Top Songs of 1965; #4

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1965 was “My Girl” by the Temptations. The song was written and produced by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White. The inspiration for the song was Smokey’s wife, Claudette Rogers Robinson who was a member of The Miracles. This became the first number one …

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Find My Past – Free Weekend

Findmypast, genealogy website. is offering free access this weekend to billions of historical records including their US, UK and Ireland records. You do have to sign up for a free account but as far as I can tell, they don’t send you any emails after you sign up. This access expires at 7 a.m. (EST) …

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Old News – Church Conference

An up-coming church conference for boys is sponsored in part by the Rochester YMCA. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursdays, March 4, 1915 BOYS’ CONFERENCE. A Conference for the Church Boys of this County to be Held in Rochester. That the Older Boys’ Conference idea for organizations doing religious work with boys is gaining in popularity …

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More Genealogy on TV

The TLC channel is having a show this weekend on adoption stories. Long Lost Family has two adoptees teaming up with hosts Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner to embark on an emotional journey that sees them through the ups and downs of trying to track down loved ones they’re so anxious to meet.   Christopher …

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Honeoye Falls HS Yearbooks

The New York Heritage website has added a digital collection of high school yearbooks from the Honeoye Fall Central School (later Honeoye Falls Lima High School). This collection was digitized by the Mendon Public Library.  The Honeoye Falls – Lima Yearbooks Collection contains those yearbooks for the years of 1954 through 2009. These yearbooks are in PFD …

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Old News – Gambling Raid

Illegal gambling has always been a problem. It doesn’t say what kind of gambling was being done at this place in Brockport. The Brockport Republic Brockport, NY Thursdays, February 25, 1915 GAMBLING ROOM RAIDED THE PROPRIETOR ARRESTED NAMES OF OTHERS TAKEN A Clean Scoop by the Official. No Tip-off this time. Brockport officials are receiving …

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Early Rochester Family Records

I have completed a project that I have wanted to do for many years. That is transcribing the genealogies in the newspaper column titled “Early Rochester Family Records by Anah Babcock Yates. Her column ran in the Post Express from from July 9, 1910 to Apr. 13, 1912 when it abruptly ceased. Mrs Yates was …

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Genealogy Roadshow – Feb. 24

“Genealogy Roadshow” is having the finale for this season on Tuesday, Feb. 24th. This episode is going to be memorable stories from the first two seasons of the series. The episode airs on most PBS stations at 8 p.m. You can watch some of the episodes on the “Genealogy Roadshow” video page. They also have …

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Old News – Ice Skating

This winter has been cold and great weather for ice skating and other winter sports. This article refers to Eastern Widewaters which was a basin on the Erie Canal where boats could stop overnight. What is left of the Eastern Widewaters is now called Lake Riley in Cobbs Hill Park. For ice skating in Rochester …

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