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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Pictures Working Again

Over on Genweb of Monroe County the pictures folder had been not working for a while. The problem has been fixed so you can see the pictures again. I would tell you what Tech Support did but I don’t understand their explanation. All I know is that something was reset and everything appears to be …

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Monroe Co. GenWeb and Google

Google is the most popular search site in the US and many other countries. I get spam messages every day that tell me that they can move the Monroe County GenWeb up in search results. The truth is that nobody knows the formula that Google uses to determine ranking. The ranking isn’t that important for …

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Early Rochester Family Records

I have completed a project that I have wanted to do for many years. That is transcribing the genealogies in the newspaper column titled “Early Rochester Family Records by Anah Babcock Yates. Her column ran in the Post Express from from July 9, 1910 to Apr. 13, 1912 when it abruptly ceased. Mrs Yates was …

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Review of 2014 Additions on Monroe Co. GenWeb

Time to look back at what I added to the Monroe County GenWeb site this year. One of the largest collections added was genealogies from a newspaper column titled “Early Rochester Family Records” which ran in the Rochester Post-Express from July 9, 1910 to Apr. 13, 1912. The column was written by Anah Babcock Yates …

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Early Rochester Family Records; #5

I added the fifth page of records from the old newspaper column “Early Rochester Family Records” that were published between 1910 and 1912. The records are on Page 45 of Biographies. Highlights of families on this page are: Goss family of Pittsford William Welch family of Wheatland Horace Bush family of Penfield Lusk family of …

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Early Rochester Family Records; #4

I added the fourth page of records from the old newspaper column “Early Rochester Family Records” that were published between 1910 and 1912. The records are on Page 44 of Biographies. Highlights of families on this page are: Latta family of Charlotte, including a long autobiographical sketch by George C, Latta Children & grand-children of …

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