Category Archives: Genealogy

Wizard of Oz Genealogy

From now through April 2014, the Rare Book Room is displaying their collection of Wizard of Oz books as part of  “The Wonderful Wizardry of Baum” exhibit.  Wizard of Oz memorabilia, quotes and imagery can be found throughout the Central Library. … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Scrapbook

Selections from a scrapbook compiled in Buffalo by Thelma Hildebrand for her husband, Private Nelson Fischer, 1941-1942. The book documents Nelson’s travels as a soldier, and includes napkins, matchbooks, telegrams, greeting cards, and even bars of soap.

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Donate your old yearbooks to the Library!

Looking for a home for your unwanted yearbooks?  Consider donating them to the Library!  Once beloved mementos for young students, old high school and college yearbooks are now treasured by genealogists, local historians, and even school reunion planners. The Grosvenor … Continue reading

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Women of Library History: Grosvenor Room Leading Ladies of Yesterday

The original Grosvenor Library (1871-1974, Franklin and Edward Streets)  established a magnificent reference collection that remains the core of our current genealogy, local history, music, and rare book collections.  For Women’s History Month, we honor and remember two librarians who … Continue reading

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Clipping the History of Buffalo

“Serious students researching a local subject may find that the library is way ahead of them” touted a Buffalo Evening News article from 1967. Indeed, the  Scrapbook Collection in the Grosvenor Room has helped many by providing a significant slice … Continue reading

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Where can I find…?

Family researchers often find themselves seeking a specific piece of information about an ancestor, such as birth date.  We might think that the only place to find this is the actual birth record of that person.  However, these alternate sources usually … Continue reading

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Mt. Calvary Cemetery Records Now Available Online!

Recently the Mount Calvary Cemetery Group provided the Grosvenor Room with listings of burials from some of their cemeteries.  For quick access, these files are now available on the Grosvenor Room web page! Click here or use the links below: … Continue reading

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Census 101 Class

Are you interested in learning about the U.S. Federal Census for genealogy research?  Yes?  Then sign-up for our class being held this Thursday, October 18.  Here are the details: Census Records 101 Skill Level: Advanced Requirements: Mouse, typing, and Internet … Continue reading

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National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15, 2012

During this time, we celebrate the rich history and culture of Americans whose ancestors came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Interested in discovering your Hispanic family history?  See our Latin American and Caribbean Genealogy guide … Continue reading

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New Grosvenor Room Guide

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