Perinton Bicentennial

The Town of Perinton here in Monroe County is celebrating their 200th anniversary. The Town was formed on 26 May 1812 and was named for Glover Perrin who was the first settler in the area in 1790. Glover settled around what is known as Perinton Center. When the Erie Canal came through in the mid …

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Kodak News; June 18 – 22

On Monday Kodak sued Apple over ownership of 10 patents that both have claimed. Those 10 patents are part of the approximately 1,100 patents that Kodak is looking to sell. Last week, the Bankruptcy Court Judge suggested that this would be the the proper direction after saying he lacked the authority to rule on motion …

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Kodak News; June 11 – 15

History in the making… On Monday Kodak filed to the bankruptcy court for approval of bidding procedures to auction off more than 1,100 digital imaging patents. Kodak will offer 2 portfolios for auction. The Digital Capture Portfolio includes over 700 patents, covering key aspects of image capture, processing, and transmission technologies that are crucial to …

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1940 NY Census – Plus Other Free Databases

Ancestry has completed indexing the 1940 census for New York State and is offering free access for a limited time. I couldn’t determine how long that free access lasts. You may want to go to this special web page as soon as possible. You also are going to have to sign up for a free …

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New Area Newspapers to Search

Some Newark (Wayne Co.) area newspapers have been added to the RRLC Historical Newspapers of the Rochester Region website. Those new newspaper that are available to be searched are: The Arcadian Weekly Gazette April 1889 – March 1906 The Marion Enterprise September 1880 – December 1923 The Newark Union August 1872 – December 1891 To …

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Kodak News; June 4 – 8

History in the making… On Wednesday Kodak asked the Bankruptcy Court to reject an patent ownership claim from Apple. Apple also tried to block an action being decided by the Judge. Apple and Kodak have been suing and counter-suing each other on patents dealing with how photos are displayed on digital devices. History may be …

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Song from 50 Years Ago; extra

This is one of the songs that make me think of summer. Palisades Park by Freddy Cannon never hit the number one spot on the record charts. It only reached reached number 3 on the Billboard chart for the week of May 6-12, 1962. Then on the Cash Box chart the song also reached number …

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Kodak News; May 28 – June 1

History in the making… It was a dull news week for Kodak. Maybe that is good. A couple of news outlets in Rochester reported on a new product that Kodak is selling called the “Picture Keeper.” It is a flash drive that plugs into a USB outlet on a computer and finds all the pictures …

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