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Current Newsletter Issue: September 2017

Article excerpts from the September 2017 Italian Genealogical Group Newsletter:

  • IGG 2017 Speaker Program

    September is here and I m looking forward to cooler temperatures and our first meeting of the season At this month s meeting I will present Creating Heirloom Quality Christmas Gifts demonstrating customized books and pictures and frameable family trees I am excited to share my creations for my parents with you I ve created some beautiful picture books and framed collages family history and family tree books small family booklets and dvds and I ve also researched some new ideas to share with you In October Janeen Bjork will share the story of her roots in the pre-Roman town of Arpino whose most famous resident was Cicero In November I am proud to present Carlo Magaletti producer of The Barese Icemen of New York...

  • IGG Cemetery Crawl

    The IGG invites you to your first Cemetery Crawl This event will be led by Jo Ann Schmidt a genealogy and cemetery enthusiast We will meet on Sunday October at AM at the gates of Cypress Hills Cemetery Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn NY We will stroll the grounds of this very special cemetery together We will discuss monuments symbolism and the residents of the first non-sectarian cemetery in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens This event is open to all IGG members Please make your cemetery reservations by emailing Jo Ann at Familystalker gmail com...

  • Honor Flight Veterans

    Honor Flight Network recognizes American veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington D C to see THEIR memorial at no cost Top priority is given to World War II and terminally ill veterans from all wars Honor Flight Network has expanded to include Korean War and Vietnam War veterans In order for Honor Flight Network to achieve this goal guardians fly with the veterans on every flight providing assistance and helping veterans to have a safe memorable and rewarding experience If you are a Veteran and would like to experience an Honor Flight at no cost to you please use the information below to apply And remember every veteran flies free For more information call us at - - or via...

  • Italian Genealogical Group 2017 Scholarships

    FAMILY STORY I am the first born child of Maria Puccio Arianas and Peter Arianas My mom is Italian and my dad is Greek Both my parents were born in the US however all four of my grandparents were emigrated from Italy and Greece My mother s parents were immigrants from Sicily My mom's mom my maternal grandmother Nonna is Giorgia Gervasi and my mom s dad my maternal grandfather Nonno is Salvatore Puccio My Nonno Salvatore Puccio was born on October in Caccamo Palermo Sicily He was the youngest of three children born to Salvatore Puccio and Mari Cali my paternal great grandparents bisnonnt My Nonna Giorgia Gervasi was born on August in Caccamo Sicily Italy She was the eighth of nine children bom...

  • IGG Surname Database and Transcribing NYC Marriage License Applications

    At the June meeting our own Membership Chairman Mike Genovese presented a PowerPoint show from the IGG website and introduced us to the Surname Database The surname database is maintained by Mike It provides a location where the members can register their Italian family surnames their comune township province and region of origin The hope is that the submitter will be able to find a connection to another member or members with the same surname comune province or region If there is a match Mike showed us how to follow-up with an IGG email request Mike explained that this is how he met his cousin Dr Marilyn Verna Members Area Using the IGG homepage Mike showed us how to login the Members Area Simply click...

  • Why FamilySearch Is Ending Microfilm Rental & How to Get Genealogy Records Now

    For years the FamilySearch Family History Library FHL has made its enormous stash of microfilmed genealogy records available to researchers through an inexpensive rental service through local FamilySearch Centers That s about to change FamilySearch has announced that this service will end Aug Reasons include declining demand for film dramatic increases in the costs of reproducing films and the difficulty of supporting aging microfilm technology It s easy to be dismayed by the news even when you acknowledge it was bound to happen Many of us have solved family history mysteries with these microfilmed records Fortunately most FamilySearch microfilm is already been digitized and posted on the free FamilySearch website or another genealogy site That s more than million rolls including the most popular ones...

  • ROOTS IN THE BOOT

    The Heinz History Center sponsored an Italian Genealogy Workshop on June The morning session featured lectures by Rich Venezia and Marilyn Holtz Plans have been finalized to have Rabbi Barbara Aiello provide a week end presentation in Pittsburgh October - Her two topics will be I am Italian Could I be Jewish and Italian Jews and World War II The Amazing Story of how Southern Italians saved Jews Carlino Giampolo described a genealogy project he has developed consisting of coverage of the Italian Community in the Panther Hollow section of Pittsburgh Using the census and other records he was able to list the Italians that settled in this area The population consisted of people from the Abruzzi area of Italy His road block came on...

  • New NYC Death Indexes, Available, 1949 - 1965

    Ancestry com has just added another years of searchable death index images for New York City The new index is from to and provided by www vital-searchworldwide com from NYC Health Department index images While the images have been accessible online this is the first time a fully searchable index to these images is available However we have noticed that some images are faint and searching the database may not return expected results If your result is not found Ancestry recommends browsing the images According to Ancestry within these images you can expect to find a variety of information including name age at death date of death death certificate number and borough in which they died The addition of these records extends Ancestry s collection...

  • Advance Your Research Skills: Attend a Conference

    Many local and national genealogy groups hold conferences and seminars yearly The National Genealogical Society sponsors a family history conference every May They are generally held in a Midwest City or southern city with the exception of Salt Lake City People from around the United States and abroad attend The conference is a four day event Wednesday through Saturday from AM to PM There are five lecture hours per day within categories therefore you have lectures to choose from each day Each year there are sessions such as skill building DNA technology methodology records and repositories Other categories include New York City research Native American African American German ancestry Irish records military records land and maps religion solving problems research common to the city of...

  • Building Bridges

    Have you ever wondered exactly where your Italian roots lead back to Do you imagine what the streets and churches of your Italian town of origin look like Do you understand why your skin tone is the way it is Many of my clients have had these questions answered and after witnessing the joy and emotion they experienced I m pleased to share some of their stories here with you You see I work with an Italy based organization ItalyRooting which specializes in reconnecting Italian-Americans to their Italian roots Doing this is a delight for me I have always been passionate about my Italian roots I believe we are our history our past our present and our future As the first American born daughter of...

  • IGG 2017 Christmas Luncheon

    Saturday December at PM Filomena s Italian Restaurant Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square New York - - Menu Hot Antipasto Pasta Salad Choice of Chicken Francaise Chicken Parm Eggplant Parm Broiled Salmon Cake Wine Coffee Tea Espresso Per Person Please Pay by November Parking Ridgewood Savings Parking Lot North of Hempstead Turnpike Blocks West of New Hyde Park Road...

April 2017
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