Additions to Monroe Co. GenWeb in 2017

Added all kinds of things to the GenWeb website this year. I was surprised when I looked at the What’s New page to find that I only added 2 web pages. Those would be the the Newspaper extracts for Jan. 1833 – June 1833 and July 1833 – Dec. 1833 that I just added last week. Everything else added was in PDF format. Top among the additions was 16 Monroe County High School yearbooks that can be found on the Online Books page.

Also on the online books page, I added 13 issues of Life at McCurdys which was a news magazine for employees. Then on the Kodak page I added 13 employee magazines for Kodak Park and 3 for Camera Works.

I finally finished my Genealogical Guide to Monroe County. Then had to go back and edit the chapter on Vital Records when the death index for NY State was obtained by Reclaim the Records. That group has also filed Freedom of Information requests for the marriage and birth indexes. Don’t expect to see those indexes online until at least summer.

Added 13 more theater programs. I thought that there was enough that enough programs that I added a separate index page for theater programs.

Added a menu bar to all web pages. It might not be the best looking menu but it works on any size device; from mobile phone to giant 70 inch TV monitor.

Other highlights:

For 2018 there will be more yearbooks. I also have lots and lots of Kodak things that I would like to scan but probably won’t get to all of it.. More TV guides from the early 1950s and more theater programs. Maybe a multi-media presentation. I never really know for sure what I will end up scanning as I get new things from garage sales, estate sales and book sales. There may be some treasures at those sales which get moved to the top of the scanning stack.