Find A Grave on FamilySearch

An announcement from FamilySearch yesterday mentioned that they now have records from Find A Grave, I did a search on the direct link to the database on FamilySearch and was surprised that I couldn’t find records that I had put on Find A Grave. I then went over to the Find A Grave website to …

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Family Story of a Broadway Performer

Back in the 1960s my grandmother told me that her brother’s wife, Stella, had been on Broadway. Not only that, but that she also knew Jeanette MacDonald and Sydney Greenstreet. I thought that grandma was confused or just plain wrong. Many years later when I entered Stella into my genealogy program, I entered a note …

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Fairport, NY newspapers

The Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) has a new website called Historical Newspapers of the Rochester, New York Region that has as the first part of the project, online newspapers for Fairport, NY. Included are these newspapers: Fairport Herald (February 1873-March-1889, April 1890-December 1895, 1896-April 1925) Fairport Herald-Mail (May-December 1925) Fairport-Perinton Herald-Mail (1980-1992) Monroe County …

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New NEHGS website

A couple of weeks ago the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) announced a new website, American Ancestors (americanancestors.org). This follows the re-branding of the NEHGS quarterly member magazine earlier this year to be called American Ancestors. The new website joins the other NEHGS websites of newenglandancestors.org and newyorkancestors.org. The announcement from NEHGS said that …

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mcnygenealogy.com ranking

I have run GenWeb of Monroe County since 1996. I consider it a service and have never been much concerned if it is popular or not. Over the last couple of weeks Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings has been posting some rankings on the major genealogy sites. He has been using the statistics from Quantcast who …

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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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New York Ancestors

I thought I had found a new New York State website; but I was wrong. Many other blogs are covering a press release from the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) that included along with the next issue of the Register was going to be a supplement called American Ancestors Journal. The press release also …

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