Missing Burial Records; part 3

I’ve been seeing if the records of the Rochester sexton from the early 1800s still exist.  I made a couple of phone calls to the Rochester City Archives. Finally got to talk to the director of the Archives. She said that the only early records that they have are the “Proceedings of the Trustees of …

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Missing Burial Records; part 2

I was at the Rochester Public Library yesterday to look at a few things and I asked the librarian if they had the old Sexton records of burials in Rochester’s earliest cemeteries. First thing he did was check the manuscript collection on his computer. It appears that the index to the manuscript collection is not …

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Missing Burial Records

I recently created a web page of marriages and deaths extracted from newspapers from the first half of 1830 (see that web page). In an article on page 15 of the 22 Feb. 1830 issue of the Rochester Observer is an article titled “Health of Rochester.” It notes that the Recorder of Burials (AKA Sexton) …

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New Rochester Photo Book

Christmas is coming. An idea for a gift is a new book of photos named, “I Love  Rochester, NY.” The book by Rulon E. Simmons has photos of local landmarks, skylines, and neighborhoods. It also has photos of the 1991 ice storm, buildings coming down at Kodak, panoramas of downtown 4th of July fireworks displays …

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Rochester TV Guide – 3-9 Nov 1951

Just because you are reading this blog, you get the first look at a full 24 page Rochester TV Guide from Nov. 1951. Click on the title to have it open as a PDF file. It is an 18mb file so it may take a while to load, depending on your connection speed. There is …

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Rochester Subway Blog

I just discovered a blog about the Rochester Subway and also the related topic of transportation in downtown Rochester. It looks as if it been around since January 2009. I spent a good portion of yesterday reading all the old posts. I was also impressed with the pictures on the site. Most were old pictures …

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Rochester Made Autos

Over on my other website, for the last week or so I have been adding pictures and information on auto manufacturers that didn’t exist for very long in Rochester . In the early days of the auto industry there were many companies manufacturing autos. High prices of autos that were manufactured by hand is what …

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