Memorial Day – 2015

The children on this old postcard are going to decorate the graves of our veterans that died during our past wars. Just a reminder that there lists of veteran burials for some towns on the cemetery page of the GenWeb of Monroe County. Those records came from the Veteran’s Service Agency which at one time …

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Old News – Easter

A couple of articles related to Easter this Sunday. Easter Monday is celebrated in both England and Canada. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, April 2, 1915 Easter’s Date Depends on the Moon. It is well known that Easter Sunday seldom, if ever, falls upon the same day of the month two years in succession. Indeed, it …

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Old News – St. Patrick’s Day (2 of 2)

This set of articles about St. Patrick’s Day includes an article about the British royals handing out shamrocks on the day in 1915. They still do this. In 2014 Princess Kate was the member of the family giving out shamrocks as shown in the picture.. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, March 12, 1915 The Wearing of …

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Old News – St. Patrick’s Day (1 of 2)

There were so many articles about St. Patrick’s Day in this issue of the newspaper that I am making two posts. First is an editorial about St. Patrick and then how to make a special green cake for the day. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, March 12, 1915 St. Patrick Written for the Catholic Journal by …

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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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