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Resources at the Rochester Public Library

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Index to Local Newspapers: 1818-1850, 1851-1897, 1898-1903 (browsable printed indexes and browsable card file
These are indexes to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, the Rochester Times Union and many of the local weekly newspapers in circulation at the time. They are very useful for marriage and death notices.

Vital Records Index.
Births 1881-1929
Deaths 1880-1954
Marriages 1881-1954

Death Notices (1950's & 1960's) (browsable card file) 
Includes clippings of obituaries from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle or Times Union.

Civil War Soldiers (browsable card file) 
Indexes notices about civil war soldiers in local newspapers.

WW II names (browsable card file) 
Reports of wounded, missing, killed and prisoners of war.

Family Records Researched by the Genealogy round Table (browsable file drawers) 
Descriptions and notes on Rochester families (filed by last name).

Early Rochester Family Records (browsable scrapbook) 
Clippings from a column in the Rochester Post Express, July 1910-April 1912.

Biography Scrapbooks (late 1930's and 1940's), Scrapbook of biographies of men (1930's- 1950's), Scrapbook of biographies of women (1940's-1960's) (browsable scrapbooks) 
These scrapbooks are clippings (mostly from Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and Times Union) of articles that include biographical information about Rochesterians. The Womens' scrapbook only includes last names A-McW. The project was discontinued.

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Social Science Librarian

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Rare Books and Special Collections

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Autumn Haag, 

Special Collections Librarian/Archivist for Research and Collections 

University Archives Help

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Melissa Mead (University Archives)
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