Genealogy Roadshow starts in Sept.

A new genealogy program will be on PBS starting in September. Genealogy Roadshow  will visit 4 cities to film stories that are described as part detective story and part emotional journey. Each episode will feature multiple stories including connections to figures in American history, debunked histories, and some  emotional stories. Filming just began last week …

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Kodak News; June 17 – 21

History still in the making… Kodak and the State of New York have  reached an agreement to establish a $49 million environmental trust for Eastman Business Park (EBP)  (formerly Kodak Park). This trust will be available for remediation of past environmental concerns. This deal also helps stabilize the future of EBP which now has over …

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PAF discontinued

Personal Ancestral File (PAF) will be discontinued by FamilySearch as of July 15th. They also will discontinue support of the genealogy software. It was popular many years ago partly because it was very chap at a time when genealogy software would cost over $100. PAf was first issued in 1984. Version 2 added GEDCOM support …

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Rochester Passenger Arrivals

If you would have asked me about arrivals at the Port of Rochester last week, I would have said that very few records survive. I do have this one web page of records of arrivals for July – Sept. 1866 but had not heard of any other passenger arrivals. I discovered that FamilySearch has a …

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Kodak News; June 10 – 14

History still in the making… Kodak plans to shut down its cellulose acetate base manufacturing operations next week. Light sensitive chemicals are spread on the acetate base to make photographic film. The acetate base is made in building 53 in Eastman Business Park. Kodak has an inventory of years worth of acetate base and are …

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MCLS Library App

The Monroe County Library System announced the release of a new app called MCLS Mobile for hand-helds and tablets. MCLS says that: MCLS Mobile is a free mobile app for use on devices using the Apple and Android operating systems, including iPhones, iPads, Droids, and most tablets. MCLS Mobile allows you to search the catalog, …

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Top Songs of 1963; #11

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “Sukiyaki” by Kyu Sakamoto. The original title of the song was “Ue o Muite Aruko” (I Shall Walk Looking Up) but was changed for English speaking countries. The song tells the story of a man who looks up and whistles while he is …

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Kodak News; June 3 – 7

History still in the making… Kodak announced on Monday that it has reached a new agreement with 20th Century Fox to supply motion picture film to its movie and television studios through 2015. Although demand for movie film is down, Kodak said it continues to manufacture billions of linear feet of film each year. At …

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FamilySearch Family Tree – Printing

You can now print both a family group sheet and a pedigree sheet from FamilySearch Family Tree. In a person view there are 2 links off to the right (see image, below). Clicking one of the printing options will open a new window in your browser that is a PDF file. For you to view …

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