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  1. An Unforgettable Day in Ficarazzi

    from the December 2004 issue

    not rule out classical as a favorite music type How often have we obtained information from sources such as census manifests and vital records only to find discrepancies in age given name and the spelling of the surname There are few documents available to the genealogist depicting an ancestor's own penmanship and that also contain information provided by the ancestor himself Some of these include a Social Security application documents pertaining to the Naturalization process and a marriage license The Slam Book offers relatives the opportunity to record their own information in their own handwriting Through research I have noticed...

  2. Ancestral Marriage Records

    from the March 2007 issue

    There are a variety of record sources pertaining to Italian marriages Let s examine them one by one First the civil marriages in Italy a century or two ago consisted of the future bride and groom entering into a solemn promise to wed This was done before a civil authority in the local town usually in the hometown of the bride Remember however the soon to be joined couple were generally from the same comune Four witnesses accompanied the couple most often siblings close relatives or best friends of each of the parties This record contains valuable data important to...

  3. Ancestry Databases

    from the January 2010 issue

    Did you know that you can have some powerful input with regard to the databases at Ancestry Right now there are two important ways that this can be done One is to correct really bad spellings of names in the database The other and more important option is to add the maiden name of a wife who is shown in the census What a great way to find those married female siblings of your great grandfather who are hidden in the census under the husband's surname assuming the husband's family genealogist posts the info Of course the reverse holds true...

  4. Angelo Fusaro

    from the January 2011 issue

    Fusaro ow Gave ame to Popular Strip of Beach What's in a name Take for example West Neck Beach in Lloyd Harbor It wasn t always known by that name Old-timers and older newcomers still find it difficult to call it anything but Fusaro's Beach And thereby hangs a tale The man for whom the beach was unofficially named is Angelo Fusaro who celebrated his th birthday on Wednesday July at his home located next to the property where he lived so much of his life in Lloyd Harbor Born in the Province of' Cosenza Italy in Mr Fusaro emigrated...

  5. Annual Christmas Party

    from the October 2006 issue

    ITALIAN GENEALOGICAL GROUP ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY Time Saturday December - PM Place Filomena s Restaurant Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square New York - - Price Per Person MENU Salad Penne Ala Vodka or Rigatoni Di Pomodoro Entrees Select One Chicken Francese Chicken Parmigiana Eggplant Parmigiana Filet of Sole Sheet Cake Coffee Tea or Espresso Soda Regular or Diet Make Checks Payable to Italian Genealogical Group Mail to Mrs Barbara Florio North Beech Street North Massapequa New York - - Directions Woodridge Savings Bank Parking Lot North Side of Hempstead Turnpike blocks West of New Hyde Park Road...

  6. Another Case Study

    from the May 2011 issue

    Problem Finding any information about my cousin s natural mother who left her in an orphanage and whom she never met Only the woman s first name is known Raymonde Information Known Raymonde only lived in Manhattan after coming to America as a child She married a Henry Tron my cousin s natural father in the early s Raymonde married at least two more times after her marriage to Henry Tron Solution The US census would not help as the Census the one after the first marriage will not be released until April The date of her first marriage was...

  7. Another Case Study

    from the September 2011 issue

    Problem Finding the cause of death of a foreign war hero who came to America in the early th century Information Provided The man s name was Antonio Muzzarelli He died between and He was a war hero supposedly in Italy and a teacher during his years in New York City Solution Since he died in New York City I decided to travel to the NYC Archives on Chambers Street NYC Other options would have been to use the website for the New York City Archives nyc gov or the Italian Genealogical Group website italiangen org for Vital Records for...

  8. Another Case Study

    from the December 2011 issue

    Problem Find the cemetery where my great uncle Antonio Cioffi is buried when the birth and death dates are unknown Information Known The parents are Giro and Luisa Villano Cioffi two immigrants to America who were married in the early s in New York City The parents were buried at St Raymond s Cemetery Bronx NYC but the child is not Solution A review of the names on two websites listing the burial places of certain persons mentioned no Antonio Cioffi findagrave com and interment net The US Federal Census revealed that by April the date of the census Luisa...

  9. Anthony DiBartolo

    from the September 2009 issue

    Italian American Museum Back in June Anthony DiBartolo Vice President Public Relations gave a presentation at the Italian American Museum It was a sell-out crowd and Francesca Tarantino gave a full report in the June st issue of Oggi magazine above Francesca was kind enough to translate the article for us If you think about your surname especially in the case of a not common one you always think that you know your roots but the internet and the world database have changed this conviction that everyone had Especially in the USA where most of the population has different roots...

  10. Antonio Meucci's 200th

    from the June 2008 issue

    th Anniversary of Antonio Meucci s Birth April - A special celebration of the Meucci stamp cancellation by the United States Postal Service was held at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum in Staten Island In attendance were the director of the museum Emily Gear the Honorable Francesco Maria Talo Consul General of Italy in New York and Vito Fossella US House of Representative for Staten Island and Brooklyn The ceremony also included a tour of the museum and a wreath presentation at his memorial site on the museum grounds In the heart of Rosebank is the historic home of pioneer inventor Antonio...

  11. April Genealogical Events

    from the April 2009 issue

    Vice President Public Relations Anthony Di- Bartolo will bring his Mezzo Siciliano Mezzo apoletano family history presentation and discuss his travels to Italy at three locations in April On Saturday April th at PM he will be at the Franklin Square Public Library at Lincoln Rd Franklin Square NY - - On Saturday April th also at PM Tony will be at the Dongan Hills Library at Richmond Road Staten Island NY Call Gail Pantone at - - On Thursday April th at PM Tony will make his presentation at the new Italian- American Museum at Mulberry St NY NY...

  12. April Meeting-Tom Riley

    from the May 2012 issue

    Tom Riley President of the Rockland County G e n e a l o g i c a l Society lecturer and author of The Orphan Train Riders and the Italian Immigration to America was our April speaker To start Tom gave his family background His family was impoverished with an often absent father He was one of children who were sent to the Happy Valley School in Pomona New York along with his three brothers and sister Happy Valley School had been a home for thousands of neglected children in the metropolitan New York area from to He was...

  13. April Meeting: A-Files

    from the May 2014 issue

    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...

  14. April Speaker-Toni McKeen

    from the May 2011 issue

    Toni McKeen s p o k e a b o u t researching military records The title of her lecture was Serving Our Country Various th Century Military Records in the USA and Helpful Genealogy Sites Toni emphasized that when searching for military records the researcher should seek every document including relatives brothers and sisters There are new databases on-line every day Be persistent Toni s father served as an Army Air Force officer in WWII and during the lecture Toni proudly wore his WWII uniform to set the mood She started the lecture with a Power Point musical presentation...

  15. Ask the Experts

    from the May 2009 issue

    Our last meeting featured experts Don Eckerle June DeLalio CG Anthony DiBartolo and Phil Figario who answered our members questions Here are some of the highlights of our panel members answers Are US passports with photos available The National Archives and Records Administration NARA holds US passport applications from Oct -Mar the US Department of State has passport applications from Apr to the present As a general rule until US citizens were not required to have a passport for travel abroad There were exceptions passports were required during the Civil War Woodrow Wilson s Executive Order of December recommended US...

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