Another Local Cemetery Vandalized

Nearly two dozen tombstones were toppled in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Perinton last Thursday. It was the second time in two weeks that vandals have attacked the cemetery. This time, a family visiting the cemetery saw several men loitering. Then one of the men toppled a tombstone. The mourners called 911 but the young men …

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Citations

I read a bunch of other blogs. One of my favorites is “The Ancestry Insider.” He used to work at Ancestry.com but now works at Family Search. The ‘Insider’ has been running a series of postings about Citations; ie. recording the sources that you have for your information. He is planning a few more postings …

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Searching for…

This month Dish Network is giving a free preview of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. I was looking forward to see the series Searching for… on OWN. Genealogist Pam Slaton helps people find people they are looking for. Each hour long episode involves two search cases. Of the four episodes that I seen so far …

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Cutbacks at School of Industry

The School of Industry in the Town of Rush is a place for juvenile criminal offenders. In a year of budget cutbacks the State is cutting programs at the School. There are two divisions at the school that are being affected. First is the “Industry Secure Center” which will close completely. The second division is …

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New Book on Rochester Latino Community

There is a new book out this week named Rochester’s Latino Community. It is one of those books in the Images of America collection. There are many similar books for Rochester and many suburban towns in the Images of America collection. This new book has 128 pages with pictures on every page and a short …

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Local Libraries get Construction Grants

State Education Commissioner David Steiner recently announced that the New York State Library has awarded $14 million in grants for library construction and renovation projects. “At a time when libraries statewide are seeing increased use within their respective communities and so many library budgets are declining, we are pleased to provide these funds,” Commissioner Steiner …

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Cemetery Vandalism

Over this last weekend approximately 70 tombstones in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester were toppled. At least 2 of the tombstones were destroyed beyond repair. The rest of the tombstones will be repaired by the staff of the cemetery. Broken beer bottles resting on some of the tombstones indicate that the vandals were drinking at …

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Another Cemetery Crash

It has happened again….  Back in November of last year a car crashed into the Pittsford Cemetery and knocked over and broke a bunch of tombstones. Last night at 3:30 AM a lady in her 70s crashed into the Honeoye Falls Cemetery which is on North Main Street in the Village of Honeoye Falls. Reports …

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