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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NY Family History Conference, 2015 – #4

Dick Eastman was the speaker during the Friday lunch at the recent NY Family History Conference in Syracuse. He has been into computers for genealogy for many years. In fact when I was on Compuserve in the early 80s he had already been on there for a few years. Dick talked about “The Genealogy Library …

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Lakes Country – Arch Merrill

I scanned Arch Merrill’s book “The Lakes Country” from 1944. In this, his third book, he tours around most of the Finger Lakes here in NY State. He visits Conesus Lake, Hemlock Lake, Canadice Lake, Honeoye Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Seneca Lake and Keuka Lake. He also writes about Canandaigua, Watkins Glen, Geneva and even Sampson …

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Local Authors Book Fair

With the holiday season upon us, find the perfect gift for the reader and history buff in your family.  The Charlotte Branch Library will showcase the work of local authors at a book fair on Thursday, December 11 from 5-7 pm.  History books on Rochester, Charlotte, Greece, the Underground Railroad, the Orphan Train, memoirs, and …

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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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