NE Blackout of 2003

On this day (Aug. 14th) ten ago was the great northeast blackout. The blackout started in the late afternoon and affected an estimated 45 million people in eight U.S. states and another 10 million people in Ontario. The cause was a software bug in the alarm system at a control room of the FirstEnergy Corporation …

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WDYTYA: Zooey Deschanel

Tonight on Who Do You Think You Are?, Zooey Deschanel  investigates the family story tf an abolitionists in her father’s Quaker family background. Deschanel discovered that her 3th great grandmother, Sarah Pownall, was involved in the underground railroad. While learning about her family, Deschanel visits the Friends (Quaker) Historical Library in Swarthmore, Penn. Back on …

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Another Cemetery in Rush, NY

I have found out that there is a cemetery in the Town of Rush that very few people knew about. It is called the Valley View Cemetery and is on the grounds of the School of Industry. There were only 13 boys buried there between 1903 and 1940. All graves are marked with tombstones. The …

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Top Songs of 1963; #15

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was by 13 year old  “Little” Stevie Wonder. Fingertips, Part 2″ was considered the “B” of the single. It was a live recording from a June 1962 revue at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Part 2 starts with “Everybody say ‘yeah!’” …

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Kodak News; Aug. 4 – 10

History still in the making… On Tuesday Kodak announced a new five-year senior secured credit of $200 million. Added this to the previously announced $695 million credit and Kodak is ready to emerge from bankruptcy. This new credit line will be managed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays and J.P. Morgan. If your read …

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Free Online Books

FamilySearch has announced they now have 100,000 books in their online collection of Family History Books. These books have been scanned and published online through a partners of the Family History Library, Allen County Public Library, Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Hawaii Joseph F. Smith Library, Church History Library, Houston Public …

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Vintage Game Day

The Greece Historical Society will present Vintage Game Day on Sunday, August 11th from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Greece Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. The Society invites everyone to a special family game day to mark the opening of its new Vintage Games and Toys exhibit.  The whole family can join in playing …

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WDYTYA; Chelsea Handler

Comedian Chelsea Handler is the celebrity that is next to discover her roots on Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). It already has released that Chelsea discovers that her grandfather, Karl Stoecker was in the German Army during WWII. I think that there is probably more to the story that hasn’t been released. Chelsea …

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Kodak News; July 28 – Aug. 3

It was announced on Tuesday that CEO Antonio Perez will eventually be leaving Kodak. He will remain at Kodak for up to a year after Kodak emerges fron bankruptcy or until the Kodak Board of Directors elects a successor, whichever is sooner. Perez then will work as a full-time special advisor for up to 3 …

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Geneva Postcards

The Geneva Historical Society has posted a new collection called the Geneva Historical Society Postcards Collection to the NY Heritage website. The Collection contains 254 postcards of Geneva, NY and its people, buildings, and other interesting views. Many are in color, ranging from the 1890s to about 1970. The majority appear to be from 1900-1930. …

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