Genealogy on TV

“Who Do You Think You Are?” will be returning for a short summer season on July 29th on the TLC channel. From press releases these celebrities will be looking for their ancestors: Tom Bergeron, who is aware of his French Canadian roots on his paternal side, but wants to know what brought his ancestors to …

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