Talk on 19th Century Fashions

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 from noon to 1:00 the Central Library is sponsoring the free program “19th Century Fashion: Jane, Dandies, Victoria, and Gibson Girls.” The program will be in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Public Library Building located at 115 South Ave., Rochester. Malinda Byrne, historic interpreter from the …

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What Records?

Many other blogs are carrying news of a new agreement between FamilySearch and Ancestry.com that will “make approximately 1 billion global historical records available online” (see: the official announcement). One billion is a lot of records. I read the announcement 3 times but I can’t figure out what records they could be talking about. Plus …

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Kodak News; Sept. 1 – 7

History in the making… On Tuesday, the bankruptcy Judge gave his approval for Kodak to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That means that Kodak will no longer have oversight from the bankruptcy court. Kodak stock was frozen at the end of the day and anyone that still owned stock will not be getting anything as …

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WDYTYA: Trisha Yearwood

Country Music star Trisha Yearwood is going to be investigating her ancestors on tonight’s Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Since coming to fame in 1991, Trisha has won 3 Grammy Awards, 3 CMA Awards and , two Academy of Country Music Awards. Aside from her success in music, Trasha has also ventured into …

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Talk on Veterans

Do you have a Veteran in your family? On Sept. 7th at 10:30 a.m. is the talk; “Researching Your Veteran’s Story.” CDR Victor “Tory” Failmezger, USN, Retired will tell how to research, collect and preserve the service records of veterans of WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and some recent Middle East conflicts. CDR Failmezger …

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National Archives Online Genealogy Fair; Sept. 2 & 3

For the first time ever, the US National Archives will host a Genealogy Fair with live online lectures and chat via the website UStream and also a call-in genealogy help line. The two-day program will showcase tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Lectures are designed for experienced …

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Top Songs of 1963; #17

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “My Boyfriend’s Back” by The Angels. The song was originally recorded as a demo for The Shirelles, but ended up being released as recorded. The group had a few other minor hits but because of a dispute over the name ended …

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