Category Archives: Local History

A Quick Start to Researching Your World War I Ancestors

Search the following in Ancestry Library Edition: World War I Draft Registration Cards—May provide birth date and place, nearest relative, dependents, father’s place of birth, physical description, marital status, occupation and employer. The Grosvenor Room also carries draft records for … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, Local History | Tagged , ,

Researching Shipwrecks in the Grosvenor Room

If you’re interested in researching shipwrecks this summer, here are some great resources in the Grosvenor Room. Great Lakes File – Lists books, newspaper articles, and facts dealing with a wide variety of Great Lakes topic.  Look under topic headings: … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, Local History | Tagged

New Materials in the Grosvenor Room

Anderson, Robert Charles.  The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Vol. V, M-P – GRO Ref F7 .G738 1999 v. 5 Anderson, Robert Charles.  The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Vol. VI, R-S – GRO Ref F7 … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, Local History | Tagged , , , , , ,

Buffalo Poetry

April is National Poetry Month. Check out some of these poetic treasures we found in the Buffalo Collection! From top to bottom: PS549.B9 J7 The Poets and Poetry of Buffalo.  Ed. James N. Johnston. Buffalo: Matthews-Northrup, 1904. PS549.N5 P9 Poetry … Continue reading

Posted in Local History | Tagged

A Genealogy Website Jumble

Cousins Connect – http://www.cousinconnect.com/ – Post and search genealogy queries for free. In Search of Your Past: The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project – http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/Countyatlas/  – Search for property owners listed on Canadian county atlases. Mocavo Genealogy Search – http://www.mocavo.com/ – … Continue reading

Posted in Databases, Genealogy, Local History | Tagged ,

Local Women’s History

This gallery contains 8 photos.

March is National Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the unique lives and achievements of women.  Several prominent and notable women have called Western New York home.  Below are just some of the Buffalo women who were well-known for … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged

Upcoming Event: Author Talk

Former Time  magazine correspondent and Newsweek reporter Douglas Waller will talk about his new book, Wild Bill Donovan, at the Central Library’s Ring of Knowledge on Monday, March 7 from 12-1pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing.   Donovan … Continue reading

Posted in Local History | Tagged ,