Kodak News; Feb. 11 – 15

History in the making… On Monday Kodak unveiled a new commercial printer. The Kodak Prosper 5000XLi Press which features an “intelligent print system” that continuously monitors and adjusts settings to ensure high quality. Rochester’s Mercury Print has been testing the new printer. On Tuesday the Monroe County Legislature voted to buy 547,000 square feet of …

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Proposed NY Legislation Would Allow Access to Adoptees’ Birth Records

I don’t often repeat posting from other blogs but I thought this was very important news. Dick Eastman on his EOGN blog, says that he received the following email from the German Genealogy Group on Long Island: The Adoptee Bill(s) of Rights would repeal the 1935 legislation that sealed in perpetuity the original birth certificates, …

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Kodak News; Feb. 4 – 8

On Tuesday, a Rochester man was arrested on the charge of making false bomb threats against Kodak between September and January. The man is charged with making 21 calls to 911 claiming that a terrorist was going to bomb the Kodak Corporation. For each of those calls Police and fire departments had to respond. If …

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Top Songs of 1963; #3

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was Hey Paula by Paul and Paula. The song’s writer, Ray Hildebrand (Paul), was a student at Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas. “Paula” was Jill Jackson, the niece of the owner of the boarding house where Ray lived. The song was …

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FamilySearch and OCLC Partnership

FamilySearch and OCLC have announced a new agreement that will benefit both organizations. FamilySearch has a vast catalog of materials that will be added to OCLC’s online WorldCat library catalog. FamilySearch will also use WorldCat results in search results returned by FamilySearch genealogy services. FamilySearch has been using the OCLC library management system since 1996 …

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Top Songs of 1963; #2

The second song to hit the top of the music charts in 1963 is Walk Right In by The Rooftop Singers. The song was written by musician Gus Cannon and originally recorded by Cannon’s “Jug Stompers” in 1929. The Rooftop Singers was composed of Erik Darling, Bill Svanoe and Lynne Taylor. They made some small …

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Kodak News; Jan. 28 – Feb. 1

On Monday, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks submitted legislation to authorize the purchase of Kodak buildings for use as a downtown Monroe Community College campus in the Kodak Office complex. MCC would buy buildings, 3, 9, 11, 13 and 16 which totals 547,000 square feet of building space and also 439 parking spaces for $3 …

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