Monthly Archives: June 2010


The earthquake that rumbled through Western New York yesterday was just one of several that have occurred in our history.  Curious about these quakes, we checked The Grosvenor Room’s Local History File (LHF) and learned that the earliest recorded quake … Continue reading

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City Directory Blues – Some Alternate Sources for Locating Your Ancestors

Finding where your ancestors lived is essential to genealogy research.  Knowing their place of residence will help find records pertaining to them.  City directories are a main resource used to locate ancestors, but what if directories do not exist for the time … Continue reading

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A little Lafayette Square history

Tonight is the first “Thursday at the Square” concert of the season, and Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo will be filled with music lovers.  Once known as “Court House Park,” Lafayette Square was renamed in 1879 in honor of the … Continue reading

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Our Namesake: Just Who Is This “Grosvenor”?

Pronounced Grove-ner, our name comes from the Grosvenor Library that existed in Buffalo from 1871 until 1963. For most of those years, the library occupied a building at Franklin & Edward Streets.  Part of the collection was later housed in … Continue reading

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