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Current Newsletter Issue: September 2016

Article excerpts from the September 2016 Italian Genealogical Group Newsletter:

  • Reclaim the Records

    Reclaim the Records is a not-for-profit group of genealogists historians researchers and open government advocates who are filing Freedom of Information requests to get public data released back into the public domain They are collecting information about important archival data sets that are not available online or on microfilm and are using Freedom of Information laws and Open Data initiatives to get copies of this information released to the public They have started their work in archives libraries and government agencies in New York New Jersey and Missouri and are expanding into different parts of the country based on demand from people like you Along the way they will be documenting everything they have learned about filing Freedom of Information Act requests and creating a...

  • An Immigrant’s Contribution to Mount Rushmore Is Recognized, 75 Years Later

    Lou Del Bianco has been working to convince the National Park Service to recognize the contribution of his grandfather Luigi Del Bianco at Mount Rushmore There is a monument to the elder Del Bianco in Port Chester N Y where he settled Set in stone is supposed to mean immutable but Luigi Del Bianco s determined descendants just now appear to be winning the official affirmation that the Italian-American from Westchester County deserved long ago for shaping one of the nation s most famous monuments If being the chief carver at Mount Rushmore is not the American dream for an immigrant to these lands what is said Douglas Gladstone the author of the book Carving a Niche for Himself The Untold Story of Luigi Del...

  • Queries

    A member recently inquired about why we no longer post an annual volume index for our published newsletters With the latest website upgrades the index is no longer required The website Members Area now has a Index and Search section Simply log-in to the members login area using your email address and password Click on Newsletters and scroll to the newsletter article search area Enter the name of the article that you are searching for and click Submit Your Search You can search for the full title part of the title a key word or the authors name You can also refine your search by using the Any Word or All Words buttons...

  • Italian Genealogical Group 2016 Scholarship Essay

    I began my research with my Nonno Silvano Ciaglia He shares stories from his hometown of Collarmele often and he has a fantastic memory He had both his and my Nonna s naturalization papers and told me about how they met taking English classes at Austin Evans High School in Chicago Illinois He also had his marriage license and two old faded photocopies of their birth certificates He also had a copy of his parent s marriage certificate which is miraculous since the comune in Italy had lost many records due to earthquakes I discovered that my dad s dad my bisnonno was born in Pennsylvania and that he returned to Italy when he was only two years old His birth is recorded as October...

  • Brooklyn's Our Lady of Loreto Church

    The following article is Mario Toglia s response to the article Brooklyn Church Likely to be Razed for Affordable Housing by Megan Jula which appeared in the New York Times on Monday August To read the NY Times article go to http www nytimes com nyregion brooklyn-church-over-a-century-old-will-likely-make-way-for-affordable-housing html To those who believe we have an impartial free press in the NY Times rest assured that I no longer believe it I wish to respond to a recent New York Times article in which I was interviewed by the reporter concerning Our Lady of Loreto Church Both Ms Robertson representing the Brownsville community and I spent an hour talking with her I spoke at length on the importance of this building to various histories that of...

  • Earthquake in Central Italy

    At our September and October meetings the IGG will begin collecting donations for the victims of the earthquake that occurred in the mountains of Cen-tral Italy on August If any of our readers wishes to mail a donation to our PO Box they should be sure to note that the donation is marked for Central Italy Relief...

  • Mary Crapelli Augusto-LaVoce Italiana

    At our June meeting Dr Marilyn Verna made a brief presentation about Mary Crapelli Augusto founder of La Voce Italiana Marilyn s presentation The Italian Voice an Italian American Woman Makes Her Mark in American Society In developing her presentation Marilyn interviewed Mary Crapelli Augusto s daughter Cesarina Augusto Earl Mary Crapelli Augusto was a journalist and community leader and first woman mayoral candidate in Paterson New Jersey She was born on April in Nicastro Calabria Italy Her mother Filomena instilled in her the need for education She attended elementary and high school as well as three years of teacher's college in Italy Just before her th birthday Augosto emigrated to America She sailed on the USS America arriving in New York on March She...

  • Queries (new Newsletter column & How to Submit Your Queries)

    Members who live in the New York City area have the benefit of attending meetings where they can seek help from our experts or just throw a question or a problem out to the membership and have immediate answers In our newsletter we have instituted a Query column whereby members can pose questions or have problems solved by other members or our experts Gather your genealogical questions and problems and submit them to Joe Battagliese at Jbattag aol com Those who do not have email should mail them to our post office box with attention to Joe Battagliese...

  • Celebrating The Heritage

    Book Review by Dr Marilyn A Verna Celebrating The Heritage is a unique book among those recording the history of Italian immigration to the United States Instead of focusing on the experiences of Italians in general as a group settling in America Celebrating The Heritage continues Mario Toglia s book trilogy a collection of remembrances of immigrants from one hilltop town in the province of Avellino who settled in the United States The town Calitri is where Mr Toglia s parents were born and from where they and some other Calitrani emigrated Mr Toglia states that the purpose of his books Celebrating The Heritage Preserving Our History and They Came By Ship The Stories of the Calitrani Immigrants in America is to honor and preserve...

  • Thank You IGG - From Contact Form

    Hi Marilyn Re Thank you IGG Contact Form Thank you for your hard work and commitment to this important undertaking Through the resources available on this site I have been able to locate nearly all records needed for my Italian itizenship through jus sanguinis application The stories that I remember being told by my grandmother while growing up have literally been validated by the information I was able to find Keep up up the excellent work I hope to help out in some way in the future Paul Maracina Hi Marilyn Yes I am finding so many things on there it's great I have to tell you I found someone on the Bagnolid Del Trigno website and he is looking for things for me Actually...

  • Hofstra Italian Festival

    Look for IGG s table at Hofstra s Italian Festival on Sunday September th AM to PM on the South Campus The festival features Italian music dance song food and displays by a variety of Italian cultural organizations This year IGG member and author Mario Toglia will join our table with his trilogy of books documenting the stories of the Calitrani who immigrated to America...

  • Thinking Italian

    www thinkingitalian com facebook com ThinkingItalian...

  • IGG 2016 Christmas Luncheon

    Saturday December at PM Pompei Restaurant Hempstead Avenue West Hempstead N Y - - Menu Pasta Fresh Garden Salad Choice of Chicken Francaise Chicken Parm Eggplant Rollatini Salmon Special Occasion Cake wine soda coffee and tea per person Please pay by November Valet off Street Parking Checks preferred made payable to Italian Genealogical Group IGG Please mail to Maryanne Yenoli East rd Street Deer Park New York...

  • Corrections

    In the June issue of the IGG Newsletter page the listed name of the winner of the memorial scholarship honoring Josephine and Vito Battista is incorrect The correct name of the memorial prize winner is Nicholas David Illuzzi...

  • My Italian Family

    https www myitalianfamily com My Italian Family specializes in family research services to help all people with an Italian origin to reconnect to their roots back in Italy and apply for an Italian passport Call Toll-Free number - - - Email ask myitalianfamily com Fax - - -...

June 2016
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