Genealogical Guide

In 1986 I published the first “Genealogical Guide to Monroe County, NY.” Then I published new editions in 1996 and 2006. The 2006 edition is available for free on the Rochester Genealogical Society website. It has grown to be out of date and I was thinking it might be time to do something new. FamilySearch …

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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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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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