Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #2

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947)  he quotes the first part from Rochester; A Story Historical by Jenny Marsh Parker. Mr. Wilkinson also uses “We remember” as his method of saying what he remembers in 1947 from his visit to the gallery …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #1

William Wilkinson has many of his old scrapbooks in the Local History Division of the Rochester Public Library. In one scrapbook, which he titled “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he draw cartoons and wrote a description. Some of the drawings also have newspaper drawings glued to them; …

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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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