Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #25

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about ads in a newspaper from 1830. I’ve added an insert to his drawing of the actual woodcut that was used in the newspaper. Back in 1830 all houses looked alike if we …

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Guide – Ethnic Histories

I uploaded a new chapter to the Genealogical Guide on Ethnic Histories or more exactly a list of links to find those histories. A few older ones have been digitized but for the most part you will have to find the books in a library near you. Germans are well represented and Kathleen Urbanic’s book …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #24

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about Hamlet Scrantom. Also included is a poem written by his son, Edwin. For more information on the Scrantom family see page 42 of biographies. The first dwelling erected on the One Hundred …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #23

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he describes Henry O’Reilly. He was the author of Sketches of Rochester (1838), the very first history of Rochester. On my Online Books page are links to that book that is available in at least …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #22

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he gives a poem written by Thomas Thackery Swinborne. I am not sure but it appears that the poem is written on a bronze plaque somewhere near the University of Rochester. This boulder, the largest …

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