Top Songs of 1965; #5

The Beatles are again back on the top of the record charts in 1965 with “Eight Days a Week.” The title is attributed to two sources. One is Ringo who often said odd phrases. The title may also be from an over worked chauffeur that once ferried The Beatles while on tour. Both explinations have …

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WDYTYA – Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon is the next celebrity to investigate her roots on Who Do You Think You Are” (WDYTYA). Angie was on the TV series Baywatch Nights from 1995 – 1998. She then played Abbie Carmichael on Law & Order from 1998-2001. Since July 2010, she has been on the TNT crime-drama Rizzoli & Isles, playing …

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Old News – Charlotte Annexation

A couple of articles about the City of Rochester absorbing the Village of Charlotte which was originally in the Town of Greece. THE POST EXPRESS Rochester, NY Tuesday, March 16, 1915 CHARLOTTE’S ELECTION DAY; MAY BE LAST This is election day in Charlotte, its last election day as a separate municipality if the newest annexation …

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American Pickers Coming to NY State

The History Channel series American Pickers, about two guys traveling around the country is looking for “rusty gold” in New York State in April.  Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are interested in leads to people with a large collection of what some call junk and others others call collectables. They are on the hunt for interesting …

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WDYTYA – Josh Groban

This Sunday (March 15th) on Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA) musician Josh Groban is searching for information on his ancestors. He ends up going to Germany to find out why his 8th great-grandfather, Johann Zimmerman, left Germany. Zimmerman was a singing teacher and a Deacon of his local church. At the same time …

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Old News – St. Patrick’s Day (2 of 2)

This set of articles about St. Patrick’s Day includes an article about the British royals handing out shamrocks on the day in 1915. They still do this. In 2014 Princess Kate was the member of the family giving out shamrocks as shown in the picture.. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, March 12, 1915 The Wearing of …

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Old News – St. Patrick’s Day (1 of 2)

There were so many articles about St. Patrick’s Day in this issue of the newspaper that I am making two posts. First is an editorial about St. Patrick and then how to make a special green cake for the day. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, March 12, 1915 St. Patrick Written for the Catholic Journal by …

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Monroe Co. GenWeb and Google

Google is the most popular search site in the US and many other countries. I get spam messages every day that tell me that they can move the Monroe County GenWeb up in search results. The truth is that nobody knows the formula that Google uses to determine ranking. The ranking isn’t that important for …

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Talk on Orphans

This Tuesday at 7 p.m. is a talk by Michael Keene titled “Abandoned: The Untold Story of Orphan Asylums.” Mr. Keene presents eye-opening, true-to-life tales of the Five Points area of New York City and the desperation of a million Irish immigrants who hoped to find better conditions in New York after leaving behind the …

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WDYTYA – Julie Chen

Who Do You Think You Are? returns to the TLC channel on Sunday, March 8th at 10pm (EST). The first person to look for ancestors this season is TV celebrity Julie Chen. She revealed on The Talk last year that her grandfather, Lou Gaw Tong, was a polygamist with 9 wives and eleven children. On …

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