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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Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America opened yesterday on the web. In their own words they say that “the Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written …

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Talk on Flu Epidemic

Title: WORLD WAR I and the FLU PANDEMIC of 1918 Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Greece Town Hall By: Robert Brown, PhD The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than World War I.  It has been cited as the most divesting epidemic in modern history and the worst epidemic in American history …

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Sullivan Trucks of Rochester (1910 – 1926)

Over on the GenWeb picture page, I added some pictures of Sullivan Trucks that were made in Rochester from 1910 to 1926. The company was started about 1881 by Kincaid Alanson Hughson who started a factory making horse-drawn carriages on East Avenue near what was then the Village of Brighton. In 1884 Thomas J. Sullivan …

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Kodak News; April 1 – 5

History in the making… On Tuesday Kodak announced that James V. Continenza has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Continenza brings to Kodak experience as a manager and director with diverse companies that have successfully emerged from corporate restructuring. On Wednesday it was announced that the University at Albany College …

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