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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RPL 100 Years Book

Last month there was a book published on the history of the Rochester Public Library. Rochester Public Library: 100 Years of Service, 1911 – 2011 was written by a team of staff from the library and retirees. It features over 250 photographs, many never before published. The book not only covers the Central Library but …

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New Book on Rochester Latino Community

There is a new book out this week named Rochester’s Latino Community. It is one of those books in the Images of America collection. There are many similar books for Rochester and many suburban towns in the Images of America collection. This new book has 128 pages with pictures on every page and a short …

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WDYTYA – on NBC schedule

I’ve said it before that I have used the upcoming genealogy program “Who Do You Think You Are?” as a running joke. It first was going to be broadcast in April 2009 and then summer of 2009. Then it showed up on NBC web pages as starting in the fall of 2009 but never actually …

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New Digital Books from RPL

The Rochester Public Library has some new digital books online that may be of interest of those researching in the area. Blue book: Police Department of Rochester, New York, with complete biographical sketches of each member (1903). (Most the biographies in this book appear on this biography page but without the pictures of Police Officers.) …

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Fred Q. Bowman has died

Fred Q. Bowman died on 7 November. He is best remembered for his series of books of New York State vital records. His obit in the Albany Times-Union states (in part): Frederick Quimby Bowman, 93, of Albany, N.Y., passed away at St. Peter’s Hospital on November 7, 2009. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on …

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