Fulton History revisited

Most people who have done genealogy research in this part of New York State eventually end up at the Fulton History website. Tom Tryniski started by putting old newspapers online from his area. Now he has over 11 million pages that cover the area from Buffalo to Watertown to Poughkeepsie. As Tom keeps adding newspapers …

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Find My Family – ABC

Last Monday on ABC was a preview of a new TV series called “Find My Family.” It is about adoptees being reunited with their birth families. It runs similar to those segments that show up on daytime talk shows. In the preview segment, the natural parents having been looking for 9 years for the daughter …

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Old Ancestry Magazines

I found that there is a collection of old Ancestry Magazines on Google. The issues are from Jan. 2004 to Jan. 2009. Not sure how long they have been there. They are the complete magazine that can be viewed online. You also can search through the magazines by clicking on the advanced search and putting …

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Daily Show vs. Toy Hall of Fame

Last night on The Daily Show was a very funny segment on Rochester’s own National Toy Hall of Fame which is part of the Strong Museum of Play. Jon Stewart was making fun of one of their selections for this year’s Hall of Fame. You’ll have to watch the link to see which one it …

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New York Ancestors

I thought I had found a new New York State website; but I was wrong. Many other blogs are covering a press release from the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) that included along with the next issue of the Register was going to be a supplement called American Ancestors Journal. The press release also …

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Fred Q. Bowman has died

Fred Q. Bowman died on 7 November. He is best remembered for his series of books of New York State vital records. His obit in the Albany Times-Union states (in part): Frederick Quimby Bowman, 93, of Albany, N.Y., passed away at St. Peter’s Hospital on November 7, 2009. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on …

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New Web Pages

I added two new web pages to the GenWeb of Monroe County website. For the last couple of months I spent some time down at the Monroe County Courthouse. I was copying records of people that had gone to Court to change their name. I went through the first 16 volumes of Miscellaneous Records (to …

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