WDYTYA? – Friday Feb. 25

The celebrity on this week of Who Do You Think You Are? is Kim Cattrall. Kim’s grandfather, George Baugh, disappeared in 1938. Kim travels to Liverpool, England to find out what happened to him. What she found out turns out to be shocking. Her grandfather was a bigamous. The episode airs at 8 PM on …

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New Cemeteries

I just got through updating the Cemetery Page on the Monroe County GenWeb website. While I was updating that page, I discovered that there were two new cemeteries here in Monroe County that started in 2010. The first is Ascension Gardens. It is at 1900 Pinnacle Road in Henrietta. The first burial was sometime in …

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Local Libraries Need Funding

There is an article on the Democrat & Chronicle website that is about some Monroe County libraries and how they are trying to obtain funding in difficult economic times. Irondequoit is trying to decide the future of their two libraries in the Town. Mendon and Gates are building new libraries. Fairport wanted to build a …

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WDYTYA? – Friday Feb. 18

The celebrity this week on Who Do You Think You Are? is Rosie O’Donnell.¬† Rosie’s mother died when she was only 10 years of age. So she wanted to investigate her mother’s heritage. Rosie’s journey takes her from the Jersey City (NJ) Main Library all the way to Ireland. Watch this week’s episode on NBC …

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RPL – Digital Future

Yesterday, I went to a talk by Patricia Uttaro at the Rochester Public Library (RPL). She is the Director of the Rochester Public Library and Monroe County Library System and she was talking about expanding their Digital Library. A Digital Library is a concept that will always be in flux as technology changes but it …

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WDYTYA? – Friday Feb. 10

This week on Who Do You Think You Are? the celebrity is Tim McGraw, country music star. Tim grew up thinking that his last name was Smith and found out who his father was at age 11. Plus Tim has an indirect connection to a founding father. The episode is on Friday night 8 PM …

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RootsTech online sessions

The RootsTech Conference¬† in Salt Lake City is today, tomorrow and Saturday. The keynote sessions each day plus one session today, two tomorrow and one on Saturday will be available online as webcasts. To see the sessions go to the RootsTech website and click on “Live Presentations.”¬† Note that the times given are in Mountain …

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WDYTYA? – Friday Feb. 4

The second series of “Who Do You Think You Are?” starts this Friday, (Feb. 4) on NBC at 8 PM Eastern and Pacific time. All others check your local listings. This series follows celebrities as they discover interesting facts about some of their ancestors. This series is based on British series of the same name …

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