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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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 -...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Avoid ID Theft Online

    from the November 2012 issue

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  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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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