Happy New Year and Additions for 2015

Happy New Year! I hope this is the year that you will find more information on your family. This year I have plans to add more short genealogies that were published in a newspaper column in the early 1900s by Anah Babcock Yates. I also have many more old Kodak magazines that I intent to …

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Old News – Christmas Program

The City of Rochester presented a Christmas evening program in 1914 with lots of music. THE POST EXPRESS Wednesday, December 23, 1914 PEOPLE’S CHRISTMAS TREE PROGRAMME All Arrangements Are Completed for the Music at Exposition Park on Friday Evening. Everything is in readiness for Rochester “People’s Christmas Tree” at Exposition park. Bernard H. Haggarty, secretary …

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Old News – Thanksgiving

Here is an account of the first Thanksgiving. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, November 26, 1914 PILGRIM’S THANKSGIVING Turkey Figured In the Menu When They “Had Things In Good Plenty.” Governor Bradford describes the first Thanksgiving of the pilgrims in America. “They (the pilgrim colonists) now began to gather the small harvest they had and …

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Memorial Day 2014

The children on this old postcard are going to decorate the graves of our veterans that died during our past wars. The official origin of Decoration Day, as it used to be called, was in Waterloo, NY in 1866. Other places claim to have celebrated before that date but there is no other collaborating evidence. …

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