Find A Grave

I’m surprised that I haven’t written before about Find A Grave. When I first discovered the website about 10 years ago there weren’t very many records on the website. Currently there are grave records for 62 million people on the website. Some of the records have photos of the tombstones of the person but I …

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National Jukebox

The Library of Congress has a project called National Jukebox to digitize 78 rpm records from before 1925. Currently they have 10,000 recordings on-line and are adding to that collection every week. The collection covers all kinds of recordings from that era including popular music, folk music, foreign language, classical and spoke word. You can …

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New York State Records on Family Search #3

On Family Search is an index to the 1892 NY State Census. No one is sure why New York State did a census in 1892. The State had done census on years ending in a “5″ from 1825 to 1875 but didn’t do a census in 1885. Some people think that the 1892 census was …

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Talk on Kate Gleason – 5/10

The Life & Letters of Kate Gleason by Janis Gleason Tuesday May 10th, Greece Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., One Vince Tofany Blvd, 14612 Kate Gleason was the first woman to be accepted into Cornell’s engineering program. While she did not finish at Cornell, she is credited with helping her family’s small business grow into a …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – Sun.

The first you will notice about the Sunday schedule from 1953 is that channel 6, WHAM-TV didn’t sign on until noon. The Colgate Comedy Hour had different hosts each week and this week was the return of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis with guest singer Mary McCarthy. Here is the full day schedule for 3 …

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