Swing Bridge Destruction Progress

I went to see the progress on the swing bridge at Charlotte that is being dismantled. I was really surprised to that it is almost completely gone. It has only been a little over a month since the work started. Most of the steel work is gone. If you click on the photo you can …

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FamilySearch Family Tree – Adding Records Via GEDCOM

Through the early stages of FamilySearch Family Tree (FSFT) people kept asking for the ability to upload new family records using GEDCOM. GEDCOM is a standard form for sharing your genealogy data from one genealogy program to another. It was developed by the LDS many years ago but hasn’t been updated for years. Still, it …

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Ghosts at RPL – Review

The episode of “Ghost Hunters” aired last night on the SyFy channel about the possibility of ghost in the Rundel building of the Rochester Public Library. A couple TV stations gave the episode a short 15 second mention. The Democrat & Chronicle ran this story about the episode. The episode mentions a possible ghost being …

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Ghosts at the Rochester Public Library?

For many years staff at the Rundel building of the Rochester Public Library have told tales of doors opening and slamming shut by themselves, elevators that would move on their own and creepy figures that seemed to play hide and seek through the dusty shadows of the upper stacks. The stories were dismissed as overactive …

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FamilySearch Family Tree – Merging Duplicates

The most important updates to make to FamilySearch Family Tree (FSFT) are to add sources. The second most important updates are to combine duplicate records of a person. The data in FSFT has come from many sources including the old Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource File. Both of those were from people uploading or mailing …

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Kodak News; Nov. 19 – 23

History in the making… Being a holiday week, there wasn’t any big Kodak news. I received a official letter from Kodak telling what everybody already knows; ie. that Kodak will no longer be paying for retiree’s health insurance after Dec. 31st. The largest portion of retirees are those on Medicare. They should be looking at …

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Amelia Earhart Visits Rochester

Amelia Earhart, the famous woman aviator, visited Rochester 80 years ago, today (Nov. 22).  She was going to give a talk on flying at the Lyceum Theater that evening but first she visited radio station WHEC and talked with Al Sigl. The following article is from the Rochester Times-Union on Nov. 22. – – – – …

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Amelia Earhart – To Visit Rochester

This article on Amelia Earhart appeared in the Rochester Times-Union on Nov. 21, 1932. That was the day before her visit. She was in Rochester to promote her book; The Fun of It. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Thrills of …

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FamilySearch Family Tree – Adding Sources

One of the most things we can do as a genealogist is to add source documentation to our records. FamilySearch Family Tree lets anyone add sources to a person in the database. It can be records that you have found on FamilySearch or a source from any other location on the internet or not. On …

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