Sunday, October 6, 2013



Personal Qualities:
  • Must be knowledgeable about the documents, papers, and records pertaining to the Pulteney Associates and its principals.
  • Must be familiar with early New York state history.
  • Must be familiar with, and have access to national, state and local libraries, among others.
  • Must be able to communicate concisely (by way of the internet).
  • Must possess the personal traits of curiosity, discretion, precision and thoroughness for research purposes.

Scope of Project:
  • Will focus on one particular family of early settlers in Bath, New York (The Biggar family).
  • Involves researching relevant documents, papers, and records pertaining to the Pulteney Associates and its principals including: Sir William Johnstone (Pulteney) and Charles Williamson, among others.
  • Will note all references to the subject family,
  • Involves providing a report identifying all source documents, papers and records reviewed and the relevant references in detail.
  • Will focus on a fifteen year window from 1790 to 1805

Kindly provide a brief and relevant C.V. as well as your fee structure to the undersigned.               

Michael Biggar              

Thursday, October 3, 2013


RIVER ROMANCE “AUTUMN AT THE LAKE” Sunday, October 6th 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ontario Beach Park --- The Greece Historical Society and the Charlotte Village & Transportation Museum will have exhibits on the Civil War soldiers who served form the Town of Greece (including Charlotte).  Books available for sale will include: children’s books, and “Eight Miles Along the Shore,” also Greece T-shirts will be for sale.  Also book signing by author Marie Poinan for the “History of Northgate Plaza”, “The Yates-Thayer Farm” and new books on Charlotte’s Blast Furnace and the History of the Charlotte Community Association.  Learn more about River Romance at

CLARA BARTON PERFORMED BY ELEANOR STEARNS  Tuesday, October 8th, 7:00 p.m., Greece Town Hall, One Vince Tofany Blvd. --- Eleanor Stearns’ portrayal of Clara Barton will give glimpses of her life, her involvement during the Civil War, and her role in the founding and activities of the American Red Cross. She will also read portions of a Memorial Day address which Miss Barton gave in Dansville, NY in 1879.    Ms. Stearns, a graduate of Drew University, was a school psychology technician with the Geneva City Schools until her retirement. She is active in the Geneva Theater Guild. Reservations are not necessary. Greece Historical Society members, FREE. A $2.00 donation is appreciated from others.

CELEBRATE HOLLOWEEN WITH THIRTEEN GHOSTS OF GREECE   Sunday, October 13th Greece Museum 1:30 p.m. --- Our favorite story teller, Maureen Whalen will be telling stories of the ghosts and spirits of Greece, including Our Mother of Sorrows Church, phantoms, the hound of hell that plagues sailors on Lake Ontario and the Grey Lady of Dewey Avenue. At 2:30 pm, following the storytelling session, will be a scavenger-type clue hunt; participants will track down thirteen clues to identify the ghost who is haunting the museum. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted. There will be no tricks, but there will be treats!

WREATHS AND SWAGS WANTED FOR SILENT AUCTION   Attention crafters!  The Greece Historical Society is soliciting holiday wreaths or swags for a silent auction to be held November 3 through December 15, 2013.  Any materials can be used for the wreaths:  natural, silk, or fabric.  For more information or to schedule a delivery time, contact Vi White at 663-1991 or e-mail Cathy Anderson  The Curatorial Committee thanks you for your help in this museum fund raiser.

THANK YOU  We would like to thank all of you who have contributed to our new roof fund.  So far we have raised  $6,250.00 toward our $10,000.00 goal. Tax deductible donations are still being accepted at Greece Historical Society Roof Fund, P.O Box 16249, Rochester, NY 14616.