New Newspapers added to Fulton History

Fulton History has added even more newspapers to the millions of newspaper pages that were already on the website. Originally all newspapers were from New York State. The new additions are more from other states than from New York State. If you have visited there before, you can limit the search to only see new …

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Top Songs of 1964; #10

The next song on the top of the record charts in 1964 was “Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups. The song was written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich with Phil Spector. It was previously recorded by The Ronettes and The Blossoms, neither of which  group released as a single. The version by The …

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Dionne Quints

Eighty years ago today (May 28, 1934) the Dionne quintuplets were born near the village of Corbeil, Ontario, Canada. Their mother was expecting twins but the five girls were born 2 months premature. The doctor didn’t expect any of the girls to live as there wasn’t an incubator available. Instead, the doctor wrapped the little …

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Old News – New Building for Canning Plant

More news from the past. This time on the building of a new Canning plant in Fairport. This firm would later form a separate division called Sanitary Can Co. that would eventually become their sole business. It was later to be known as American Can Company. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, May 27, 1914 NEW CANNERY …

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Memorial Day 2014

The children on this old postcard are going to decorate the graves of our veterans that died during our past wars. The official origin of Decoration Day, as it used to be called, was in Waterloo, NY in 1866. Other places claim to have celebrated before that date but there is no other collaborating evidence. …

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Etwyv ?

Over this Memorial Day weekend many genealogy websites are offering free access to military records. On MyHeritage there is this special webpage for military records. I wanted to find a record for a brother of one of my ancestors named Benjamin Franklin Lason. Seeing as the Lason surname is rather obscure, I only put the …

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Old News – Charity

More news from the past. This time an editorial about Catholic charities. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, May 22, 1914 Catholic Charities Without any reflection whatever upon the splendid work accomplished by United Charities, we feel assured that the organization of the Catholic Charity Guild is a necessary work. While we may avail ourselves of United …

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Top Songs of 1964; #9

The Beatles were back on the top of the record charts again in 1964. This time it was their song “Love Me Do.” This song featured John Lennon on the harmonica.  The song was originally one that Paul had a few years before but was finally put together with John and recorded in September 1962. …

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Old News – May Festival at Brockport

More news from the past. This time a festival at Brockport Normal school, now SUNY Brockport. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, May 14, 1914 ANNUAL COLOR DAY TOMORROW TO BE GALA EVENT > The Color Day Special on Friday, the 15th, has the right of way. This is the running order for this week. Every one …

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Talk on American Songs

This Tuesday evening  (May 13) at 7 p.m. in the Greece Town Hall is a talk by Michael Lasser on “America’s Songs: The Great American Songbook” Michael is a lecturer, writer, broadcaster, critic, and teacher.  A graduate of Dartmouth College, he is the former theater critic for The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and CITY Newspaper, host …

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