News of the Past – Jan. 17-23, 1909

The Sunday Jan. 17th Democrat & Chronicle has 2 columns of the doings of at least 60 different Pedro clubs of Rochester. (More info. on the card game – Pedro.) Trolley car #321 struck the lead carriage of a funeral procession at North Street and Central Avenue. The carriage, which was carrying the pall-bearers, was …

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News of the Past – Jan. 10-16, 1909

A meeting was held Sunday night Jan. 10 at National Theater to discuss what should be done about the unemployed men of Rochester. There isn’t any city agency at this time to help men find work. The only agency helping find employment is the YMCA. An employer said that it is a hard task to …

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News of the past – Jan. 1909

More news from early January 1909. The playgrounds of Rochester were featured in the January 1909 issue of the national magazine,  “The Playground.”  Articles in the magazine had interviews with Mayor Edgerton and the park’s department president, Alexander B. Lamberton. Also featured were pictures of the playgrounds at Number 26 & 14 schools, Brown Square …

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RGS new website

Rochester Genealogical Society has moved their website. It is now at: www.nyrgs.org/. For now both the old and the new website address will work. They moved because of limitations on file size that could be uploaded to RootsWeb. There are plans to upload Church records that the Church Records Group has been filming. They will …

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