Talk on Civil War

In a secret room of an abandoned house, Dennis P. Bielewicz uncovered documents which led him to research and retell the story of the complete military service of H. Seymour Hall and Benjamin Coffin.  Dennis will present his background story leading up to the publication of his book Heroes in the Attic – the Untold …

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Talk on Women in Civil War

On Tuesday, March 12th there will be the talk “The Role of Women in the Civil War” by Rebecca Budinger During the American Civil War, men were called to the front to fight, forcing women to re-evaluate their roles as wives, mothers, home keepers, and members of society.  This presentation will explore some of the …

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Talk on Civil War Unit, 140th Vol. Infantry; Feb. 14

The Greece Historical Society presents: “Sons of Old Monroe: The 140th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry.” Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 7:00 p.m. – Greece Town Hall, by Brian Bennett. Recruited in 1862 and composed of men from across Monroe County,the 140th Vol. Inf. is at the same time typical and unique among Northern regiments. By war’s end, the …

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WDYTYA? – Friday March 25

After two weeks of repeats we are getting a new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? this week. The celebrity they are profiling is Steve Buscemi who is noted for playing unsavory characters in some sort of trouble. Steve ends up finding out about his great-great-grandfather, Ralph B. Montgomery, a Civil War soldier …

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Tombstone Tuesday (4/7/09)

Many other genealogy blogs are posting tombstone pictures on Tuesday. So here is one from my collection. Above is the tombstone of Col. Patrick O’Rorke in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. He was born in Ireland and came to Rochester at age one. He attended West Point where he was first in his class. During the Civil …

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