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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National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

Got some free time Wednesday and Thursday to attend some genealogy classes? The US National Archives is holding a Virtual Genealogy Fair. The best part is that you don’t have to leave home as the classes will be held online on YouTube. The “handouts” for the classes are already online on this web page. That …

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Talk on Odenbach Shipbuilding Corp.

This Tuesday (Sept. 8th) there is a talk titled “History of Odenbach Shipbuilding during World War II” by Marie Poinan.  This talk will be at the Greece Public Library at 7:00pm. The Odenbach Shipbuilding Corporation built tankers, tugs, landing barges and marine cranes on Dewey Avenue near lake Ontario from 1942 until 1947.  The company …

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