Monthly Archives: October 2010

Old Buffalo Images

Nothing brings the past alive quite like photographs from days gone by, and images of old Buffalo are no exception.  Whether you’re researching architecture, a local business, street or neighborhood, locating an early photograph is like finding a treasure.  Books that … Continue reading

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Marriage Information in U.S. Census Records

If you are having trouble finding marriage data about your ancestors, consider using census records to help narrow your search.  You may save valuable time!  Marriage Information in the 1850-1930 Censuses 1850, 1860, 1880, 1890 – A column is checked … Continue reading

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Celebrating 75 Years of the BPO

On October 20th the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate its 75th anniversary! The Grosvenor Room will present a display of library materials from the archives of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library that chronicle the history of the BPO … 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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Buffalo Sabres Big 4-0!

When the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. on Fri. Oct. 8th in Ottawa, the Sabres will begin their 40th season in the NHL!  The Buffalo Sabres were one of two expansion teams allowed to join the League in 1970. The … Continue reading

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Here Come the Judges and their WNY Connections

The first Monday in October is traditionally the opening day of the U.S. Supreme Court. This year will be notable because three women will be part of the bench. Buffalo’s connection to the Court starts at the top with John … Continue reading

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