Monthly Archives: November 2010

Turkey Day

A look through the Grosvenor Room’s Local History File reveals Thanksgiving Days of yesteryear when the ability to have a turkey on the table was questionable. World War II was on and the U.S. sent troops into battle, which meant … Continue reading

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Finding Family Secrets

All genealogists will eventually run into a family secret.  It may be a black sheep, a scandal, skeletons, misfits, or information today that we would not consider to be secret-worthy such as adoption or divorce.  The following resources will help … Continue reading

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Family Relationships

If you’re looking into your family tree, maybe you’ve come across a variety of cousins but you’re not sure how you’re related. The Polish Genealogical Society of New York State (PGSNY) does a great job of simplifying how to number your … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

“The war to end all wars” or World War I came to a halt when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of … Continue reading

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Buffalo: Our Heritage and Our Future

Join us this month for two lunchtime lectures presented by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature.  The events are held at the Central Library “Ring Of Knowledge” area (just past Fable’s Café; just outside of … Continue reading

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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month!  Native American resources available in the Grosvenor Room include, but are not limited to: how-to guides; select census records; directories; maps and atlases that show Cattaraugus, Tonawanda, and Tuscarora Reservation residents; and Seneca history … Continue reading

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Forest Lawn Research

The Central Library is hosting a talk on cemetery records this Saturday, November 6th:  Introduction to Genealogy Research at Forest Lawn, 12-12:45 pm, West Room, main floor near Fables Cafe. Searching for an ancestor that was buried in this beautiful … Continue reading

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National Adoption Month

November is set aside to promote the awareness of adoption throughout the country. In genealogical research, adoption can put up some roadblocks because of legal obligations to privacy of all parties. Adoption laws vary from state to state. Laws at … Continue reading

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