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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Happy Christmas Day

Today is Russian and Ukrainian Christmas. January 7th is Christmas for most, but not all, Orthodox Churches. That’s because those Churches are still using the old Julian calendar and most everyone else uses the Gregorian calendar. The Julian calendar is 13 days behind. At the high school that I attended, about 1/3 of the students …

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Happy New Year and Additions for 2014

Happy New Year! I hope this is the year that you find that elusive ancestor. You are probably asking what I am going to be adding the GenWeb of Monroe County this year. I’m only guessing but I think I will try to add more marriages from The Daily Record and also marriages & deaths …

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