Finding Your Roots at RPL

Below is the full length video  done by local station WXXI that airs before the episodes of Finding Your Roots with host Henry Louis Gates Jr. In this production, Marlene Capes-Bettin is featured showing her researching her family at the Rochester Public Library. This is longer version than the one shown on WXXI. Finding Your …

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Talk on Rochester’s Lakeside Resorts & Amusements Parks; Tues. 4/10

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 Greece Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., One Vince Tofany Blvd, 14612 Donovan Shilling will take you through a photographic history to return to the heyday of Rochester’s lakeside resorts and its five amusements parks: Ontario Beach, Manitou Beach, Sea Breeze, Board Walk Park and Glen Haven. It was the golden age of …

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Kodak News; April 2 – 6, 2012

On Monday the Dayton Business Journal reported that Kodak would laying off 68 people by April 19 at the Kettering plant in suburban Dayton. Kodak has 570 employees at the Kettering plant which makes commercial inkjet printers for printing up to 4000 pages a minute. On Wednesday WHAM-TV reported that Carestream Health, a tenant of …

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WDYTYA; April 6

Actress Edie Falco is searching for ancestors this week on Who Do You Think You Are? She won 3 Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Carmela o “The Sporanos.” She currently stars in “Nurse Jackie” which returns for a new season on Sunday on Showtime. Edie wants to learn the truth about her mother’s family. …

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1940 Census; Day 2

The official 1940 census website was completed overwhelmed and experiencing many problems yesterday but appears to be working today. I noticed images of census pages load completely different than they did yesterday. Yesterday an image would load as a bunch of tiles to make up the entire image. Today an image is loaded as just …

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1940 Census; Day 1

This has been an amazing day for genealogists. The National Archives released the 1940 census and more important is that it was going to be online for free. Family Search had received copies of all the images at midnight and by 8:30 (all times eastern) they already put up all images for the State of …

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Kodak News; March 26 – 30

On Tuesday Kodak announced that they are freezing wages for all US employees. Seeing as they filed for bankruptcy protection in January, I wonder why it took them two months to get around to freezing wages. That is something that they should have done the day after they filed in the US Bankruptcy Court. Kodak …

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