Historic Places

Three places in Monroe County were recently nominated for the New York State and Federal Registers of Historic Places. That status will make them eligible for a variety of state grants and tax credits to help in local historical preservation. Brockport Cemetery on High Street in the Village of Brockport was established in 1829. It …

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NY Family History Conference, 2015 – #3

Jane E. Wilcox gave a very long list of early settlers in “Up the North River: An Overview of Pre-1800 Hudson Valley Ethnic Groups and Religions” at the NY Family History Conference in Syracuse. She is a contributing editor of the NYG&B Record. She specializes in colonial, early national and NY area research. Ms. Wilcox …

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Summer Project Complete

For this summer I assigned myself the project of updating photos of Historic Highway Markers in Monroe County. When I last took pictures in 2001 I had a digital camera that ended up with images only about a third of a megabytes. My new camera takes photos up to 20 megabytes plus it has better …

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More on the 1964 Rochester Riot

The Rochester Public Library has released a new collection dealing with the Rochester riot of July 1964. Rochester Riots of 1964, Vol. 1 (157 pages) is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings for the days during the riot (July 25 – Aug. 3). Then Volume 2 (168 pages) has newspaper articles on the aftermath of the …

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