RootsTech 2013 – Friday, part 2

This is the rest of the sessions that I either attended or watch online at the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City last week on Friday, 22 March. “FamilySearch Family Tree: Documenting the World’s Genealogy” by Ron Tanner. Ron is a product manager doing research and design of Family Tree. He says that FS Family …

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Senecas in the Civil War

After the summer break many organizations are starting up again. One of the first of the fall season is from the Greece Historical Society on Tuesday evening. The program is My Dear Brother: A Seneca Family in the Civil War Years a multimedia lecture by Deborah Holler of Program of the New York Council for …

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Kodak News; May 7-11

History in the making… A press release from the drupa printing convention in Dusseldorf says that Kodak’s digital technology will help to modernize digital document printing systems and increase value for the Sociedad del Estado Casa de Moneda (Society of the State Mint), the printing site of the Argentine government. Digital capabilities will improve the …

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Car Crashes into old Pittsford Cemetery.

Just before 3 a.m. on 7 Feb. there was a car reported traveling at high rate of speed in Pittsford. The car went off the road and crashed through a wooden fence of the Pioneer Burying Ground in Pittsford and then into a tree. The driver, 49 year old Norman Evans, was taken to Strong …

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Thanksgiving

I watched a show on the History Channel about Thanksgiving. There is only one existing letter that mentions the first Thanksgiving by the Pilgrims. The settlers sent out men with blunder-busts to get some “fowl.” They may have had turkey but chances are better that they had pheasants or ducks. When the feast started they …

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Edsel

On September 4, 1957 (also known as “E-Day”) Ford Motor Co. unveils the Edsel. Thirteen hundred Edsel dealers offered four models for sale: the larger Citation and Corsair and the smaller Pacer and Ranger. For months, the company had been running ads that simply pictured the car’s hood ornament. Everything else about the car was …

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