Rochester Society Blue Books

The Rochester Public Library has added a collection of 16  “Blue Books” for the years of 1901 to 1940. In this case, these directories are a listing of the Society people of Rochester and surrounding area.People are listed alphabetically with married women’s maiden name shown in some of the volumes. Then is listed the address …

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Talk on Rochester’s Lakeside Resorts & Amusements Parks; Tues. 4/10

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 Greece Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., One Vince Tofany Blvd, 14612 Donovan Shilling will take you through a photographic history to return to the heyday of Rochester’s lakeside resorts and its five amusements parks: Ontario Beach, Manitou Beach, Sea Breeze, Board Walk Park and Glen Haven. It was the golden age of …

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Kodak News; Feb. 27 – March 2, 2012

It has been a busy week of news from Eastman Kodak. On Monday Kodak announced that they will be asking the bankruptcy court to discontinue insurance payments for retirees over the age of 65. That will affect 16,030 current retirees. Kodak says the retirees wouldn’t lose “core health coverage” because they are Medicare eligible and …

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Talk on Civil War Unit, 140th Vol. Infantry; Feb. 14

The Greece Historical Society presents: “Sons of Old Monroe: The 140th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry.” Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 7:00 p.m. – Greece Town Hall, by Brian Bennett. Recruited in 1862 and composed of men from across Monroe County,the 140th Vol. Inf. is at the same time typical and unique among Northern regiments. By war’s end, the …

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Missing Burial Records; part 3

I’ve been seeing if the records of the Rochester sexton from the early 1800s still exist.  I made a couple of phone calls to the Rochester City Archives. Finally got to talk to the director of the Archives. She said that the only early records that they have are the “Proceedings of the Trustees of …

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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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