Old News – Christmas Fire Safety

These tips for a safe Christmas may be from a hundred years ago but they are still good tips for today, too. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Thursday, Dec. 20, 1916 Don’ts for Christmas Here is the list of don’ts issued by Fire Chief Charles Little of Rochester to guard against loss of property by fire at …

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1927 Webster HS Yearbook

I uploaded the 1927 Reveille yearbook for Webster High School. This class saw 29 seniors graduating. The yearbook also has pictures of every classes from kindergarten to 11th. Standard sports pictures and some activities and a bunch of ads in the back. Most of the photos in the yearbook were by Moser Studio of Rochester. …

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Where NOT to Backup Your Photos

Facebook. I check out Facebook at least once a day and there are distant family members that I only communicate on there. It appears that a lot of people are putting their digital camera and cellphone pictures there because it stores all their photos. The only problem is that I found out that they shrink …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #10

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the Reynolds Arcade. It was the first business building in Rochester and was 4 stories high with a skylight to let the sun in. It housed the post office from 1829 – …

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Old News – Christmas Giving

As you can see, a hundred years ago people were thinking of those less fortunate at Christmas time. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1916 WEST WEBSTER. The Sunday school board, at its last meeting, decided to have a giving instead of a receiving Christmas, this year. Gifts will be sent to the children …

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Guide: Religious Records

I uploaded a new chapter to the Genealogical Guide on religious records of Monroe County. This chapter ended up being 11 pages long. There are somewhere between 200 and 250 external links. Some of those links go to digitized original records, some to transcriptions and some only go to pages on FamilySearch with microfilm that …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #9

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the Culver family house. This very historic home is currently for sale. The asking price is about $549.000. This web page has great pictures of the interior. This house formerly stood at …

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