Monthly Archives: December 2010

Thinking About Your Ancestors Could Make You Smarter

At least that’s what the Los Angeles Times is reporting via the Hartford Courant. See the story here. If you want to do more than think about your ancestors, visit the Grosvenor Room to get started on your genealogy! Take … Continue reading

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Happy Kwanzaa!

Did you know that Buffalo has one of the largest celebrations of Kwanzaa in the United States?   Its celebration here is so prominent that Maulana Karenga, the holiday’s creator, has visited Buffalo during its celebration for most years since 1967.  … Continue reading

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It’s AM&Azing!

If you’ve lived in Buffalo, you probably remember the AM&A’s Christmas windows on Main St. in downtown. The day after Thanksgiving families would pile into their cars or public transportation to view the mechanical wonders. Not to be outdone, nearby … Continue reading

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A Buffalo Weather Bibliography

  Annual Meteorological Summary of Buffalo, New York – U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau.  Buffalo QC 984.N6 U62.  Buffalo weather data for the years 1906-1939.  Monthly summaries of data such as temperature, precipitation, and wind is given as … Continue reading

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Genealogy: Back to Basics

Want to trace your family tree but don’t know where to start?  Discovering the resources available and how you can use them can be tricky, so we’ve put together a quick guide for those just Getting Started with Genealogy.  Once … Continue reading

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Do You Think You Know Census Records?

If you answered yes, answer another question: Have you read census enumerator instructions?  If the answer is no, then you may not know as much as you think about the census. What is a census enumerator?  Enumerators are the individuals … Continue reading

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Snowy Buffalo Days Gone By

Check out this photo of a snow plow trying to make its way down a Buffalo street following a blizzard! This clipping is in the “Weather” scrapbook, one of many in the Grosvenor Room’s scrapbook collection.

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