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 – Christmas

A couple of short articles related to Christmas traditions. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1915 Mistletoe Superstitions What superstitions cluster, thick as it berries, round the mistletoe! In old times such were its magic powers that it was worn as an amulet, and potent love potions were brewed from it. It cured wounds, …

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