Thanksgiving – 1932

This ad for Wegmans appeared in the Rochester Times-Union on the Monday before Thanksgiving in 1932. The price of turkey was actually rather high. You could a whole ham at that time for 8 cents per pound and roast beef was 12 cents a pound. Notice that in 1932, Wegmans had 4 stores. To see …

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FamilySearch Family Tree – Editing and Adding Data

FamilySearch Family Tree was created so that anyone can edit data. The reasoning is eventually each date and place fact would end up with correct information. In the last posting I found the record of my ancestor, Dewitt Clinton Halsey. To make a correction of any fact you could first click on “Open Details” which …

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Kodak News; Nov. 12 – 16

History in the making… On Monday Kodak made the announcement that they signed a commitment letter to secure $793 million in loans on the condition that the company receive at least $500 million for a patent portfolio they have been trying to sell. The loan is coming from Centerbridge Partners, GSO Capital Partners, UBS Bank …

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FamilySearch Family Tree – Getting Started

You probably haven’t heard of FamilySearch Family Tree (FSFT). It really isn’t a secret  but FamilySearch has not made a public announcement as of yet. It is an advanced on-line linked family tree. The data in FSFT has been contributed by thousands of people over many years. It contains all the data from the old …

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Jacob Wilklow’s Military Service

Yesterday on Veteran’s Day, I was thinking about one of my Revolutionary War ancestors; Jacob Wilklow. Jacob was born in 1764 in New Paltz, Ulster Co., NY. His brother, John, joined a military unit in 1778 when he was only aged 16. In 1779 Jacob, then only 15, served a month as a substitute for …

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Talk on Popular Songs; Tomorrow (Nov. 13)

Tomorrow (Nov. 13th) there will be a talk at 7:00 p.m. at the Greece Town Hall about the history of popular songs. “Halfway to Heaven and You:” How Popular Songs Sang Us to the Suburbs will be given by Michael Lasser. Suburbs began in America long before Levittown right after World War II.  In fact …

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Kodak News; Nov. 5 – 9

History in the making… On Monday U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Alan Gropper approved the agreement between Kodak and an official employee committee. That will end health insurance for retirees at the end of the year. All to be discontinued is survivor benefits for souses of retirees. Judge Gropper called the move fair and reasonable. I know …

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Native American Day; Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Nov 10th) the Greece Historical Society presents Native American Day 10:00 a.m. to Noon at Greece Town Hall, One Vince Tofany Blvd. At 10:00 a.m. Dr. George Hammel will talk about the very early Aboriginals who preceded the Seneca Nation in our area and how the Mid-Woodland Period Iroquois and Algonquin came to Greece …

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