Rochester Savings Bank History

I uploaded another small book. In Rochester 100 Years Ago and Now was published in 1931. It is a history of Rochester Savings Bank. The bank was started in 1831 and the first deposit was $13. The book also tells some of the early history of Rochester. One of the interesting things about the book …

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RPL New Scans

The Rochester Public Library has uploaded some new scanned items for the first time in almost two years. Among the new things is “Rochester’s Part in the World War (I).” It is a 36 page booklet showing the things that people from the Rochester area did to help during WWI. Some of the ladies in …

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Another Arch Merrill Book

I scanned the book “Tomahawks and Old Lace” by Arch Merrill and placed it on Archive.org. This book was originally published in 1948 and like other book by Mr. Merrill, is a compilation of columns that were published in the Democrat & Chronicle newspaper. In this book he tells tales of some people that lived …

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Index to Arch Merrill

I uploaded an Index to 21 Books on Local History and Lore by Arch Merrill (1943 – 1963). This index was created in 1964 and does not include the last two books by Mr. Merrill. Arch Merrill had a column in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper on the history of western New York. Some …

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New on GenWeb of Monroe County

I uploaded a strange brochure to the GenWeb site. “Bausch & Lomb Fair on V-J Layoffs” tells that after WWII was over, Bausch & Lomb laid-off  936 employees because their military contracts were canceled. They were sued by 19 Italian-Americans  who thought that they had been discriminated against because of national origin. The brochure, put …

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