The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is glad to announce that they have expanded their genealogy resources. Familysearch, a genealogical company based in Salt Lake City, UT, has named the Library the newest Familysearch affiliate library. This means that library patrons will have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through Familysearch. It is extending access to the Familysearch collections by circulating microfilms of the historic records through selected public libraries. It is a priceless resource for local residents interested in discovering their family tree. Less than 5 per cent of the world’s genealogy records are available online, and people have to travel to the archives nationally or worldwide to find the records they are seeking. With this access via microfilm, the farthest that they need travel is to the Rundel Building of the Central Library.

Published in: on May 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Hi, I have been searching for information on my family who lived in Rochester, Monroe County but have had no luck. John Kraft was born in Rochester 8 Jul 1843 to John and Mary Catherine Kraft. His parents died when he was “young” and he went to Illinois. I am at a dead end on his parents. His parents were both born in Germany according to information from various census records, but I cannot find him with his parents on any census. Any help you could offer would be appreciated.John Kraft, the son of John Kraft did indicate on his marriage record app in Illinois that his mother was Mary Catharine Gressar who was born in Germany.

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