Update on 1940 census indexing project

In less than 2 months more than half of the 1940 US census has been indexed, An incredible number of volunteers have stepped up to aid in the indexing which is on Family Search, Archives.com and FindMyPast.com. States that have been completed and can be searched are: Alaska Arizona Colorado Delaware Florida Idaho Kansas Nevada …

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Kodak News; May 21 – 25

History in the making… The main news this week for Kodak was a legal proceeding but not from the bankruptcy court. Instead it was from an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) of the International Trade Commission (ITC). He gave his initial determination in the suit that both Apple and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) infringed on a …

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Kodak News; May 14-18

On Monday Kodak announced that it is shutting down its thermal coating and finishing operation in Eastman Business Park’s Building 319, eliminating about 80 jobs. The thermal coating is used for Kodak’s picture kiosks. According to Kodak, the work will be now done at its Windsor, Colorado site. On Wednesday Kodak introduced as new Kodak …

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New Hours for Rochester Library

I missed the change in hours at the Rochester Public Library, Central Branch; ie. Rundel building and B & L buildings. They shortened their hours once again on May 7th.  The new hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am- 6pm. Thursday 11am-7pm. Saturdays (Labor Day – June) 10am-5pm. Sundays (October-Mid May) 1pm – 5pm. …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #10

The next song to reach the top of the charts in 1962 was not a rock song. It was Stranger on the Shore by Mr Acker Bilk. Bernard Stanley Bilk got the nickname “Acker” from a slang term meaning “friend.” He wrote the song for his daughter, Jenny, and named the song for her. He …

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Kodak News; May 7-11

History in the making… A press release from the drupa printing convention in Dusseldorf says that Kodak’s digital technology will help to modernize digital document printing systems and increase value for the Sociedad del Estado Casa de Moneda (Society of the State Mint), the printing site of the Argentine government. Digital capabilities will improve the …

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Spotlight on Monroe Co. Cemeteries

American Ancestors has a blog called the Daily Genealogist and today they posted a column spotlighting on-line cemetery databases in Monroe County; Mt. Hope, Riverside, Holy Sepulchre and Webster Union Cemeteries. Go read the article by Valerie Beaudrault. While you are there you can also subscribe to receive future articles from American Ancestors for free …

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WDYTYA; May 11

Jason Sudikis is a comedian known best as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. This week on Who Do You Think You Are?, he is in search of his paternal grandfather.  The preview mentions someone with two families. It also teases about an accident in a coal mine in Pennsylvania. It is known that …

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