Newspaper Records from 1832

I uploaded a new web page; Marriages and Deaths from Rochester Newspapers; July 1, 1832 – Dec. 31, 1832. I extracted all the records from newspapers from the last half of 1832. There is a large run of issues missing from the Rochester Daily Advertiser from July to the end of October. Most of those …

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Old News – New Stamping Plant

This is a follow-up on this post from last November. The buildings were originally a piano factory from 1892 to 1914. The factory buildings were sold to James E. McLaughlin who would manufacture wash tubs, fuel cans, flour sifters and other galvanized steel products. That company would close when Mr. McLaughlin died. The building would …

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1876 Atlas

Sometimes when I scan books they are of more general interest than would be appropriate for the GenWeb of Monroe County. Recently I scanned “Comprehensive Geography, The Independent Course” by James Monteith and dated 1876. It served a double purpose. First it could be used to teach geography to children. Then it can also be …

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Estella (Birney) Buell

When I was a child my grandmother told me that, Estella, the wife of her brother had been on Broadway. Also, according to my grandmother, she also knew Jeanette MacDonald and Sydney Greenstreet who were movie stars. I must admit when grandma told me that I didn’t really believe her. Then as I started digging …

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Indexing Event Results

Look at those statistics! Last weekend FamilySearch had a worldwide indexing event. They hoped to get 72,000 people to index records and went over by 61%. Ten million plus records were indexed by people from almost everywhere on the planet and in many languages. Another interesting statistic is that there were 10,348 indexers 17 and …

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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today

On June 17th 1996 I created one web page that was the beginning of the GenWeb of Monroe Co., NY. The GenWeb project started about March 1996 in Kentucky when a few genealogist thought that it would be a great idea to have a separate website for each county in that state. It caught on …

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FamilySearch Indexing Event

This weekend FamilySearch is having a 72 hour indexing event. They hope to have 72,000 people index records between July 15th and 17th. During those three days you can just index one set of records to be counted. I think once you find out how easy it is to index historical records then you will …

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