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Newsletter Issue: May 2014

Article excerpts from the May 2014 Italian Genealogical Group Newsletter:

  • Discovering That I Was Italian

    I don t remember thinking too much about my family history while growing up in West Islip New York I know that my family moved to West Islip from the South Ozone Park area of Queens in when I was years old I can barely remember my paternal grandfather Frank LaNoce as he died in when I was years old One of the only memories I have of him was when he would tease us kids by making his false teeth pop out of his mouth His wife Lillian died around years later so I have more memories of her My father was the last of children born to Frank and Lillian Two of his siblings actually died as children before he was even born...

  • Family Search Updates

    Over the winter FamilySearch has added some new images to their Italian collection These records are all browseable online Agrigento Agrigento Civil Registration Tribunale - Avellino Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi Civil Registration Tribunale - Benevento Benevento Civil Registration Comune - Bologna Bologna Civil Registration Tribunale - Campobasso Civil Registration State Archive - Cuneo Alba Civil Registration Tribunale - Genova Civil Registration State Archive - - - Lucca Civil Registration State Archive - Mantova Civil Registration State Archive - - Napoli Civil Registration State Archive - At the present time this collection contains records for only certain sections quartieri of the city of Napoli The quartieri of Napoli represented in the current collection include the following Avvocata Chiaia Fuorigrotta Mercato Miano e Marianella Montecalvario Posillipo San Carlo...

  • April Meeting: A-Files

    Guest Speaker Dor othy Dougher ty Public Programs Director at the National Archives in New York City provided a Power Point lecture on the Alien Registration Files A-Files Dorothy explained that since the US Citizenship and Immigration Service USCIS has agreed to make their alien files a permanent series of records RG at NARA The A-Files in NARA s custody are records of individuals over years old in the future USCIS will transfer additional records in five year blocks of those individuals who have reached years of age Dorothy also explained that the NARA A-File index has now been added to NARA s searchable Online Public Access Catalog Background A-Files contain all records of any case of an alien as he passed through the US...

  • 2014 Genealogy Presentations

    On May th Dr Salvatore Primeggia will be speaking on Tracing Italian Immigrant History to the Italian-American Present at the Connetquot Public Library Ocean Avenue Bohemia NY - - at PM Next IGG Meeting May Toni Mckeen will lecture on Tips and Tricks on Using Ancestry Successfully 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 Nanuet School District Community Program Nanuet NY - - Ask for Pam Rose Thursdays May and PM-Securing Secondary Records Difficult Case Studies I Difficult Case Studies II Writing the Family Story Rose Memorial Library East Main St Stoney Point Rockland County NY Ask for Jenifer - - EX Tuesday May PM-Difficult Case Studies...

  • Italian Parish Records Explained

    Parish records began about in some parishes but by they were instituted all parishes although not all complied immediately Although some Catholic parish registers can be found on microfilm most of those filmed were from the Church of England parishes in Italy or from other religious denominations The Catholic Church generally speaking is very much against the filming of its parish registers or their reproduction intact The records are written in Latin until the th century Except in rare cases there is only one copy usually held by the local priest Diocese offices are beginning to gather these old records for safe keeping Abbreviations were used liberally by the priest the books may or may not be indexed Where there are indexes they may be...

  • Computer Corner

    More websites from Marilyn Verna Anthony DiMarino Barbara Florio and Frank Progl The Province of Palermo consists of cities with a remarkable history cultural or naturalistic importance They maintain a nice website Click on a village city and you can see several pictures of it by clicking on photos in the box They also have a link for genealogy records http www palermo-sicilia it english index cfm Wow History in Minutes This is amazing Hold onto your seat don't blink your eyes for a second Seventeen year old Joe Bush got a high school assignment to make a video reproduction He chose history as a theme and tucked it all into two minutes Take pictures from the internet add the track Mind Heist by Zack...

  • Finding the Cemetery Where Great - Grandmother is Buried

    The only information the family has is as follows - The lady's married name - Maria Benevento - She died about or thereabout - Somewhere in the Northeast USA Steps to start the research - use the website ancestry com This is a paid website that has some cemetery listings or - try the free cemetery websites to see if the name is recorded by volunteers - findagrave com - billiongraves com - internment net I decided to try the free websites first - Name not listed on internment net or billiongraves com - The name Maria Benevento was listed on findagrave com with the information - Died on December - Buried in New Jersey - At the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Orange Essex...

  • Italian American Experience Series at Hofstra's Cultural Center-Movie Review

    I missed the first two presentations--one in February and one in March--but on April I was fortunate enough to see the film entitled Umberto E The film was made by the Award winning film maker Anton Evangelista It documents the story of his father Umberto The film leads us along his path of personal triumphs over childhood abandonment harsh treatment in orphanages and a rejecting stepmother The story of Umberto's life is one of hardship but his life is one of work love of family and not blaming others for what happened to him His mother died when he was years old and his father put him in an orphanage for children without parents The movie told us about his years living there under the...

  • Get Your Genealogy Facts Straight: Proof-Checking Tips for Records

    Introduction Gena Philibert-Ortega is a genealogist and author of the book From the Family Kitchen In this guest blog post Gena provides some advice about verifying genealogy records especially in the case of a newspaper article contradicting other family history information you have found during your research Probably one of the most iconic newspaper images to ever appear is that of President Harry S Truman holding up an early edition of the Chicago Tribune that boldly proclaimed the headline Dewey Defeats Truman Of course that newspaper headline announcement from the presidential election was premature and involved some wishful thinking Today everyone knows the name of President Harry S Truman few remember his opponent Gov Thomas E Dewey Clearly newspapers sometimes make mistakes Occasionally genealogists find...

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