St. Patrick’s Day

It seems that I am one of the few people that doesn’t have a Irish ancestor. When we asked at Rochester Genealogical Society meetings about a third say that they have Irish ancestry. If you want to research your ancestors from Ireland, I suggest you read this recent blog post from Diane Haddad, the “Genealogy …

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Selling Christmas Trees

From the early 1950s to the mid 1960s my family owned a market in Horseheads, NY that mainly sold fruits and vegetables. Business was slow in the winter months so we would close except around Christmas time when we would sell Christmas trees. My dad had to go to growers and pick up a load …

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Thanksgiving – 1932

This ad for Wegmans appeared in the Rochester Times-Union on the Monday before Thanksgiving in 1932. The price of turkey was actually rather high. You could a whole ham at that time for 8 cents per pound and roast beef was 12 cents a pound. Notice that in 1932, Wegmans had 4 stores. To see …

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Happy July 4th – Rev. War Veteran

Happy Independence Day. Related to the US Independence, I would like to tell about one of my ancestor’s that served during the Revolutionary War. His story is common among those that served. He never went very far from home and saw little action. His name is Jacob Wilklow and he was born in 1764 in …

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