This old Christmas postcard was made by Stecher Litho right here in Rochester.
Another old Christmas postcard. I hope you have sent your list to Santa Claus.
Tomorrow, Dec. 11th is a day of giving called ROC the Day. It is a one day online event to support non-profit organizations in a 9 county area centered on Rochester. There are 615 organizations to pick from and you can give any amount you want. The organizations are separated into the categories: Animals, Arts …
I got a big bunch of old postcards at a auction about a month ago. In the lot were many nice vintage Christmas postcards. All are dated from before 1920. This is just the first of many that I will be posting between now and Christmas.
A few days ago Diane Boumenot posted on her blog “50 Gifts for Genealogists this Christmas.” She puts gifts in categories of books, office items, computer gifts, homemade gifts, fun gifts, etc. There are some pretty good ideas for the genealogist in your life. You could even buy something for yourself.
I hope all of you have some time to spend with your family today. Resist the urge to go out and shop. This vintage postcard is dated 1920.
It looks like the turkeys are still running wild on this old Thanksgiving postcard. It is dated about 1915. It had yellowed and I digitally fixed the coloring.
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 …
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 …
I missed the start of Hanukkah.I still want to wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah. If you have time this busy holiday season, you can visit the big new Menorah in the atrium in Rochester City Hall.