Holy Sepulchre Cem. online records

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery here in Rochester, NY has put their records online. For years they have had a couple of kiosks in the lobby of the office where you could look up burial records. They were asked for the last few years if they were going to put the records online and the answer was …

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Stock Market Crash – 80 years ago

It was 80 years ago that the stock market crash of 1929 pushed a fragile economy over the edge. On Oct 28th the stock market dropped a little less than 13% and then the next day (called Black Tuesday) it dropped another 12%. Why was that a problem? Many people were buying stocks by borrowing …

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Tomlinson’s Corners Cemetery, Mendon, NY

Over at the blog called “The Graveyard Rabbit – Western NY State” is a description of the Tomlinson’s Corner Cemetery in the Town of Mendon, NY. Also there are some very good quality photos of very old tombstones in the cemetery. You can click on the photos and they open as much larger images. That …

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Coming Home to Your Roots – Video

On October 3rd there was an all day genealogy seminar at the Rochester Public Library to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the City of Rochester. The seminar was named Coming Home to Your Roots and was jointly presented by the Rochester Public Library and the Rochester Genealogical Society. The Library now has an overview video …

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New Cemetery web page

I have added a new cemetery web page on the GenWeb site. It is for Holy Family Cemetery that was on Maple Street in Rochester. For sure it was moved in spring of 1955. There is conflicting data on when it was started but the best possible data is that it was started as St. …

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Jack the Ripper suspect; Tombstone Tuesday

This is the tombstone and an enlargement of the inscription for Francis Tumblety who is buried just about a mile from my home in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Search on the internet and you will find those that say he was Jack the Ripper and those that say he could not possibly be the Ripper. Francis …

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