1946 Franklin Yearbook

I uploaded the 1946 yearbook for Benjamin Franklin High School in Rochester. For this year, there were 393 seniors graduating. Look at how big the choirs were in this school. Same for the girl’s bowling team. There is an interesting 5 page article on “The War Years” that tells what the students did during WWII …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #14

The next song to hit the top spot on the record charts in 1967 was by Francesco Stephen Castelluccio. You will know him better by his stage name, Frankie Valli. After many hit songs with his group, The Four Seasons, he had his first solo hit with “Can’t Take My Eyes Of You.” That song …

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1917 Catholic HS Yearbook

I added the 1917 yearbook for Rochester Catholic High School. That school was located next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral on land that is now part of Kodak Office. It was a school only for boys. The class of 1917 had two departments. The Academic Department had 27 graduates and the Commercial Department had 26. There …

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NY State Death Index – Mysteries

Thanks to the organization Reclaim the Records, the death indexes that have not been publicly available now are online. At this time, the records from 1880 to 1956 have been uploaded to the Internet Archive. After the records were uploaded then they have to be processed to add various other formats which also makes them …

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