U. of R., Rush Rhees Library annex

While doing a recent research project I ended up at the Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester. I tried to find the book in the stacks but it wasn’t there. I went for assistance to the reference librarian. She figured out that the book wasn’t in the library but was in their new …

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Orphans, Adoptions and Indentures, part 1

I have been working on extracting Rochester, NY area adoption records from the 19th century since last August. In the process, I have learned a lot about adoptions in New York State and how orphans were treated. Plus, I have found that there were more organizations out placing orphans in the Rochester area than thought. …

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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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