ROC the Day

Today is a day of giving called ROC the Day. It is a one day online event to support non-profit organizations in a 9 county area centered on Rochester. There are over 600 non-profit organizations to pick from and you can give any amount you want. The organizations are separated into the categories: Animals, Arts …

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$3 Million+ for a Comic Book?

Yesterday they sold a copy of the first issue of Action Comics which featured the first appearance of Superman. It sold for $3,207,852. I believe that sets a new record price for a comic. Part of the reason for the high price was it the best quality of that issue that has ever come on …

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New Newspapers added to Fulton History

Fulton History has added more newspapers to the millions of newspaper pages that were already on the website. All the added newspapers are from New York State. If you have visited there before, you can limit the search to only see new “hits.” On the bottom of the search box are selections for dates called …

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Top Songs of 1963; #15

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was by 13 year old  “Little” Stevie Wonder. Fingertips, Part 2″ was considered the “B” of the single. It was a live recording from a June 1962 revue at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Part 2 starts with “Everybody say ‘yeah!’” …

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Rochester Radio History

St. John Fisher College has added a digital collection to the NY Heritage website. The Rochester Radio History collection came from the collection at the Lavery Library at the college. The greater part of the collection consists of the scrapbooks of William Fay. Mr. Fay started out as a singer and announcer on radio station …

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PAF discontinued

Personal Ancestral File (PAF) will be discontinued by FamilySearch as of July 15th. They also will discontinue support of the genealogy software. It was popular many years ago partly because it was very chap at a time when genealogy software would cost over $100. PAf was first issued in 1984. Version 2 added GEDCOM support …

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Dedication at Maplewood Cem. on June 8th

Maplewood Cemetery in the Town of Henrietta is having a dedication of new lots on June 8th at 10 a.m. Maplewood is the only active cemetery in the Town of Henrietta and has been running out of space for new burials. The cemetery has been working on adding spaces since 2006. The new lots will …

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