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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Boxing & Kwanzaa

Christmas is over except for returning presents that don’t fit or aren’t right for you. But the holidays aren’t over… Today is Boxing Day in Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and other former British colonies. Although there are various theories as to how the day got named, it usually is thought that it was the …

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