Life Records are back

Life Records is the name of the index of vital records in Rochester and Brockport newspapers. It was created by staff at the Rochester Public Library. It has been off-line for 18 months because of problems with finding a vendor able to handle the service. The index is now back with some changes on the …

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Finger Lakes Photo Books

I was sitting at Wegmans waiting for a prescription and they had a nice book to look at sitting on their end table. It was: Finger Lakes Panoramas. It is a large size book (12X9) and has some great large photos of the Finger Lakes Region. I looked in Wegmans book section and they had …

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Sampson Vets Mem. Cem.

On Monday, 26 Sept., was the first burial in a new veterans cemetery that has been in the planning for over 15 years. Clinton Van Gelder, formerly of Intelaken, NY, who died on 22 Jan. 2010, had told his wife, Eva, that he wished to be buried in the new veterans cemetery. Van Gelder had …

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Edsel

On September 4, 1957 (also known as “E-Day”) Ford Motor Co. unveils the Edsel. Thirteen hundred Edsel dealers offered four models for sale: the larger Citation and Corsair and the smaller Pacer and Ranger. For months, the company had been running ads that simply pictured the car’s hood ornament. Everything else about the car was …

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Black Plague

A recent article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has science website buzzing. It confirms that medieval plague that caused the Black Death in Europe from 1347 to 1351 was caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria. That bacteria still exists today but is nowhere as lethal as it once was. Recent analysis …

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