New Newspapers Added to Fulton History

Fulton History has added more newspapers to the millions of newspaper pages that were already on the website. Now there are over 34 million newspaper pages. Originally all newspapers were from New York State. For this last update there are many newspapers from New York State including Rochester’s Democrat & Chronicle and the Ontario Repository and …

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Finding Your Roots, 2016

The PBS series “Finding Your Roots” returns for four weeks starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 5th. This is the series from Prof. Louis Henry Gates, Jr. from Harvard. He compares people of different background and finds what they have in common. The series is noted for using a lot of DNA information. The first episode features …

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1892 University Catalog

I scanned the 1892-3 catalog of the Williams & Rogers’ Rochester Business University (128 pages). This was a school that taught bookkeeping, shorthand, typing and other business skills. I wouldn’t have been able to make it through their coarse as they also had classes in penmanship and I write terrible. The school also had a …

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2015 Year in Review

This is not only a review of 2015 but it is also the 1000th post on this blog. There were three genealogy TV series running in 2015 and for each I tried to give a preview of the episodes. Sometimes that is easy as there are press releases. I always try to find something different …

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Old News – 1915 Review

Almost the whole last page of the Dec. 30th 1915 issue of The Honeoye Falls Times was a review of things that happened that year. These are some of the items that I selected from that list. Jan. 17 – President Wilson’s daughter, Mrs. Sayre, gave birth to a son in the White House. Jan. …

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