FamilySearch 1940 Census Index

I don’t know how I missed it but FamilySearch has completed posting their index to the 1940 US census. I like their index better than the one on Ancestry.com. It appears to be correct more often. Currently on the FamilySearch homepage, is a link on the upper right corner which says that “all 50 states …

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Kodak News; Sept. 3 – 7

History in the making… Kodak announced a new scanning and workflow product this week called “Info Activate Solution.” It is for¬†businesses that want to quickly move paper documents to digital format. This product works in conjunction with Microsoft’s “SharePoint 2010.” Microsoft says that SharePoint “can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage …

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More Channel 13 History Videos

A couple of days ago I posted links to some short videos commemorating the 50th anniversary of Channel 13 here in Rochester. I found that they also have some longer videos available on-line. These tell the history of the station through the last 50 years. They run 2 to 3 minutes each. The embedded video …

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Cemetery Search in Oneida County

Last week I went to a few cemeteries in Oneida County, NY looking for relatives from the early 1800s. My Nicholas Groat died in 1818 and left a fantastic will that named all of his children and some grandchildren. It was a great help putting the family together. One person he didn’t mention was his …

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Channel 13 Anniversary

Channel 13 is celebrating it’s 50th year anniversary. They signed on Sept. 15, 1962 as WOKR. They were then and still are an ABC-TV affiliate. On Jan. 10, 2005 was the biggest change in the history of the station when they changed their call letters to WHAM.¬† They started broadcasting a digital signal in 2005 …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #16

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was “Sheila” by Tommy Roe. After graduating from high school, Tommy got a job soldering wires at General Electric in his native Atlanta. When “Sheila” became a hit, the record company wanted him to do a tour but he refused until they offered …

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Digital Camera Inventor

As Kodak exits the digital camera market, it is time to hear from Steve Sasson, who while working at Kodak invented the digital camera. His 8 pound camera system took the first digital photo in Dec. 1975. It had a resolution of 10,000 pixels (.01 megapixels). Kodak sold their first professional digital camera in 1991 …

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Kodak News; Aug. 27 – 31

History in the making… At this week’s bankruptcy hearing Kodak asked for and received an extension on the sale of the digital imaging patents. This makes 2 extensions that they have received. Kodak now has until September 7th to announce who the patents were sold to and for how much. On Wednesday, Kodak filed their …

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