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Current Newsletter Issue: June 2014

Article excerpts from the June 2014 Italian Genealogical Group Newsletter:

  • Connections and Coincidences

    Sometimes a research trip to an off-site locale becomes more than the information one seeks to discover at archives and depositories Sometimes especially if it is a first-time visit it turns into an adventure of sorts with surprises and coincidences Take my recent jaunt to Lackawanna County in Pennsylvania I went with Mario Toglia fellow Calitrani from the province of Avellino and my paisans the Aviglianesi from the province of Potenza had settled in the same town Dunmore Mario was doing follow-up research on the Calitrani of Dunmore to finalize his next book He s already done two on this community I am considering a similar project on the Aviglianese community Since Mario had been to Lackawanna County before he basically was going to introduce...

  • IGG 2014 Scholarship Winners

    Thanks to the hard work of our Scholarship Committee Marie Scalisi Bill Amadio Linda Carco Anne Chiappisi Joan Harley Angela LaGiglia new member Marcelle Manteria Chris Murano and Marilyn Verna we now are ready to announce this year s winners Special thanks go to our members for their contributions Your generosity enabled us to create three scholarships for the first time Also thanks to Sabina Anselmo for creating a runner up prize honoring her parents Josephine and Vito Battista A second runner up prize honoring Craig Lagnese was also created with donations from Mr Mrs Orest Lagnese and J o Solometo Haslam We also need to acknowledge Marie Scalisi for contributing her grand prize money from the chance drawing Scholarship winners are Hailey Jean Pfeifer...

  • Excellence in Genealogy Scholarship and Service Honored by NGS Awards

    The National Genealogy Society held its Family History Conference in Richmond Virginia to present awards that acknowledge and honor genealogical scholarship and service Each year these awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to NGS programs or have performed outstanding work in the field of genealogy history biography or heraldry The Award of Merit is presented to an individual or non-profit genealogical or historical organization to recognize exceptional contributions to the field of genealogy over a period of five or more years which has significantly aided research or increased interest in genealogy The Award of Merit goes to Don Eckerle of the German Genealogy Group NY John Martino of the Italian Genealogy Group NY and Bob Boeckle of the German...

  • May Meeting - Toni McKeen

    Our guest speaker at the May meeting was Toni McKeen She presented her lecture on Tips and Tricks for Using Ancestry Toni is a long time genealogical researcher and a genealogy teacher Her presentation consisted of a series of Power Point slides from which she was able to review and discuss images and documents that she has found in performing her own personal research Toni began her lecture at the Ancestry Homepage She says her Three Basic Rules are these start your family tree with yourself and work backwards to your ancestors research a family not just a single surname search one specific census year or type of document at a time Toni is a confirmed subscriber to Ancestry and recommends membership for anyone performing...

  • Letters to the Editor- Italian America Magazine

    How could the Italian America Winter feature Beyond the Call omit the Vietnam War and the heroic Navy chaplain Father Vincent Capodanno He was killed in action while continuously exposing himself to overwhelming-withering enemy fire to attend to the wounded and dying Marines Paul R Locarno United States Marine Corps - And also Father Capodanno received a posthumous Medal of Honor and the Navy named a destroyer the USS Capodanno which was blessed by Pope John Paul II It is the only U S naval vessel in history blessed by a pope Fr Capodanno is being considered for sainthood Michael Wick Esq Ohio U S Marines - Italian America Editor's Note Thank you both for your service to our nation We deeply regret this oversight...

  • 2014 Genealogy Presentations

    Tony Lauriano will be lectur ing at var ious locations in the Hudson Valley To insure class size you are required to call to register New City Library New City Rockland County NY Ask for Veronica Reynolds - EX Saturday June PM-Finding Female Maiden Names Montville Township Public Library Horseblock Road Montville New Jersey Att Pam O Gorman - - EX Wednesdays July and PM-Introduction to Genealogy and Navigating Key Genealogy Websites Mario Toglia and Dr Marilyn Verna will present a lecture entitled Preserving An Iconic Italian American Monument It is a story about the history and reuse of Our Lady of Loreto Church in Brooklyn It will be at the Smithtown Historical Society on Saturday June See their website for further information...

  • Pittsburgh Chapter News

    The March program featured Pat Manetti and Marianne Zummuto They visited Italy and shared their experience meeting relatives in the Abruzzo and Campania Regions Kathy Rosella Pr esident announced that the language department of the University of Pittsburgh will sponsor an Italian film festival The Cleveland chapter of POINT is hosting a one day seminar on June The chapter will rent a bus and attend Next month their program will be presented by Cyndi Ulrich demonstrating Italian genealogy websites that can be accessed from home The Pennsylvania Archives are now providing death records on Ancestry Cindy Ulrich assistant librarian of the Pennsylvania Department presented numerous genealogy websites some of which could be accessed from home using the Carneige Library Pennsylvania Department Data Bases Some that...

  • Albo dei Caduti della Grand Guerra

    To honor the sacrifice of those who fought and fell in the first World War the Ministro della Guerra in Rome has digitized their honor roll Albo dei Caduti della Grand Guerra The Honor Roll consists of volumes and appendices and is constantly being updated The website is all in Italian but is easy to manage Just go to http www cadutigrandeguerra it CercaNome aspx and type the person s first and last name in the block Then click on Cerca If that soldier s name has been included in the database the site will provide his date and place of birth rank in service and manner of death Also a small biography for each soldier from the Honor Roll pages is linked to the...

May 2014
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