Short Notes

I uploaded a chapter on directory research for my Genealogical Guide to Monroe County. A lot of the city and county directories are online. If you haven’t looked for your families in the directories, you should. The Church Records Preservation Committee of Rochester Genealogical Society (RGS) has added records of Lakeside Presbyterian Church that was …

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Eastman Theatre Programs

I uploaded 6 programs at the Eastman Theatre between 1927 and 1939. Three of them are titled Eastman Theatre Magazine and are 8 pages of previews of future movies and movie news. The program part of those magazines shows that you would get an overture by the orchestra, theater news, a short movie, a musical …

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Genealogical Guide

In 1986 I published the first “Genealogical Guide to Monroe County, NY.” Then I published new editions in 1996 and 2006. The 2006 edition is available for free on the Rochester Genealogical Society website. It has grown to be out of date and I was thinking it might be time to do something new. FamilySearch …

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Pictures Not Working

The Pictures section of GenWeb of Monroe County isn’t working. The website host updated some software that works in the background and it made so you just get an error message when you click on a thumbnail picture. I have sent a message to the support people of the web host. No telling how long …

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Happy Genealogy Day

Today  (March 8th) is Genealogy Day. If you didn’t know it was, neither did I until about an hour ago. Genealogy Day is part of “Celebrate Your Name Week” which was created by Jerry Hill in 1997. A quick search has found that some libraries and genealogy societies around the US are celebrating with special …

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Columbus, Colombo or Colon

Today is Columbus Day in the US. It is the day we celebrate the “discoverer” of the Americas. Although their have been recent new theories of his birth, the most accepted place of birth for Columbus is that he was born in the Republic of Genoa (now part of Italy) about 1450-1. His parents were …

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