25th Anniversary of the Web

On March 12, 1989 Tim Berners-Lee who was then working at CERN in Europe wrote a proposal to use linking on the internet using hypertext. That was the official start of what would become the billions of web pages on the internet. The web anniversary got me thinking of what genealogy website had been around …

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Early Rochester Family Records; #4

I added the fourth page of records from the old newspaper column “Early Rochester Family Records” that were published between 1910 and 1912. The records are on Page 44 of Biographies. Highlights of families on this page are: Latta family of Charlotte, including a long autobiographical sketch by George C, Latta Children & grand-children of …

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Happy Genealogy Day

Today¬† (March 8th) is Genealogy Day. If you didn’t know it was, neither did I until about an hour ago. Genealogy Day is part of “Celebrate Your Name Week” which was created by Jerry Hill in 1997. A quick search has found that some libraries and genealogy societies around the US are celebrating with special …

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Early Rochester Family Records; #3

I added the third page of records from the old newspaper column “Early Rochester Family Records” that were published between 1910 and 1912. The records are on Page 43 of Biographies. Highlights of families on this page are: Archibald Crandall family Bible records Rev. Francis Cuming family Letters from Sunderland P. Gardner describing his family …

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Early Rochester Family Records; #2

I added the second page of records from the old newspaper column “Early Rochester Family Records” that were published between 1910 and 1912. The records are on Page 42 of Biographies. Highlights of families on this page are: Rev. Solomon Allen William Alling (publisher) Judges Timothy, Timothy Jr and Daniel D. Barnard Ira & James …

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Early Rochester Family Records

I have uploaded the first of a set of web pages of genealogies for some early Rochester area families. I named it page 41 of biographies but it really is family genealogies. The records came from a newspaper column called “Early Rochester Family Records” but it included early families from all over the region. The …

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RootsTech Conference

A new major genealogy conference will showcase both genealogy and technology. RootsTech will be held 10 – 12 Feb. 2001 in Salt Lake City at the Salt Palace Convention Center. This conference is sponsored by FamilySearch, Brigham Young University, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Ancestry.com, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the National Genealogical …

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Fulton History revisited

Most people who have done genealogy research in this part of New York State eventually end up at the Fulton History website. Tom Tryniski started by putting old newspapers online from his area. Now he has over 11 million pages that cover the area from Buffalo to Watertown to Poughkeepsie. As Tom keeps adding newspapers …

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Find My Family – ABC

Last Monday on ABC was a preview of a new TV series called “Find My Family.” It is about adoptees being reunited with their birth families. It runs similar to those segments that show up on daytime talk shows. In the preview segment, the natural parents having been looking for 9 years for the daughter …

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