Adoption Files Available in Syracuse

In 2011 New Life Adoption Agency in Syracuse, NY closed. They had records of adoptions for over 1,000 children over the last 20 years. Lawyers for the former organization have tried in vain to find another adoption organization to take the old records. NY State and agencies within the state don’t want the records either. …

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Genealogy Roadshow

Are you missing “Who Do You Think You Are?” There is another genealogy TV showing coming soon. “Genealogy Roadshow” starts on most PBS channels on September 23. Each episode will combine history and science to uncover the fascinating stories of diverse Americans. Beth Hoppe from PBS says that “with a diverse mix of stories in …

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Mayflower Day – Sept. 16

Today is Mayflower Day. It celebrates the day that the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England, bound for the New World with 102 passengers. The ship was originally headed for Virginia  but stormy weather and navigational errors forced the Mayflower well off course. On November 21 the “Pilgrims” reached Massachusetts, where they founded the first permanent …

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Top Songs of 1963; #18

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “Blue Velvet” by Bobby Vinton. The song was written n 1950 by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris. Originally recorded in 1951 by Tony Bennett. Bobby Vinton’s version hit the top of the Cash Box and Billboard Hot 100 charts for the …

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New TV Shows of Fall 1963 – NBC

NBC had 11 new shows starting the the fall of 1963. None could be considered to be a big hit. The links in the titles are to Wikipedia to where you can find more information on each show. These were the new shows that aired (All times Eastern Time Zone): The Bill Dana Show; Sunday …

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