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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Talk on WWII Movies

Donovan Shilling will talk about Movies of World War II  on June 9th at the Greece Public Library at 7:00 pm. World War II was a dramatic time for many people. The motion picture industry was especially alert to concerns the public had for our service men fighting overseas. They not only produced the usual …

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Talk on George Eastman

This Tuesday night there is a talk at a meeting of the Greece Historical Society titled “Philanthropy With a Purpose – a Look at What George Eastman Supported” by Kathy Connor. This will deal with George Eastman’s philosophy of giving and how it changed and evolved over his lifetime.  It will highlight the way he …

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Talk on Orphans

This Tuesday at 7 p.m. is a talk by Michael Keene titled “Abandoned: The Untold Story of Orphan Asylums.” Mr. Keene presents eye-opening, true-to-life tales of the Five Points area of New York City and the desperation of a million Irish immigrants who hoped to find better conditions in New York after leaving behind the …

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Native American Day – Nov. 8th

Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to noon the Greece Historical Society is sponsoring a Native American Day. The event takes place a the Greece Senior and Community (Vincent Tofany Blvd.) an will celebrate the culture of our first inhabitants in the area – the Haudenosaunee (Seneca). At 10:15 Perry Ground will tell stories passed down by …

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