Honeoye Falls Cemetery Crashed; Again

Back on June 1st a car crashed into some tombstones in the Honeoye Falls Cemetery. Now it has happened again. This time, six tombstones and a fence were damaged in the cemetery including some tombstones that were over 100 years old. The Village Administrator says police told him a vehicle lost control and drove into …

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Arlington Cemetery Records

Dick Eastman on his blog has been following the story of lost records at Arlington National Cemetery. This story started back last year in June when an article in the Washington Post said  that dozens of burial plots appear on maps as occupied but have no headstone, and some graves that have a headstone are …

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Migration of an Ancestor

As hurricane Irene blew up through the east coast this last weekend, I wondered if bad weather might be one of reasons that my 4th great grandfather, Matthew Halsey, moved away from his parent’s home. He was born in Bridgehampton. NY out on the east end Long Island. The house of his parent’s was built …

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PC – 30 years

It was in August thirty years ago, that IBM entered the personal computer market. There were other computers available at the time including the Apple II, Tandy’s TRS-80 and the Commodore PET. The original PC model 5150 came with 16 kilobytes of memory, one 5.25 in. floppy drive (or a cassette drive), a mono color …

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Genealogy Word Lists

Last week I received another issue of RootsWeb Review via email. In the issue is an article by Mary Harrell-Sesniak about translating Latin words in documents. She included a link to a page on FamilySearch.org with a Latin Word List. I really needed a list of German words for my research. Doing a search I …

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Henrietta Tax Rolls

While looking around in the Rochester Public Library website, I found some new scanned documents. They are tax assessment rolls for the Town of Henrietta. They cover the time period from 1819 to 1907 but there aren’t any for the 1830s or 1840s. They list the number of acres of property that a person has. …

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Monroe Co. Intestate Estates

If you are looking for probate records from Monroe County from the 1800s then there is a service online called Sampubco that will make a copy of a will (1821 – 1901) and send it to you. They get the will from microfilms that were done by the LDS many years ago. Sampubco has created …

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RPL 100 Years Book

Last month there was a book published on the history of the Rochester Public Library. Rochester Public Library: 100 Years of Service, 1911 – 2011 was written by a team of staff from the library and retirees. It features over 250 photographs, many never before published. The book not only covers the Central Library but …

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