Monroe High School Yearbooks

The Rochester Public Library has scanned a collection of yearbooks from James Monroe High School. The collection only covers the years of 1927 to 1940. Those join the collection of yearbooks that the library already has online (see the School Heritage Collection web page). The yearbooks are one of the most used collections in the …

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NYC Genealogical Guide

The National Genealogical Society is releasing a new guide to genealogical research in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County. The NYC area has it’s own unique problems as it so large and has kept records separate from the rest of NY State. This guide tells what records are available and where they can …

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Library Bond Passes in Irondequoit

Yesterday was a vote in the Town of Irondequoit for a bond to be issued to build a new library. The bond passed with 3651 yes votes to 2033.  The bond is the first step in combining the two small libraries in Irondequoit into one much larger one that will be built on the corner …

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St. Joseph’s Villa – Name Changed

Today, St. Joseph’s Villa has been renamed the Villa of Hope. The agency which is just over 70 years old. Villa of Hope offers assistance to more than 2,000 youth and families each year. The agency says its goal is to restore lives back to full potential before things like chemical addiction, mental illness, neglect or …

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FamilySearch – One Billion Indexed Records

FamilySearch passed a big milestone last week, Friday. They started their current indexing project in September 2006. Now they have indexed over 1 billion records. The procedure is that each record is indexed twice and then arbitrated for differences of each record. Once indexed records are completed, they are put on the FS website and …

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FamilySearch Website Update

FamilySearch has made major changes to their website. All of the changes were talked about last month at the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City by James Tanner and Dennis Brimhall. The website added the capability to upload photos and stories of your ancestors. I uploaded a picture of my grandmother. After you upload the …

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NY State Genealogy Conference in September

The Central New York Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society announce their First New York State Family History Conference on September 20 and 21st. The information below is from the press release: The Central New York Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society are cosponsoring the first-ever statewide …

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Kodak News; Apr. 15 – 19

History still in the making… On Monday, Kodak announced that they entered into a purchase agreement with Brother Industries, Ltd. for the proposed sale of Kodak’s Document Imaging business for a cash purchase price of approximately $210 million. Brother would assume the liability of the business, which totaled approximately $67 million. Kodak’s Document Imaging business provides …

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Anti-Slavery Newspapers

A collection of Anti-Slavery and Abolitionist Newspapers, has been added to the New York Heritage website, courtesy of St. John Fisher College’s Lavery Library. This collection includes issues of Frederick Douglass newspapers that he published over many years. There are some issues of The North Star (1847 – 1851),  Frederick Douglass’ Paper (1851 – 1860?), Douglass’ Monthly (1858 – 1963) and and …

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