Genealogy Roadshow – Philadelphia

Tonight on PBS at 8 p.m. (EST) is the third installment for this season of Genealogy Roadshow. This time the episode was filmed at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia with the same team of professional genealogists. In this episode Josh Taylor helps a ma who believes he may have viking ancestors. Kenyatta Beryy researches the …

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Old News – NY State Items

Here are some small articles from 1915 that pertain to this area of NY State. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, January 21, 1915 YORK STATE NEWS Short Items of Interest From This Vicinity. Three hundred people were poisoned in Batavia, by eating chicken pie served in the Presbyterian church. Every doctor in the city was …

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Genealogy Roadshow – St. Louis

Tonight on PBS at 8 p.m. (EST) is the second installment for this season of Genealogy Roadshow. This time the team of professional genealogists are at Saint Louis’ historic public library. There they uncover fascinating family stories from Missouri’s famous gateway city. A mystery writer discovers her mother has hidden a life-changing secret; a woman …

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Old News – Rules of Etiquette

On the woman’s page of the newspaper were these rules of etiquette for the ladies of 1915. Notice on the ad that the same company that ran trolleys in Rochester also would put gas lights in your house. Click on the ad for a larger view. THE CATHOLIC COURIER Friday, January 1, 1915 GOOD FORM …

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Happy New Year and Additions for 2015

Happy New Year! I hope this is the year that you will find more information on your family. This year I have plans to add more short genealogies that were published in a newspaper column in the early 1900s by Anah Babcock Yates. I also have many more old Kodak magazines that I intent to …

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New Newspapers added to Fulton History

Fulton History has added more newspapers to the millions of newspaper pages that were already on the website. Originally all newspapers were from New York State but in the last year there have been newspapers added from other states. The website now has over 29 million newspaper pages. I think there was an update in …

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Review of 2014 Additions on Monroe Co. GenWeb

Time to look back at what I added to the Monroe County GenWeb site this year. One of the largest collections added was genealogies from a newspaper column titled “Early Rochester Family Records” which ran in the Rochester Post-Express from July 9, 1910 to Apr. 13, 1912. The column was written by Anah Babcock Yates …

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Top Songs of 1964: #27

The Supremes were back with their third number one song of 1964 with “Come See About Me.” It was written and produced by Motown’s main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland. The song was the top song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of Dec. 13 – 19 and then again hit the top of …

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