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Current Newsletter Issue: April 2015

Article excerpts from the April 2015 Italian Genealogical Group Newsletter:

  • March Meeting: Italian Dual Citizenship

    Last month s guest speaker Melissa A Johnson CG is a professional genealogist specializing in genealogical research She has experience in compiling dual citizenship applications and paperwork and researching Irish and Italian ancestral roots Melissa s lecture entitled Italian Dual Citizenship is based on a comprehensive PowerPoint slide show Melissa took the group through the complete application process on several actual cases including slides of the documentation submitted Melissa explained that a dual citizen is a person who is a citizen of two countries at the same time Citizenship is generally obtained by Jus Sanguinis right of blood or Jus Soli right of birth Some important Italian citizenship terminology that she uses to describe relationships are Ascendant -synonymous with ancestor Italian-born ascendant- applicant's closest ascendant...

  • Naming Conventions

    Unfortunately my day job does not consist of doing genealogy full-time If it did I could take one of the basic tenets of accounting and easily apply it to Italian genealogy consistency Normally with Italian naming conventions the first male is named after the paternal grandfather the second male after the maternal grandfather the first female after the paternal grandmother and the second female after the maternal grandmother How s that for consistency Well as I can attest to in my own family tree this is not always accurate even over years ago when one would have thought this convention was followed as gospel Additionally as many who have done Italian genealogy know all so well who stopped at two boys and two girls Of...

  • Further Adventures in Family Research

    A free class about a free website FultonHistory com On Saturday April th beginning at PM Janeen Bjork will teach a hands-on class with strategies and tips for using free newspaper site fultonhistory com for family research The class will be held at the Greenwich Library Technology Training Center Contact Carl White - - to register Register early as class size is limited The Technology Center is located in the main library at West Putnam Avenue at the intersection of Dearfield Drive in central Greenwich CT Phone - This class is a follow-up to the IGG s Valentine's Day presentation Online Newspaper Resources for Italian Americans There will be an hour-long class and a half hour session with time for both Q A and practice...

  • Google tips to help you navigate genealogy database websites

    As you search the web much of the data you seek will be gathered into websites like Ancestry com and RootsWeb com These websites incorporate their own search engines to help you effectively explore their various database collections and assets As you enter a website our instinct is to type in the surname or individual you seek and hope you find a match Take the time to find and review search query outlines that have been provided to help maximize their collections Be aware that most websites have aspects of their organization and design that are unique to searching their collections and would not be effective in a Google search The following are some tips to help you navigate searching websites that provide genealogical data...

  • The Key to Finding My Italian Family

    In family history research something very small can be the key to solving a mystery It may be a clipping tucked in an old wallet a faded document or a photograph Take another look in your family archives You never know where it will lead you In I wrote in these pages about the Italian document found among my father s papers that led me to my grandfather Antonio Ferrari s birthplace in Prella province of Parma and a meeting with my father s year old first cousin That first meeting led to many more visits and close ties to my Italian cousins and to new friends My grandmother Erminia Setti s story however remained a mystery As a child I asked my grandmother where...

  • Freedom's Rider Caesar Rodney

    In Paul Revere's famed midnight ride warned the colonists that the British were coming The following year Caesar Rodney's lesserknown ride through a thunderstorm cast the deciding vote to declare the colonies' independence from the British Empire then the most powerful nation on earth Who was this American patriot The Early Years Caesar Rodney claimed both English and Italian roots being descended from the Adelmare family of Treviso in Italy's northern Veneto region Rodney's gggg-great-grandfather Julius Caesar Adelmare emigrated from Italy to England in around and became a respected physician to British royalty including Queen Elizabeth I About years later sometime in the s Rodney's grandfather William Rodney left England to settle in Kent County Delaware where Caesar Rodney was born in His family was...

  • Another Connection to South America

    The story related by Barbara Florio A Connection to South America is very similar to mine The Falabella name originated in Sanza Campania Italy and its surrounding towns My wife and I visited there but we couldn t find a single Falabella not even in the cemetery We were told that the bones had been dug up and sent to the church storage area Although I was unable to find one Falabella in Campania I could find them in many other places along with unusual stories about them In the mid- s a Falabella having an argument with a priest hit him and knocked him out As a punishment Mr Falabella was thrown into a donkey cart going to Naples and was shipped out of...

  • IGG Contact Form Inquiry

    I want to thank you and your IGG website so very much By searching for family members and obtaining their death certificates I was able to find family I found the Uncle who signed my grandfather's death certificate and then search the obituaries in New York I wrote to my Uncle s daughter who was listed in the obituary and sure enough family was found back to my Great Great Italian grandmother I will be sending a donation to your site soon Thank you so very much Fran Lombardozzi Lence...

  • Corrections to the March Newsletter

    In last month s President s Message due to an editing error the Mezzogiorno was misrepresented On page paragraph at the end of the sixth line change during to from In the article entitled January Meeting- Newspaper Resources on page the two internet links are incorrect Change the link for Tom Tryniski s video to http reason com reasontv amateur-beats-gov-atdigitizing- newspape The link to the Boolean search tips should be http www lib berkeley edu TeachingLib Guides Internet Boolean pdf...

March 2015
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