Top Songs of 1966 – #10

The Righteous Brothers were the next group to go to the top of the music charts in 1966 with their song “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration.” They weren’t really brothers except in musical terms. Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley were in a five man group in 1962 but became a duo in 1963. They had …

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FamilySearch Family Tree – Revisited

I still hold out hope that in the long run Family Search Family Tree (FSFT) will have the most helpful online connected family trees. The idea is that these are shared records that anyone can edit. You can also add photos, documents and notes. The most important thing that should be added are sources. It …

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Vick’s Illustrated Monthly Magazine

It is spring. If you are thinking about doing some planting maybe these old publications can give you some ideas. I uploaded three issues of Vick’s Illustrated Monthly Magazine. It was a magazine devoted to gardening and horticulture that was published here in Rochester. There were some minor articles for children and poetry but for …

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Old News – Fire Dept.

This article tells that one of the four fire companies in the Village of Brockport is to get a motorized fire truck. The motor, frame and cab of the truck is to be built by the Selden Truck Co. Then the back part of the truck will be equipped by a company from Utica. See …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #9

The next song to be on the top of the record charts in 1966 was “Daydream” by The Lovin’ Spoonful. In 1965 the group released “Do You believe in Magic” which made to the number 9 spot on the charts and also “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” which it up to #10. “Daydream” …

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WDYTYA – Scott Foley

Actor, director and screenwriter Scott Foley will investigate his ancestor on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? He finds that his 5th great grandfather, Simon Wardwell, was one of George Washington’s “Life Guards” (AKA security) during the Revolutionary War. Scott also finds that he has a connection to the Salem witch trials …

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Old News – New Church

This article is about a new church being built for the Holy Rosary parish on Lexington Avenue in Rochester. The church didn’t make it to one hundred years. The church was closed in March 2008 as most members had moved to the suburbs. The church was re-purposed as a community center. The rectory, convent, and …

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