Talk on Other River Settlements

This Tuesday evening (June 10, 2014) there will a talk by Jeffrey Ludwig about “The Lost History of the Settlements Along the Genesee and the Beginnings of Greece.” It will take place in the Greece Town Hall at 7 p.m. The story of Rochesterville’s foundation, often told with Colonel Rochester at the forefront, is undoubtedly …

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D-Day Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of D-Day invasion of Normandy that occurred on June 6, 1944. Approx. 156,000 troops from the U.S., Britain and Canada planned and executed the largest seaborne invasion in history. A fantastic feat of organization of naval, armies and air forces made this invasion succeed. Nothing that I could write would be …

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WDYTYA – Season 5

The line-up for this season of the genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are? has been announced. The people to be profiled will be: Kelsey Grammer, Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lauren Graham, Cynthia Nixon, Rachel McAdams and her sister, Kayleen McAdams. The show begins on Wednesday, July 23 at 9/8c on the channel …

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Old News – Memorial Day Report

More news from the past. This time a report on the Memorial Day festivities in Spencerport, NY. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, June 4, 1914 VETERANS AT SPENCERPORT Memorial Exercises Interest the Large Number in Attendance Brockport presented a quiet appearance on Memorial Day as all of our patriotic organizations departed at 11 o’clock for Spencerport …

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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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