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Current Newsletter Issue: September 2014

Article excerpts from the September 2014 Italian Genealogical Group Newsletter:

  • Lost Italian American History

    A Brief Timeline Some History - The Barbary States were a collection of African Muslim states consisting of the Kingdom of Morocco Algiers Tunis and Tripoli in a loose allegiance with the Ottoman Empire All practiced piracy capturing merchant ships and enslaving or ransoming their crews Over million Europeans were captured and sold as slaves between the th and th centuries Christian nations that wanted to conducted commerce in the Mediterranean had to pay tribute to the Barbary marauders Coastal villages of the Atlantic and Mediterranean were also targets of the pirates especially those living on the coasts of Sicily Naples and Spain Britain and France encouraged the Barbary States policy and paid tribute to them allowing their ships to conduct Mediterranean trade Prior to...

  • IGG Scholarship Winners More winning essays

    Maria Anna Paone Waldorf High School Garden City NY I am very proud of my Italian heritage and the fact that I am one hundred percent Italian My father was born in Rome and my mother is the daughter of US born children whose parents were born in Italy I feel connected to my ancestors through stories told by my family as well as visiting the cities in Italy from where they immigrated My mother found a cassette tape that my grandmother recorded telling the story of her family which my mother later made into a movie by adding photographs to my grandmother's narrative I will focus on some of the stories told to me about my ancestor's experiences of immigration to America and of...

  • Dunmore Revisited

    As I approached Dunmore PA for my second trip to my father s birthplace I was anxious to visit some new sites connected with the Genovese family beginnings in this town This time my wife Kathleen was with me I had been there a few months ago to initiate genealogical research with my friend and author Mario Toglia who also hails from Long Island NY It was my hope that this second visitation would expand my previous knowledge of family events and stories in this coal-mining town I came with a set of facts some known and some still unsubstantiated I had names I had dates I had family stories I also had questions As far as I knew my great-grandparents Michele Arcangelo and Maria...

  • Fall 2014 Genealogy Workshops

    Tony Lauriano will be lectur ing at var ious locations in the Hudson Valley as follows On Tuesday September at PM-Italian Genealogy Case Studies At the Rockland County Genealogical Society New City Library New City NY On Tuesdays October PMBeginning Genealogy Navigating Genealogy Websites Genealogy Case Studies At the Pearl River School District Pearl River Rockland County NY Call Diana L Musich Program Director - - On Wednesdays October at Introduction to Genealogy Navigating Key Genealogy Websites Intermediate Genealogy Difficult Case Studies in Genealogy At the South Orangetown School District Middle School Van Wyck Road Blauvelt Rockland County NY Contact Terry Campanella- - - On Thursdays October at PM Beginning Genealogy Navigating Key Genealogy Websites At the Nanuet School District-Community Education Nanuet NY Contact Pam...

  • Calitrani, AV Immigrants

    During the summer Mario Toglia was a guest speaker at the Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania in Peckville His - minute presentation focused on his research on immigrant communities from Calitrani who settled in the United States He spoke about his journey from writing his family s history to eventually branching out and collecting remembrances and stories from other descendants of these immigrants Here he is pictured discussing the lives of those who settled in Dunmore PA Mr Toglia s lecture was videotaped and has appeared for some time on Comcast Channel in the Scranton area...

  • Index of Topics in Newsletters of the Italian Genealogical Group Volume 20 September 2013 to June 2014

    A Gift to My Father - Jo Solomito Haslam Nov A Hour Genealogy Celebration - Toni McKeen Oct Ask the Laywer Italy s Legal System - G Girardi Esq Feb Avoid Frustration of Wrong Family - Paul Duxbury Apr Becoming Americans Italian Experience in the New World - M Falabella Nov Brooklyn Bakery Named for No One - Jancee Dunn Apr Columbus Day Oct Connections and Coincidences - Michael S Genovese Jun Discovering That I Was Italian - Bob LaNoce May Everyone Has A Story - Dr Marilyn Verna Feb Excellence in Genealogy - NGS Awards Jun Family Search Blog - Sandra Joseph Apr Finding Cemetery Where Great- Grandmother is Buried - A Lauriano May First Impressions - Paula Stuart Warren Oct For All Those...

  • More Documents on the Islands of Ischia and Procida

    My cousin Carol Genzano in Cherry Hill NJ has obtained more documents on the Islands of Ischia and Procida They include mostly church records and some records on Barano d Ischia - Casamicciola - Forio - Comune of Ischia - Lacco Ameno - Serrara-Fontana - Comune of Monte di Procida - Island of Ponza - Island of Venloteni - Island of Procida Island of Ventotene - Island of Procida Civil and Church records - Each document is available for per copy Please contact Carol Genzano Hinchman Avenue Cherry Hill NJ - - - or carol genzano concast net...

  • Computer Corner

    Lower East Side Street Necrology The Lower East Side of Manhattan known in story and song as a teeming bustling magnet for immigrants in the h and th centuries actually has a long and varied history The tenement as in other parts of New York City was the dominant form of housing with hundreds of people occupying the same building in some cases To learn more about that history go to http forgottenny com lower-east-side-necrology Show my Street Much faster than Google Earth Now this might scare you it's unbelievable technology Is there nowhere to hide After opening the link below type in the address you want SLOWLY letter by letter space by space and watch each time where it takes you Try all the...

  • Letters to IGG

    Dear Dr Verna I'm writing to you in response to the article in the June issue of the Italian Genealogical Group newsletter entitled Albo dei Caduti delia Grand sic Guerra Many years ago my mother told me that her mother's brother had died in Italy as a soldier in WW l I would never have known that information about Italy's WW I war dead was on line had I not seen your article I followed your directions in the article and entered the surname Vassallo Then I scrolled down until reached Vassallo Rocco di Raffaele I knew that my great grandfather was named Raffaele and that the family was from Potenza Basilicata The site told me exactly when my great uncle Rocco Vassallo was born...

June 2014
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