Adoption Searches on OWN

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) starts tomorrow, January first. One of the programs that will start later in the year is called “Searching For…” and it is about professional genealogist Pam Slaton helping people (mostly adoptees) to find people that they have lost contact with. OWN says of the series: Viewers can expect an intensely …

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2nd Seasons in 2011

Two genealogy TV programs will be back for second seasons in early 2011. “Who Do You Think You Are?” is the series that has stories of “celebrities” and their ancestors. For the 2nd season there will only be 8 episodes. Featured will be Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Rosie O’Donnell, Steve Buscemi, Kim Cattrall, Lionel Richie, …

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Family Search updated

The LDS Family Search website has made major changes since yesterday. The homepage now looks like the former “Beta”  (AKA test) page. There have been so many changes that the first thing you should do is click on the “What’s New” box on the upper right corner. That will save you time in the long …

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Local library news

There have been two articles about local libraries in the Democrat & Chronicle in the last two days. The first news article dealt with the fact that the Monroe County Library system is thinking about adding fees for services that are currently free. The Library system which is an umbrella organization for over 30 Town …

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Indexes to City Newspaper

Rochester’s City Newspaper is a weekly newspaper of stories that aren’t covered by the D & C. They are noted for their movie and music reviews. The letters to the editor express all kinds of different opinions. City Newspaper doesn’t carry vital record but it should be searched for other local news stories. The first …

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