Monthly Archives: April 2020

Find Your Ancestors in Federal Records

The U.S. National Archives is called the nation’s filing cabinet. It is home to billions of records that if laid side to side would circle the earth more than 57 times. Imagine what information they may hold about your ancestors! … Continue reading

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Local History from Home – Sanborn Maps

Sanborn fire insurance maps are large-scale detailed property maps that include building outlines and  property boundaries. You can use Sanborn maps to locate homes, churches, schools, and businesses, and learn the history of a street or neighborhood.  Along with other … Continue reading

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Census Records Preserve Family History

2020 is a census year and we’ve been hearing a lot about the importance of being counted.  But, what you may not know is that census records preserve family history. Check out the videos below to learn about the census … Continue reading

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Photograph Storage and Preservation at Home

Your photographs are a unique part of your personal and family history, and taking time now to better organize and preserve them will keep them safe for years to come.   To start, gather up all your photographic prints and albums.  … Continue reading

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Get Them Practicing

Do you have a budding musician in your family?  The library has resources to help get them practicing.  Start out by having them listen to the following librarian curated music list with Freegal, a music database subscribed to by the … Continue reading

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Local History from Home – City Directories

Our “Local History from Home” series continues with another resource we use constantly–City directories.  A city directory is an alphabetical list of adult residents along with their home address and often their occupation or employer. These directories are similar in … Continue reading

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Research Your Family’s History from Home: Tips from the Grosvenor Room Staff

Click the link below to learn some tips from the Grosvenor Room staff on researching your family history from home.  We hope it helps bring you closer to your family during this difficult time. We look forward to assisting you … Continue reading

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Local History from Home – Newspapers

Looking for a new project to keep you busy during isolation?  Maybe you’ve always wanted to research the history of your house, learn more about a local family business or a historic event in Buffalo, or dig up information on … Continue reading

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