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  1. Calendar Events

    from the September 2011 issue

    On Saturday September th Tony Di Bartolo presents Mezzo Siciliano-Mezzo apolitano at the Casa Belvedere the Italian Cultural Foundation Inc on Staten Island The admission of per person includes tasting film wine cheese and light fare Space is limited Reservations recommended For more information call - - or go to Tony will also be hosting an IGG booth at the Staten Island Snug Harbor Italian Cultural Program on Saturday October th On Tuesday September June C DeLalio CG will present her lecture ew Avenues to Italian Genealogy Research at the New York Public Library at the request of the New...

  2. Campania Civil Records

    from the January 2006 issue

    Update-Campania Civil Records Submitted by Barbara Florio LDS has already filmed a lot of Civil Records in the region of Campania - the Province of Ave llino is already available The Province of Salerno is in the process of getting all the i's dotted and the t's crossed so the filming can be started The Catholic Church has balked at having any of their records filmed Baptisms and marriages documents etc are nice to have but Civil Records is where its at The civil records have traditionally contained cradle to grave ledgers and contain so much more information than Church...

  3. Caring & Sharing

    from the February 2008 issue

    At the January meeting Angela LaGiglia formed the audience into small groups based on various areas of Italy Campania Northern Italy Calabria and Basilicata Eastern Sicily Western Sicily and Apuglia Abruzzi and Molise Western Sicily- Frank Chiappisi The group consisted of people researching in Palermo Trapani Sciacca Castellammare del Golfo Agrigento Beiona Alessandria della Rocca Santa Margherita di Belice Marsala and Alcamo Frank displayed his personal research documents He showed his grandfather s Italian documents and distributed copies of a pre-printed Family Group Sheets He also displayed his grandfather s military records and provided forms and addresses as to where...

  4. Caring and Sharing

    from the February 2009 issue

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  5. Case Study-Find a Photograph

    from the June 2013 issue

    Case Study Is There a Photo of Aunt Lena The family does not have a photograph of a relative whose married name is Lena Salvo Could they find a photograph on an existing record Information known -Married to Anthony or Tony Salvo -Born in Italy Married in NYC - Lived in Brooklyn NY -Children are Dominic Angelina Fannie and Jean Research Steps First I decided to search the US Federal Census on the ancestry com website The Census indicated -a Lena Salvo married to Tony Salvo with children Dominic Angelina Fannie and Jean -Tony the husband and Lena were recorded...

  6. Case Study-Newspaper Archives

    from the April 2013 issue

    Facts Behind the Tragic Deaths of the Brolly and Gugliotti Families At the end of last year I was asked to find the facts about a horrible auto accident somewhere in the mid-west that resulted in the deaths of the Brolly and Gugliotti families The facts that were provided by one of two survivors of the accident are as follows At the time of the accident five persons were in the car Mr and Mrs Joseph Guggliotti Mr Bernard Brolly their son-in-law Mrs Bernard Gugliotti Brolly and their son Kevin Brolly Mrs Bernard Gugliotti Brolly and her year old son...

  7. Case Study-Was Our Name Changed In America?

    from the March 2014 issue

    My parents and my paternal grandparents said our family name was spelled LAURIANO Starting with myself then tracing back through most of the th century I obtained records searching under Lauriano Suddenly I hit a road block using that spelling Was the name either changed or misspelled by clerks a possibility The notion that names were changed at the Ellis Island or Castle Garden Depots is a myth Known information The family settled in New York City where unknown when they came to America from Italy My great grandparents emigrated to America but my paternal grandparents were born in Italy...

  8. Case Study: Confirming A Family Story

    from the October 2013 issue

    An ice cream parlor where the owner gave my mother and her sister free ice cream Information known The ice cream parlor was open in the 's The sisters lived on nd Avenue in NYC Parents are Giro and Louisa Cioffi The ice cream parlor side window was in an alley where the children played The ice cream parlor owner's name was similar to Mr Wetzel Aunt Rose holding my mother Grace Cioffi at the ice cream parlor window Research steps taken -- I used ancestry com to try to locate a US Federal or New York State Census --...

  9. Case Study: Story of the Great Aunt Who Was Held at Ellis Island

    from the February 2014 issue

    Family story that a great aunt with the married name Teresa Salvo was detained at Ellis Island for days upon her immigration to America Information known Husband's name - Salvatore - a shoemaker Children names - Salvatore Pasquale Josephine Catharine and Lina They lived in Brooklyn NYC Reasons Aliens were Held on Arrival to USA Illness Unmarried woman traveling alone with no one to meet them upon arrival Classification Symbols for Cause of Detention LPC Likely Public Charge LCD Loathsome Contagious Disease Such as Trachoma of the eye Canadian Crossing Investigate the possibility your ancestor came to America via The...

  10. Census Searching Reminders

    from the April 2008 issue

    A recent Tip from the Pros on missing people in the census reminded me that all of us have occasional difficulties finding someone in the census This week we look at some common pitfalls that may cause us to overlook that relative Are You Looking in the Right Place Are you absolutely certain where your ancestors were living at the time of the census If your ancestors were extremely migratory they may be in an unexpected place It is possible that they lived in a place for such a short time that living family members have no recollection of the...

  11. Changing Computers

    from the February 2006 issue

    You'd think I'd know better Actually I did but the excitement of my new computer got the best of me For the first time in about five years I had a brand new computer of my own It's cute and sleek and I couldn't wait to start using it I opened the box dancing around like a kid in a candy shop I powered up and it struck me---there's no data on it All my stuff is on my old beast A feeling of dread began to creep in as I set my new computer aside and started contemplating how...

  12. Chapter Meetings

    from the March 2004 issue

    The snowed-out second meeting of the Westchester Chapter of IGG finally happened with members and guests attending Held at the Larchmont Public Library on January Philomna Dunn from the Westchester County Genealogical Society presented a history of Westchester and its changing borders She then gave on overview of the genealogical resources in Westchester starting with the Westchester County Archives www co westchester ny us wcarchives located in Elmsford Founded in it is the central repository for public records from to the present From their web site you can search online indexes and then go to the archives to retrieve the...

  13. Charlie Alfano

    from the February 2011 issue

    Our speaker at the January meeting was Charlie Alfano of the Italian Cultural Society of Farmingdale Charlie is years old and he gave his talk on growing-up in Manhattan in the s Here are some of the highlights of his talk He began by explaining the dictionary definition of genealogy and how his genealogy presentation based on his life with Italian Sicilian parents is like opening an old trunk in the attic His talk brought back lots of old memories We all laughed and cried General Memories Charlie or Calogeo was born at home at E th Street and fourteen...

  14. Christmas 2004

    from the December 2004 issue

    On the twelfth day of Christmas My true love gave to me Twelve census searches Eleven printer ribbons Ten email contacts Nine headstone rubbings Eight birth and death dates Seven town clerks sighing Six second cousins Five coat of arms Four GEDCOM files Three old wills Two CD-ROMs And a branch in my family tree Author Unknown...

  15. Christmas Luncheon

    from the January 2006 issue

    Christmas Luncheon December Filomena's Restaurant in Franklin Square NY photos...

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