New Newspapers Added to Fulton History

Fulton History has added more newspapers to the millions of newspaper pages that were already on the website. Now there are over 34 million newspaper pages. Originally all newspapers were from New York State. For this last update there are many newspapers from New York State including Rochester’s Democrat & Chronicle and the Ontario Repository and …

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2015 Year in Review

This is not only a review of 2015 but it is also the 1000th post on this blog. There were three genealogy TV series running in 2015 and for each I tried to give a preview of the episodes. Sometimes that is easy as there are press releases. I always try to find something different …

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Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day. Time to give a big Thank You to all those that serviced in the US military. Ancestry.com is offering free military records today. I found a new record on Ancestry of my grandfather’s step-brother, Homer Halsey. This was the first military record that I have seen that gives his parent’s names. …

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Beginning Genealogy Series

Over the last few years Rochester Public Library has had a series of beginning genealogy classes on Sundays. The library will no longer be open on Sunday so the series has a new day and a new title: “Think Genealogy It’s Saturday.” Also new for this series of classes is they will be using the …

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eBay for Genealogy

Have you ever thought of using eBay for finding genealogy sources? Although eBay was started in 1995 as an auction website, just as many items are “buy it now.” You can find many things for your genealogy including Town & County histories, family histories, city directories, high school & college yearbooks, maps & atlases, newspapers, …

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FamilySearch Indexing Challenge

Now through Aug 14th at FamilySearch is a Worldwide Indexing Event. Last year during the event over 60,000 people indexed record. This year they are hoping to set a new record of 100,000 people indexing in just this one week. There are over 300 projects currently being indexed from over 20 countries around the world. …

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Short Genealogy Notes

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester has added death dates to their online records. Previously they had burial dates but no death dates online. Start from their search page and after you find someone, click on “More Information / Condolences” to see the death date. Mocavo has made U. S. census searches free for everyone. You …

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