Genealogy for Christmas

If you are thinking of buying genealogy gifts for this Christmas, then there are many kinds of items on sale this weekend. There are deals on software, hard drives and online storage, DNA test kits, books, etc. I have found that the best place to find the most bargains at GeneaBloggers. Thomas MacEntee updates his …

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Old News – Thanksgiving Recipes

I haven’t tested these 100 year old recipes. If you want to follow them, please use care. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, Nov. 17, 1916 Good Things For Thanksgiving Dinner Roast Turkey To truss the fowl draw the thighs and wings close against the body and fasten securely with skewers or tie with string. Rub the …

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Old News – Independence Day 1916

A traditional parade, baseball and games for children and adults are the highlights for Independence day in Fairport a hundred years ago THE FAIRPORT HERALD Thursday, June 28, 1916 FOURTH IN FAIRPORT. All the Fairport firemen are hoping for good weather next Tuesday, July 4, for it will be the occasion of the annual field …

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Old News – St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. A local Society was planning to have a dinner to celebrate the day in 1916. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, March 17, 1916 GAELIC SOCIETY DINNER. The Gaelic Society of Rochester has announced that more than five hundred tickets have been sold for the fifth annual banquet to be held at …

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Old News – Christmas

A couple of short articles related to Christmas traditions. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1915 Mistletoe Superstitions What superstitions cluster, thick as it berries, round the mistletoe! In old times such were its magic powers that it was worn as an amulet, and potent love potions were brewed from it. It cured wounds, …

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