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Current Newsletter Issue: March 2016

Article excerpts from the March 2016 Italian Genealogical Group Newsletter:

  • The Second World Cholera Pandemic (1826-1849) in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies with Special Reference to the Towns of San Prisco and Forio d'Ischia

    Pascal James Imperato Gavin H Imperato Austin C Imperato Dr Pascal Imperato and his sons have published an original paper on the Second World Cholera Epidemic the first to reach Italy in the Journal of Community Health Dr Pascal a long-time family history researcher has written an account of this epidemic as it struck the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies his maternal ancestors home of origin This world cholera pandemic was significant because of its extent and the numbers of people who fell ill or died It demonstrated the level of ignorance in both Europe and North America concerning the cause modes of transmission and treatment of cholera It is estimated that there were cases of cholera in the city of Naples by July Some...

  • What's Up Doc? A Prescription for Careful Analysis and Diagnosis of Genealogical Documents and Related Materials

    For the February meeting our guest speaker Joanne R Heffernan presented What s Up Doc A Prescription for Careful Analysis and Diagnosis of Genealogical Documents and Related Materials also Useful Websites Joanne s presentation is a two-part series Her presentation is from a series of family documents that she has copied into slides Joanne was able to trace her family as far back as Here are some of the documents Joanne discussed Birth Records Return of A Birth - Richard Curtis Joanne s gg-uncle s son born in NY on May The document reports that her gg-aunt had other children Birth Return - indicating a Mamay Female born in Jersey City NJ The parents are Ella and Daniel Mamay She was born on December Certificate...

  • IGG Contact Form Subject: English-Italian Dictionary Link

    Dear Sir or Madam I launched an online dictionary with a partner called http hablaa com a year ago after about one year of hard work Our goal is to help prevent endangered languages from extinction We make it easy for anyone to browse translate into these languages and rely on user contribution We now have more than different dictionary combinations and our website is localized into different languages for better access Users can search the online dictionaries and add new words and translations I am sure that Hablaa com is a great resource for your visitors and it would be great if you would link to us Here by are our details in case you decide to link to us http hablaa com italian-english...

  • Long Island Genealogy Event

    SAT APR AT AM BETHPAGE NY Come learn about family history research and meet local genealogy societies Limited seating-Advanced Registration Required Go to EventBrite ticketing site to register Member groups include African Atlantic Genealogical Society Connetquot Public Library Genealogy Workshop of the Huntington Historical Society German Genealogy Group Irish Family History Forum Italian Genealogical Group Jewish Genealogy Society of L I Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group Plainview Family History Center Sessions Include Getting Started in Genealogy Research Presenter Chuck Weinstein - am Genealogical Services of the Huntington Historical Society Research Library Archives Presenter Art Sniffin - am Finding Your Irish Ancestral Place of Origin Building a Bridge Back From Here Presenter Terry Koch-Bostic - pm The Genealogical Importance of Jewish Burial Records Cemetery Information Presenter...

  • An Old Cathedral and a Daily Aperitivo Two Good Reason

    On any given weekend NoLIta s tastefully curated boutiques are brimming with avid shoppers Over on the Bowery the New Museum draws contemporary art lovers Seekers of spiritual atonement or the merely curious slip into the Basilica of St Patrick s Old Cathedral a historic sanctuary on the corner of Mott and Prince Streets Cradled amid fashionable cafes old walk-up apartment buildings and new multimillion-dollar dwellings the soaring softly lit cathedral was completed in Its stone edifice however dates to rebuilt after a fire engulfed the original frescoed structure in Another extensive restoration is currently taking place with work being done to the bell tower stained-glass windows catacombs and brick-walled graveyard Despite the detritus of construction pilgrims from all walks of life and their dogs...

  • Online Newspaper Collection

    Following is a copy of letter that Joanne Heffernan received from Diana Bowers of the Brooklyn Public Library in response to Joanne s search for old newspapers in an online chat Hello Thank you for contacting the Brooklyn Collection I am following up on your chat session below From what I can tell your initial question about directories was answered by the librarian providing the link to our Digital Collections page but let me know if you still have questions about that It also seems that you discovered our online archive of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle but just in case here is the link http bklyn newspapers com The Daily Star is not available at our collection but is available at the Queensborough Public Library's...

  • Press Release from Ancestry.com

    Since our Family Tree Maker announcement last December we have continued to actively explore ways to develop and support Family Tree Maker and ensure you have choices to preserve your work in ways that matter to you Today I am pleased to announce two options for desktop software that will work with Ancestry Software MacKiev Software MacKiev with whom we have a long standing relationship is acquiring the Family Tree Maker software line as publisher for both Mac and Windows versions Software MacKiev has been the developer of Family Tree Maker for Mac for more than six years and is thrilled at the opportunity to publish future versions of Family Tree Maker for Mac and Windows This new agreement means you will receive software updates...

  • A Genealogy Gem

    Have you ever noticed how nice we genealogists are Perhaps because we love doing what we do so much we always seem ready to help and encourage each other as well as give advice to beginners We share the excitement when a fellow researcher finds a new document When not spending time researching our own families we volunteer our time on genealogy projects and to the genealogy clubs to which we belong There are many sites manned by genealogists who are constantly uploading information and photos from their towns and states for fellow researchers Above this crowded group of dedicated volunteers one man stood out above the rest of us He has devoted zillions of hours giving his time to amazing projects John Martino was...

  • Sad IGG News

    I am so sad to inform you that Barbara Florio Vice President of Programming passed away on Thursday February Barbara was a very special person a valuable hard-working IGG executive board member and a friend to all You could always count on Barbara to light up the room with her big smile and kind heart Like John Martino Barbara is irreplaceable...

  • The 'Secret' Details in the 1940 Census You May Be Missing

    The census of the United States is a particularly exciting one for genealogists for a number of reasons the most obvious being that is was only indexed and released for public consumption a few years ago The new records gave many of us a special chance to add vital new details to the our ancestors stories But there is a critical element of this massive family history resource that often gets overlooked Built into the th census of the USA was a brand new initiative the collection of a statistical sample of information for the purpose of extrapolating demographic data for the entire US This means that of individuals listed in the census or approximately on every page were asked additional questions about their lives...

  • 2016 Spring Genealogy Presentations

    Tony Lauriano will be lecturing at various locations in the Hudson Valley New Jersey and Connecticut To insure class size you are required to call to register Sloatsburg Free Library Liberty Rock Road Sloatsburg NY Call - - On Tuesdays March and April thIntroduction to Genealogy Difficult Case Studies and Obtaining Foreign Genealogy Records in America Nanuet Public Schools Community Education Nanuet NY Ask for Pam Rose - - On Thursdays March and and April and at PM-Beginning Genealogy Lecture through Finding Foreign Genealogy Records in America Montville Public Library Horseneck Road Montville NJ Contact Pam O Gormon- - At PM Monday March Obtaining Foreign Genealogy Records in America South Orangetown School District Tappan Zee High School Blauvelt NY Contact Terry Campanella Time TBD On...

  • Something to make your day.....

    Would you believe these are copies of actual correspondence received by the Family History Department Our nd great grandfather was found dead crossing the plains in the library He was married times in the endowment house and has children For running down the Wheelers I will send more He and his daughter are listed as not being born I would like to find out if I have any living relatives or dead relatives or ancestors in my family Will you send me a list of all the Dripps in your library My grandfather died at the age of We are sending you children in a separate envelope Documentation Family Bible in possession of Aunt Merle until the tornado hit Topeka Kansas now only the Good...

  • Bits and Pieces

    MOUSE POINTER - Have you ever lost sight of your mouse and couldn't find it on your screen If you have Windows go to Control Panel double click on Mouse then Pointer Options Check the box Show location of pointer when I press Ctrl key Click Okay and you shouldn't 'lose' your pointer again NYG B - Are you a member of Findmypast or the NYG B You will now be gaining access to many additional records at no additional cost Findmypast is now the home of the New York Genealogical Biographical Society's eLibrary offering millions of records from New York and across the United States The most important is the entire run of the NYG B Record The Record has been in publication since...

February 2016
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