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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Buffalo is
sponsoring a workshop Sunday, November 14th at 1:00pm
at the Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Road
Family History Videos is a presentation by Lori and
Rich Newberg, senior journalist at WIVB-TV. This
service, which is available right here in Buffalo, is
a wonderful opportunity for people to have their life
story preserved for posterity.
For further information, please call Jane Fischman at
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I just called the DAR office in Albion and apparently the office is only
open in the summer.
I got the name of a lady that you may call for information and also her
address. Apparently she answer letters.
Be worth a try.
13153 Roosevelt Hwy,
Phone # is:
Hope this helps you.
I have been trying to contact the DAR Office at Albion for the past couple of
weeks. I obtained a phone number for the DAR Office from the Orleans County
Genweb website: # (585) 589-9118. When I call that number, nobody answers the
phone and there is no voice mail or answering machine to leave a message.
I would like to examine some of the DAR periodicals and artifacts reportedly
kept at their Albion office. I am trying to discover when the DAR office is
open for visitation. Is there another method to contact the DAR Office at
Albion, or their officers?
Paul E. Newell
Ellicott City, MD
I am surprised no one has responded yet to your message. You will find
directories at the Medina library. When I was there a year ago June, I looked at
Orleans directories from 1869, 1879-1880, 1887-1888, 1894, 1803, and 1918.
Some are business directories only but they include farmers.
Buy the map that shows the area within 50 miles of Rochester. It has
detailed maps which show locations of courthouses, libraries, etc. Try a bookstore
for the map.
In a message dated 16/10/04 13:01:37, NYORLEAN-D-request(a)rootsweb.com writes:
> I'm planning a visit to Orleans County for genealogical research. I will be
> staying near Albion.
> I would like to know where I can access the various Orleans County
> directories (1880/1881, 1887/1888, 1903, 1910/1911). The Swan library does
> not currently
> list them as a resource.
> Paul E. Newell
> Ellicott City, MD
There is a library in Albion a block or so from the
Court House. That library has a collection of old
atlases and county histories that were very helpful
to me. My people left about 1840. The librarian
told me she had nothing on genealogy, but the atlases
were extremely helpful to me. I located exactly
where my relatives owned property. My ancestors were
original land owners in the county. Even some of the
roads have their names.
The library in the Town of Shelby was not useful
to my research at all. I found a little background
material on the Erie canal, but I did that work in
The old probate records are on microfilm at the
Court House in Albion. The clerks were very helpful in finding
the films I needed and made copies of them for me.
I came home with over 50 pages of court records for
a case that extented over many years in the 1850s.
I got original land office documents in Albion as
well and the people in that office were very helpful
and gave me a card to order documents from them later.
Other facilities that have really nice genealogical
materials are The Flower Library in Watertown, NY
and The Fonda Archives in Fonda, NY. They both have
resources that go way beyond their immediate counties.
If you get a county historian that is interested in
genealogy, they can be an excellent resource. I think
it varies a great deal on the historian and their interests.
Visiting the area made me realize why my relatives
settled in the lower tier counties of Michigan. The land
especially in Hillsdale County, MI is very much like Orleans
Good luck with your research and have a great trip.
This time of year is a lovely time to visit.
I'm planning a visit to Orleans County for genealogical research. I will be
staying near Albion.
I would like to know where I can access the various Orleans County
directories (1880/1881, 1887/1888, 1903, 1910/1911). The Swan library does not currently
list them as a resource.
Paul E. Newell
Ellicott City, MD
Can't open your info. Is it important?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 3:00 PM
Subject: NYORLEAN-D Digest V04 #63
Jewish Genealogical Society of Buffalo
DNA and Jewish Genealogical Research
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Buffalo is sponsoring a lecture Sunday, October 17th at 1:00pm at the Jewish Community Center, Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road in Getzville.
�DNA and Jewish Genealogical Research� will be presented by Dr. Hadar Isseroff , professor of biology at Buffalo State College. Dr. Isseroff will speak about the new and
exciting topic of Y-Chromosome DNA Analysis and its application to
Jewish Genealogy. The program will not conflict with any other programs
scheduled for the annual Jewish Book Fair, starting on that day. The
program is open to all.
For further information, please call Jane Fischman at 873-6356.
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Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 9:00 AM
Subject: [WILLIAMS] All Genealogist and Researchers- Save Our Access to
This was in Today's Ancestry Daily News which I felt was of importance to everyone doing research. I would urge everyone to contact their Congressman immediately to stop this bill from restricting our access to these vital documents. Feel free to pass this along to anyone else interested in this.
Immediate Action Requested
Legislation in Congress Seeks to Restrict Access to Birth Records;
FGS Recommends Writing to Your Congressional Representatives
The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill, House Resolution 10 (H.R. 10), which seeks to restrict access to birth certificates. This bill, which purpose is to respond to the threat of terrorism, is on a fast track to passage and has been voted on by several committees already. Your help is needed now.
David Rencher, Chairman of the Record Access and Preservation Committee, a joint committee of the National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies, has sent a letter to the bill's sponsor, Congressman Dennis Hastert, recommending an amendment to the bill as follows:
"However, nothing in this Chapter 2 shall be construed to require a State to change its law with respect to public access to (A) non-certified copies of birth certificates, or to (B) birth certificates or birth records once a period of 100 years has elapsed from the date of creation of the certificate or record."
A copy of the letter is available on the FGS site at www.fgs.org/rpa/formalactions.htm.
To view this bill, go to http://thomas.loc.gov.
Enter HR 10 in the search box for "Bill Number."
Action Is Needed Now
Because this bill is moving toward passage so quickly, it is urged that the genealogical community take action immediately and let their representatives know that they are in support of David Rencher's amendment and the FGS position in this important matter. To find your state representative's contact information, go to www.house.gov/writerep/.
How Should I Word My Letter?
While you should word the letter in any way that is comfortable for you, it is recommended that you include the following as a portion of the letter:
"While I support the intention to increase security to protect the U.S. from terrorists and those who wish to improperly take U.S. identities, I am concerned that those researching their family's history continue to have access to non-certified birth records.
Therefore, in order to support HR-10 I ask that you amend HR-10 Section 3063(d)(2) by adding the following wording to the existing paragraph:
'However, nothing in this Chapter 2 shall be construed to require a State to change its law with respect to public access to (A) non-certified copies of birth certificates or to (B) birth certificates or birth records once a period of 100 years has elapsed from the date of creation of the certificate or record.'
I believe that this additional language is imperative so that the states do not react by restricting all certificates to comply with the law, rather than dealing with certified as opposed to non-certified birth certificates. This proposed amendatory language would remind them that they can and should be treated differently."
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