New York State Records on Family Search #1

THE LDS website FamilySearch.org has in the past few years added hundred of  millions of searchable records many of which will give you online images of  the records. In the collection are some records for NY State. This is the  first of a series that looks at those NY State records. To see what is  …

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WDYTYA? – Friday March 25

After two weeks of repeats we are getting a new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? this week. The celebrity they are profiling is Steve Buscemi who is noted for playing unsavory characters in some sort of trouble. Steve ends up finding out about his great-great-grandfather, Ralph B. Montgomery, a Civil War soldier …

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First 100 books at RPL

As part of the Centennial of the Rochester Public Library, they have  this web page which lists the first 100 books that they received. The library still has 90 of those books in their collection. Undoubtedly some of the books have been been replaced by newer copies over the years but there are some originals  …

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Treasures at RPL

Today I went to the Rochester Public Library for a presentation on “Treasures of the Central  Library” by Robert Scheffel. Bob is the Assistant Division Head of the Local History  Division of the Rochester Public Library. Along with him was the City Historian, Christine  Ridarsky who added some historical facts. This is part of the …

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Genealogy Software Tutorials

The genealogy software that I use is RootsMagic. They have been having video tutorials available on-line that they call Webinars. You can sign up to watch the presentation live on the internet. There was a session last night and I got the time wrong. I tuned in as the session was just ending. Not to …

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WDYTYA? – Friday, March 4

This week on Who Do You Think You Are? the celebrity finding his roots is Lionel Richie, musician, songwriter and record producer. He travels to Chattanooga, TN to the grave of his great-grandfather, Lewis Brown, a pharmacy worker and cemetery caretaker who died in 1931. Richie’s grandfather worked with famous educator and political leader Booker …

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