Coming Home to Your Roots – Video

On October 3rd there was an all day genealogy seminar at the Rochester Public Library to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the City of Rochester. The seminar was named Coming Home to Your Roots and was jointly presented by the Rochester Public Library and the Rochester Genealogical Society. The Library now has an overview video …

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Library of Michigan petition drive

The State of Michigan has been hit really hard by the bad economy. In order to save money, the Governor has proposed closing down the Department of History, Arts and Libraries. That means that the Library of Michigan would be closed and the collection spread out to other places. Now, in reaction to the possible …

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A tour of Rush Rhees Library

     I was among about 25 people from the Rochester genealogical Society to get a tour of the Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester last Thursday night. Our hosts were Alan Unsworth and Karl Kabelac. Alan, I think, is a reference librarian in the library. Mr. Kabelac has actually been retired from the …

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