Greenvale Cemetery Damage

This afternoon I went to Greenvale Cemetery in Fairport. I wanted to see the damage done by an old tree that fell last Friday. Half of the tree fell to the east and the other half went west. The tree is gone but there is a 8 foot circle of orange fence that surrounds some …

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Tombstones Damaged by Falling Tree

On Friday a very old tree split in half and came down in the Greenvale Cemetery in the Village of Fairport. Part of the tree ended up in the road and part broke some tombstones in this very old cemetery. It is not known how many tombstones were broken. The cemetery began in 1826 and …

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Grandma’s Tombstone

Back in this posting from almost two years ago I told about getting a tombstone for my grandmother, Jocelia (Buell) Halsey, eleven years after she died. I bought a tombstone online and had it sent via UPS to the cemetery. The picture on right was from the company that carved the tombstone before they shipped …

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Genesee River Romance Weekend Events

This is the weekend that many people in this area wait for all year. That’s because some places along the Genesee River are open for tours just once each year. Here are some of the highlights: Saturday, October 3 9 am to 3 pm: Guided Tours of RG&E Hydroelectric Facility Learn how renewable electric energy …

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Cemetery Updates

I have two cemeteries that send me updated copies of their burial records every few years and both sent updates within the last couple of weeks. Oakwood Cemetery in Penfield has over 15,600 burials. It is run be an active association. The other cemetery that sent an update is Lakeview Cemetery. It has slightly over …

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Find A Grave on FamilySearch (Again)

Back in August 2013 I posted that Find A Grave records were on FamilySearch. There was a problem. Only about 15% of the records from F-A-G  were on FamilySearch. Then within a couple of weeks the F-A-G records disappeared off FamilySearch. This week FamilySearch announced that they now have Find A grave records and this …

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Valley View Cemetery, Rush, NY

Back in August of last year i wrote this blog post about Valley View Cemetery in Rush. That cemetery was used by the School of Industry which was a school for delinquent boys. Yesterday, the Democrat and Chronicle ran a long story titled “Neglected in life, abandoned in death” by David Andreatta that gives a lot …

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