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The Library Cat Saga

In 1935, a  little black cat named Rosita found a home at the original Grosvenor Library, our predecessor and namesake.  We learned of this story while searching through the newspaper scrapbooks that were meticulously compiled by library staff over the … Continue reading

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New Books in the Grosvenor Room

Bockstruck, Lloyd de Witt. Revolutionary War Pensions: Awarded by State Governments 1775-1874, the General and Federal Governments Prior to 1814, and by Private Acts of Congress to 1905.  GRO Ref E255 .B67 2011 Byrd, William L. North Carolina General Assembly … Continue reading

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New Grosvenor Room Guide

Calling all genealogists and historians! Check out our new guide and learn about the resources available in the Grosvenor Room for researching adopted ancestors and orphanages: Adoption & Orphanage Resources for Genealogists and Historians.  

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Genealogy Class: Get Ready for the 1940 Census

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Saving Genealogy Dollars in the New Year

With the coming of the New Year, many of us are pondering our goals for 2012. [Will it be to achieve career advancement, to kick a habit, or to drop a few pounds…?]  In our current economy, many of us … Continue reading

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Land and Property Resources for Erie County and New York State

  Real Property Database, Erie County, New York – Many local governments across the U.S. provide access to property databases and Erie County is one of them.  Search for property by address or property owner name.  The record may list … Continue reading

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1940 Census Vintage Newsreel

Interested in learning more about how the U.S. Population Census was taken years ago?  Here’s a vintage film typical of early newsreels that gives insight into the process for the 1940 Census.  An interesting first-time addition for 1940 — researchers … Continue reading

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