RootsTech Free Online Sessions – Friday, March 22

The RootsTech Conference continues on Friday with another 5 online sessions. Again these are live and for free. Each session is about an hour. These are the sessions that will be online on Friday, March 22st: 10:30 Eastern Time (ET), 8:30 Mountain Time (MT), 7:30 Pacific time (PT) Keynote – Jyl Pattee andTim Sullivan Jyl …

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RootsTech Free Online Sessions – Thursday, March 21

This week is the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City (Thurs. – Sat.). They are offering some of their sessions online for free. If you have the time, I suggest watching as many of these sessions to aid you in your genealogical research. Each session is about an hour. These are the sessions that will …

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Board of Health Complaints; 1861 – 1866

The Rochester Public Library has published online a very unique resource. It is a typed transcript from the Rochester Board of Health listings all their complaints for the years 1861 to 1866. It deals with livestock running freely in the streets, illegible livestock on home lots, people throwing “slop” in the street, placement of privies, …

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St. Patrick’s Day

It seems that I am one of the few people that doesn’t have a Irish ancestor. When we asked at Rochester Genealogical Society meetings about a third say that they have Irish ancestry. If you want to research your ancestors from Ireland, I suggest you read this recent blog post from Diane Haddad, the “Genealogy …

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World War I Books Online

The Rochester Public Library has added the 3 volume set titled World War Service Record of Rochester and Monroe County, New York to their online collection. This is a fantastic resource for those that served in the war and also those that stayed home and did volunteer work during WWI. Volume one of the set …

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Kodak News; March 11 – 15

History in the making… On Friday Kodak announced the expiration, at 5:00 p.m. on March 14, 2013, of the offer to holders of its outstanding 10.625% Senior Secured Notes due March 15, 2019 and 9.75% Senior Secured Notes due March 1, 2018 to subscribe for up to an aggregate amount of $455 million of term …

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RootsTech Conference 2013 Online Sessions

Next week, Thursday through Saturday (March 21 -23) is the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City. RootsTech is a genealogy conference that has the latest family history tools and techniques. It offers a chance to connect with experts in your genealogical research, and be inspired in the pursuit of your ancestors. Sessions will show how …

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Talk on Women in Civil War

On Tuesday, March 12th there will be the talk “The Role of Women in the Civil War” by Rebecca Budinger During the American Civil War, men were called to the front to fight, forcing women to re-evaluate their roles as wives, mothers, home keepers, and members of society.  This presentation will explore some of the …

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