Tag Archives: Local History

Retro Buffalo Bills

These Buffalo Bills caricatures were found in the Sports in Buffalo scrapbook at the Central Library’s Grosvenor Room.   The Courier Express featured the drawings during the 1965 season, a year that the Bills won the AFL Championship, upsetting the favorite, … 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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New Grosvenor Room Guide

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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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Finding Local Histories

Local history books often contain a wealth of biographical information on pioneer families, professionals, business owners, and prominent citizens.  Find out what local histories exist for the areas where your ancestors lived by using the following resources. Books Gro CS47 … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Tips for Successful Armchair Genealogy

What is Armchair Genealogy? Armchair genealogy is long distance genealogy. Why Armchair Genealogy? The ideal in genealogy research is to visit a research center yourself.  An in-person visit will allow you to see the scope of materials available, and let … 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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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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