Book on Frederick Douglass Family

Local author. Rose O’Keefe, has published a new book of historical fiction, Special Delivery: From One Stop to Another on the Underground Railroad (North Country Books). It  is the story of eleven-year-old Lewis Douglass, son of Frederick Douglass. Lewis hears his father tell the family they are moving from their gracious home on Alexander Street …

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Talk on Civil War

In a secret room of an abandoned house, Dennis P. Bielewicz uncovered documents which led him to research and retell the story of the complete military service of H. Seymour Hall and Benjamin Coffin.  Dennis will present his background story leading up to the publication of his book Heroes in the Attic – the Untold …

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50 Hidden Gems

If you don’t have any plans for tonight, there is an interesting talk at the Greece Historical Society meeting. Christopher Carosa will talk about his new book, “50 Hidden Gems of Greater Western New York.” Mr. Carosa will tell spell-binding stories that will reveal some of the most delicious underexposed treasures of the region in …

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Review of 2013 Additions on Monroe Co. GenWeb; part 3

This is the final part of the series of additions to the GenWeb of Monroe County website. I took a book with me to the RootsTech conference in March. FamilySearch was offering free scanning of books that were out of copyright. I was expecting to get back a finished PDF file but instead I got …

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Local Authors Book Sale

The Greece Historical Society will host a local author day at the Greece Museum this Sunday, November 10th from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Patrons can visit the museum and talk with 12 local authors, and you can purchase autographed copies directly from the authors.  This is an opportunity to let the public meet local writers …

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Free Online Books

FamilySearch has announced they now have 100,000 books in their online collection of Family History Books. These books have been scanned and published online through a partners of the Family History Library, Allen County Public Library, Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Hawaii Joseph F. Smith Library, Church History Library, Houston Public …

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Local Authors at the Greece Museum

On Sunday, November 13th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm several local authors will be available to autograph their books. This event will take place at the Greece, NY Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. 14612. Each author will sell their own books accepting only cash or checks (sorry no plastic).   Do some early holiday shopping …

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Finger Lakes Photo Books

I was sitting at Wegmans waiting for a prescription and they had a nice book to look at sitting on their end table. It was: Finger Lakes Panoramas. It is a large size book (12X9) and has some great large photos of the Finger Lakes Region. I looked in Wegmans book section and they had …

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