Missing Burial Records; part 2

I was at the Rochester Public Library yesterday to look at a few things and I asked the librarian if they had the old Sexton records of burials in Rochester’s earliest cemeteries. First thing he did was check the manuscript collection on his computer. It appears that the index to the manuscript collection is not …

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Missing Burial Records

I recently created a web page of marriages and deaths extracted from newspapers from the first half of 1830 (see that web page). In an article on page 15 of the 22 Feb. 1830 issue of the Rochester Observer is an article titled “Health of Rochester.” It notes that the Recorder of Burials (AKA Sexton) …

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New Rochester Photo Book

Christmas is coming. An idea for a gift is a new book of photos named, “I LoveĀ  Rochester, NY.” The book by Rulon E. Simmons has photos of local landmarks, skylines, and neighborhoods. It also has photos of the 1991 ice storm, buildings coming down at Kodak, panoramas of downtown 4th of July fireworks displays …

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Rochester TV Guide – 3-9 Nov 1951

Just because you are reading this blog, you get the first look at a full 24 page Rochester TV Guide from Nov. 1951. Click on the title to have it open as a PDF file. It is an 18mb file so it may take a while to load, depending on your connection speed. There is …

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Rochester Subway Blog

I just discovered a blog about the Rochester Subway and also the related topic of transportation in downtown Rochester. It looks as if it been around since January 2009. I spent a good portion of yesterday reading all the old posts. I was also impressed with the pictures on the site. Most were old pictures …

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Rochester Made Autos

Over on my other website, for the last week or so I have been adding pictures and information on auto manufacturers that didn’t exist for very long in Rochester . In the early days of the auto industry there were many companies manufacturing autos. High prices of autos that were manufactured by hand is what …

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Life Records are back

Life Records is the name of the index of vital records in Rochester and Brockport newspapers. It was created by staff at the Rochester Public Library. It has been off-line for 18 months because of problems with finding a vendor able to handle the service. The index is now back with some changes on the …

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Cutbacks at School of Industry

The School of Industry in the Town of Rush is a place for juvenile criminal offenders. In a year of budget cutbacks the State is cutting programs at the School. There are two divisions at the school that are being affected. First is the “Industry Secure Center” which will close completely. The second division is …

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New Book on Rochester Latino Community

There is a new book out this week named Rochester’s Latino Community. It is one of those books in the Images of America collection. There are many similar books for Rochester and many suburban towns in the Images of America collection. This new book has 128 pages with pictures on every page and a short …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – Sun.

The first you will notice about the Sunday schedule from 1953 is that channel 6, WHAM-TV didn’t sign on until noon. The Colgate Comedy Hour had different hosts each week and this week was the return of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis with guest singer Mary McCarthy. Here is the full day schedule for 3 …

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