1874 Atlas of Ontario County

The Rochester Public Library recently added the 1874 Atlas of Ontario Co., NY to their collection of digitized books. This atlas is in PDF format. I like the PDF format because you can make a PDF as large as you want. This atlas is one that shows where homes of people are located. Also the maps …

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Pensions of Rochester Fire & Police Bureaus

There is a new online source from the Rochester Public Library that I never would have thought of searching for. It is a ledger that lists pensions of the Fire and Police Bureaus of Rochester. The ledger covers the time of 1892 to 1945.  The records are listed chronologically in columns that contain; the name …

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New Library for Irondequoit

A bond to build a new library in Irondequoit passed in a vote today. It is the second time that the votedhas been positive. In April the bond referendum passed but that vote was nullified after the Town found they hadn’t property submitted a environmental survey. Irondequoit currently has 2 libraries; the Helen McGraw branch …

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Disposing of Old Media

The Rochester Public Library has decided to get rid of their collections of VHS tapes and records. The VHS tapes are on the first floor of the Rundel Memorial Library Building. You just can take tapes off the shelf and purchase them at the Circulation Desk. The price is only one dollar each. The records …

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