Tag Archives: Local History

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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A Buffalo Weather Bibliography

  Annual Meteorological Summary of Buffalo, New York – U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau.  Buffalo QC 984.N6 U62.  Buffalo weather data for the years 1906-1939.  Monthly summaries of data such as temperature, precipitation, and wind is given as … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah!

Buffalo’s first citywide celebration of Hanukkah took place in 1945.  The Jewish Education Bureau and the Jewish Center were two sponsors of the event.  The day’s activities included prayer led by Rabbi Gedaliah Kaprow of the Humboldt Orthodox Center. The … Continue reading

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Local Hauntings

From September 23-November 7, the Library is presenting the Big Read 2010.  This year’s featured author is Edgar Allan Poe, who is best known for his works of horror.  In honor of Mr. Poe, the following are some sources related … Continue reading

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Research Planning Tips for Visiting the Grosvenor Room

Research Guides – Check out our Research Guides before your visit so that you get the most out of your trip.  These guides outline materials available in the Grosvenor Room by subject.  They tell you what materials we have and … Continue reading

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