Finding Your Roots; March 25

Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. returns to PBS with a new genealogy show called Finding Your Roots.  In each hour-long episode, Prof. Gates takes viewers along for a journey with a celebrity pair bound together by sometimes hidden links, treks through layers of ancestral history and life-altering discoveries. Professor Gates says “Finding Your Roots will …

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Kodak News; March 12 – 16, 2012

On Monday Kodak announced that beginning April 1st the price of film will go up about 15%. A Kodak spokesperson says the increases are due to increases in manufacturing costs, as well as higher fixed costs because of the decline in the number of people still using film. Tuesday there was a report initiated by …

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Using the 1940 Directories on the 1940 Census

The Rochester Public Library has added the 1940 Rochester and Suburban directories to earlier ones that they already had online. These will be of great help in finding your family on the 1940 census that comes online on April 2nd. There won’t be any index available for the census for at least 6 months to …

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WDYTYA; March 16

The episode this week on Who Do You Think You Are? is a repeat of the one featuring Martin Sheen. Our local NBC station in Rochester is not even showing the episode. Instead they are putting on a program about “Operation Smile.” This would be a great time to go the WDYTYA website and watch …

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