Talk on Newspaper Photographer

This Tuesday, Glenn Galbraith will give a talk about his great-great grandfather Albert R. Stone. He was  Rochester’s first newspaper staff photographer and a pioneering photojournalist. Glenn will discuss his family lineage and the story of how a collection of thousands of glass plates was saved by his grandmother. It inspired Glenn to re-photograph images …

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Talk on Blanche Stuart Scott

This Tuesday Maureen Whalen will re-create Blanche Stuart Scott. Blanche drove an automobile across the US in 1910 and also that same year became the first woman to pilot an airplane. I wrote this long blog post on Blanche in 2013. Although Blanche accomplished a lot she may have exaggerated her story in her later …

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Discovering Your Roots

Tomorrow (Oct. 24) there are free genealogy sessions at “Discovering Your Roots; International Edition.”  This series will be held at the Rochester Public Library in the Rundel Building (115 South Avenue ) in the auditorium on the third floor. It features three “Break-out” sessions. Those are small groups devoted to research in a single European …

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