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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Pictures of Highland Hosp. Nurses

The library at Highland Hospital has released a selection of digital images on the New York Heritage website. Highland Hospital 1940-1949: The School of Nursing during World War II only comprises 22 images with most having names of the people in the picture. Mostly formal and often posed, these black and white images offer a …

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Irish Soil

I was watching a travel program the other day about Ireland. One place that was visited was a company called “Auld Sod Gifts” that sells Irish soil to Americans. Many people in this country have Irish ancestors. The company found that people wanted to have a connection to the old country to commemorate special life …

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Happy Birthday Roch. Red Cross

The Rochester Chapter of the Red Cross was formed on this date (3 Oct.) in 1881. Clara Barton is the person who pushed to form the American Red Cross which was organized in her apartment in Washington, DC on May 21, 1881. It was then decided to make local chapters of the Red Cross. The …

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