Old News – Civil War Boys

The numbers of young men in Civil War don’t add up to me. Just the same, it shows that there many young men that served in that war. The last Civil War veteran was Albert Woolson who died in 1956. This same article also¬† appeared in The Catholic Journal the same week. It is said …

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Old News – Christmas Fire Safety

These tips for a safe Christmas may be from a hundred years ago but they are still good tips for today, too. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Thursday, Dec. 20, 1916 Don’ts for Christmas Here is the list of don’ts issued by Fire Chief Charles Little of Rochester to guard against loss of property by fire at …

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Old News – Christmas Giving

As you can see, a hundred years ago people were thinking of those less fortunate at Christmas time. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1916 WEST WEBSTER. The Sunday school board, at its last meeting, decided to have a giving instead of a receiving Christmas, this year. Gifts will be sent to the children …

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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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