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  1. 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...

  2. Ask the Experts

    from the February 2010 issue

    At our January meeting Marie Pastore introduced our panel of experts Dr Marilyn Verna Associate Professor St Francis College Phil Figario Westchester Library and a year genealogist and Tony Lauriano teacher and genealogy lecturer Question Do you know where to find employment records from the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the WPA Tony Try your internet search engine or the city directories Marilyn I requested records from the Coast Guard and they were very cooperative Try the agencies We checked the ARA website The ARA has records from both the avy and the WPA Record Group Records of avy Yards -...

  3. Ask the Experts

    from the February 2013 issue

    The January IGG meeting was our annual Ask the Experts session The audience posed their genealogy questions to our in-house panel of experts Tony Lauriano Dr Marilyn Verna John Martino and Phil Figario all seasoned researchers Question Bill Seminario wants to learn about the application procedure for obtaining Italian Dual citizenship Italian citizenship is a birthright and there are several paths to obtain dual citizenship The question was directed to Marilyn who obtained her Italian citizenship from her father s side that means that both her father and grandfather were Italian citizens when she was born and that Marilyn never...

  4. Ask the Lawyer - Advice on Italy’s Legal System

    from the February 2014 issue

    Question What happens when there is no Last Will and Testament Answer Under Italian if a person dies interstate or without leaving a will the legal concept of legitimate inheritance prevails It is based on family relationship kinship which must be legally documented upon the known family tree For example father and son are first degree relatives grandmother and nephew or niece are second degree uncle and nephew are third degree cousins are fourth degree sons and daughters of cousins are fifth degree After the sixth degree of kinship there is no right to any inheritance Any remaining estate balance...

  5. Avoid ID Theft Online

    from the November 2012 issue

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  6. Avoid The Frustration of Chasing The Wrong Family!

    from the April 2014 issue

    I bet I know the answer to what those who are actively involved in discovering their family tree which is otherwise known as genealogy find most frustrating I am sure that they will tell you that there is nothing more frustrating than spending hours and sometimes days researching only to dis-cover that you have been looking at bad infor-mation or even in the wrong family It is a problem that plagues everyone who has ever started to investigate their family tree and one that you should try to avoid Obviously it wastes your time it can lead you down long...

  7. Avoiding Assumptions

    from the February 2008 issue

    There are times when we create our own genealogy brick walls They are created unintentionally in some cases slowly over time but one brick at a time we have made them ourselves There are several ways one can create a family history problems one of the easiest ways is to make erroneous assumptions You know your ancestors lived You know they reproduced at least once You know the mother was present at the birth of any children and that with potentially a few exceptions your ancestors are deceased Virtually everything else you know about your ancestors came from either a...

  8. Avoiding Assumptions

    from the April 2008 issue

    There are times when we create our own genealogy brick walls They are created unintentionally in some cases slowly over time but one brick at a time we have made them ourselves There are several ways one can create a family history problems one of the easiest ways is to make erroneous assumptions You know your ancestors lived You know they reproduced at least once You know the mother was present at the birth of any children and that with potentially a few exceptions your ancestors are deceased Virtually everything else you know about your ancestors came from either a...

  9. Avoiding Assumptions

    from the March 2011 issue

    There are times when we create our own genealogy brick walls They are created unintentionally in some cases slowly over time but one brick at a time we have made them ourselves There are several ways one can create a family history problems one of the easiest ways is to make erroneous assumptions You know your ancestors lived You know they reproduced at least once You know the mother was present at the birth of any children and that with potentially a few exceptions your ancestors are deceased Virtually everything else you know about your ancestors came from either a...

  10. Avoiding Assumptions

    from the October 2011 issue

    There are times when we create our own genealogy brick walls They are created unintentionally in some cases slowly over time but one brick at a time we have made them ourselves There are several ways one can create a family history problems one of the easiest ways is to make erroneous assumptions You know your ancestors lived You know they reproduced at least once You know the mother was present at the birth of any children and that with potentially a few exceptions your ancestors are deceased Virtually everything else you know about your ancestors came from either a...

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