1876 Atlas of Genesee Co., NY

The Rochester Public Library recently added the Combination Atlas Map of Genesee Co., NY to their collection of digitized books. This atlas originally published by in 1876 by Everts, Ensign & Everts is in PDF format. This was a large atlas approx 27 x 17 inches and makes a large PDF file (80mb) This atlas …

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Old News – Hit and Run

More news from the past. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thurs. February 26, 1914 Autoist Guilty of Manslaughter George H. Williamson, secretary of the Oswego Auto club was convicted of manslaughter in the second degree by a jury in Justice Hubb’s court in Oswego. A previous jury disagreed. Williamson was charged with running down Mrs. Theresa …

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Short Followups

In took the book, Hundertjährige Geschichte des Deutschtums von Rochester (1915) by Hermann Pfaefflin to the RootsTech 2013 conference. FamilySearch scanned the book and were going to place a digital copy online. It has been almost a year and it still isn’t online This web page on FamilySearch says there is a digital copy but …

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Washington and the Calendar

Today is the anniversary of the birthday of out first President, George Washington. But he wasn’t born on February 22nd. The original birth date of Washington would have been February 11, 1751/2. There are two genealogy problems at work to cause the confusion. First, there was a change in the calendar used. Originally most European …

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Old News – Edison

More news from the past. THE FAIRPORT HERALD, Wed., February 19, 1914 EDISON AT 67, JUST LIKE A BOY Ten Ounces of Food Fill Him For Fifteen Hour Work Day. DON’T OVEREAT, HIS ADVICE Thomas A. Edison, beginning his sixty-eighth year brimful of health and vigor, says that people eat too much and that’s why …

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1874 Atlas of Wayne County

The Rochester Public Library recently added the 1874 Atlas of Wayne Co., NY to their collection of digitized books. This atlas published by D. G. Beers & Co. is in PDF format. I like the PDF format because you can make a PDF as large as you want to view all the detail. This atlas is …

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Early Rochester Family Records; #3

I added the third page of records from the old newspaper column “Early Rochester Family Records” that were published between 1910 and 1912. The records are on Page 43 of Biographies. Highlights of families on this page are: Archibald Crandall family Bible records Rev. Francis Cuming family Letters from Sunderland P. Gardner describing his family …

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Black Sheep Sunday; Bigamy

Not all old family stories are pleasant. Bigamy is one of those things that most people want not to mention. If it exists in any part of your family, you should accurately record the fact but only share it with your family members with care. I looked in the online newspaper indexes at the Rochester …

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Early Kodak Catalogs Digitized

The Rochester Public Library has added a digitized collection of some of the early catalogs of the Eastman Kodak Company.  Most of the catalogs show the camera models available at the time. They also show other photographic equipment such as enlarging equipment, tripods and home developing kits. The catalogs also include the prices. If you …

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