RootsTech 2018 Online Schedule

It’s coming! The RootsTech Conference starts on Feb 28th. This year it is 4 days. Just like in the past few years, there will be free online sessions for those of us that are not able to attend in person. The full schedule is on this web page from RootsTech. Note that the times are …

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Records for State Industrial School

I found admission records online for the Western House of Refuge which later became the State Industrial School. They started in 1846 in Rochester as Western House of Refuge. It was a place for boys that were arrested or just in trouble. In 1886 they changed their name to State Industrial School. In 1907 they …

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More NY Newspapers Online

Back on November 19th MyHeritage announced that had added 1.9 million pages of 56 newspapers published in New York State. I used to have a subscription to that website but let it expire. That is why it has taken me so long to write about this collection. That announcement says that they added “The Rochester …

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