Henry Alvah Strong and the Eastman Kodak Company

Steve Strong, in research­ing some cor­re­spon­dence, turned up a nice arti­cle with pho­tos about Henry Alvah Strong. Eliz­a­beth Jef­fries, a stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of Rochester, intro­duces her article:

I chose to write about the Strong Mau­soleum because I am a mem­ber of the Strong fam­ily. My grand­mother is Ann Emer­son Strong Gar­rett, the daugh­ter of Pritchard Hop­kins Strong. I knew very lit­tle about her par­ents because they died when she was very young, but through research I have learned a great deal about how they lived. I chose to write about Henry Alvah Strong and Augus­tus Hop­kins Strong as well, because they were large con­trib­u­tors to both Rochester and other communities.

Here is the arti­cle online: https://www.lib.rochester.edu/IN/RBSCP/Epitaph/ATTACHMENTS/27_3.pdf

Thanks, Steve, for find­ing this!

The SFAA Historian’s Genealogy Database

We finally have a work­ing solu­tion to an area I’ve been try­ing to fig­ure out for years: What do we do with new genealog­i­cal infor­ma­tion sub­mit­ted to us? How do we make it avail­able to our members?

Thanks to John Lang­behn, our Newslet­ter Edi­tor, we have an answer. John, over the course of sev­eral years, tran­scribed the entire His­tory of the Strong Fam­ily by Ben­jamin Dwight, into Fam­ily Tree Maker.

Let me show you what we have, and then I’ll give some exam­ples of why that’s use­ful to our membership.

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New Strong Family Updates Books

I work for a com­pany Inbox­Dol­lars that stays com­pletely up-to-date as to var­i­ous online trends. We under­stand that in many ways peo­ple are mov­ing away from real phys­i­cal books, but also mov­ing away from tra­di­tional desk­top Macs and PCs.

The “mobile Web” is tak­ing a larger and larger share of our online inter­ac­tion. I see this every day, of course, by sim­ply look­ing around. Peo­ple are con­stantly and con­sis­tently using their phones and tablets, iPads, etc., for infor­ma­tion and enter­tain­ment. Peo­ple would rather use their phones to send a text mes­sage than use their phone to make a phone call.

Mean­while, we have phys­i­cal books, nicely-bound hard­cover books con­tain­ing the his­tory and geneal­ogy of the Strong Fam­ily in Amer­ica. We have begun to move toward PDF files and Books on CD. How­ever, when is the last time you saw some­one load a CD onto their phone or tablet? To be sure, with our cur­rent offer­ings, we have lit­tle choice.

I am now able to cre­ate true Kin­dle books of our geneal­ogy. I’m now able to start with our Fam­ily Tree Maker data­base and fin­ish with a Kin­dle book avail­able on Amazon.com, Nook book for Barnes & Noble, and so on.

That sounds sim­ple. What’s the big deal?

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