Monthly Archives: January 2011

How Accurate Are Census Records?

Censuses are often called the backbone of American genealogy.  They are one of the most essential sources for establishing family relationships within a given household.  While this is true, errors, incompletion, and irregularities do occur in census records. Even though … Continue reading

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Milton Rogovin, 1909-2011

Social documentary photographer, supporter of leftist causes, and Buffalo resident Milton Rogovin died on January 18th.  He was ostracized for his political beliefs and his refusal to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) For fifty years he captured images of what … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2011

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. After a long struggle, the law was signed in 1983. Observance began in 1986. In 1994, Congress designated the holiday as a national day of … Continue reading

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Famous Look-Alikes: Part Two

Here are our famous look-alikes and who the Grosvenor Room staff think they resemble:         Robert Downey Jr. Source: Men of Buffalo. Chicago: Marquis, 1902. http://tinyurl.com/4w77npu. Online @ http://www.archive.org/

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Famous Look-Alikes

Do any of your ancestors look like someone famous?  Check out the portraits below that we found in the Grosvenor Room collection.  Who do you think they look like?  Check back tomorrow to see who Grosvenor Room staff think they … Continue reading

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New Online Resources for the New Year

Civil War Soldiers Data – The New York State Military Museum has put the annual reports of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York pertaining to Civil War soldiers online, organized by regiment.  These reports include basic military service … Continue reading

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2010 in review

We began the Grosvenor Room blog in May, 2010.  Here’s a review of how we did for the first 6 months. The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary … Continue reading

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