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  1. Computer Corner

    from the April 2013 issue

    More websites from Anthony DiMarino Joann Heffernan and Tony Sasso The Denver Post has placed Captured America in Color photos from - online The photos are from slides found in the Library of Congress They're so clear and the color is so vibrant as though they were taken just yesterday This is how our America looked back in YOUR day When you were a kid Enjoy Go to ww w g al i l e a n - l i b r a r y o r g s i t e i n d ex p h p topic...

  2. Computer Corner

    from the May 2013 issue

    More websites from John Pierre Campitelli Philip Figario Tony Sasso and Joan LaPenar As part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's OPEN NY initiative open ny gov health data has been moved to a new and enhanced open data site One of the topics The Genealogical Research Death Index assists individuals with locating New York State death records that fall within defined genealogy years - exclusive of New York City recorded death records This Index contains information on decedents parents date of death gender age at death and NYS file number that will allow the public to search for individuals on a...

  3. Computer Corner

    from the June 2013 issue

    More websites from Joann Heffernan and Tony Sasso Here is a simple web site to see how many people have your surname or given name or both You can ignore the advertisements http www howmanyofme com This web site goes into depth on the Korean War Project It is a free database for finding or to help find POW MIA of Korean Veterans and also includes women who fought in the Korean War There are links for casualty lists POW camps army air force and marines Help for searching Korean War units a Master Index of Army Records maps a...

  4. Computer Corner

    from the October 2013 issue

    More websites from J o a n n H e f f e r n a n Marilyn Verna Anthony DiMarino Mario Toglia and Frank Progl Check out this website US District Court Newark New Jersey Naturalization Petitions and after Go to http www sampubco com nats nj usnewark-pet htm The first film about New York City in color is good It is a video of the casual life style at that time Also there is a link to London in which is similar to the N Y City video Go to N e w Y o r k C...

  5. Computer Corner

    from the November 2013 issue

    More websites from Anthony DiMarino Tony Sasso Joanne Heffernan and Pat Marmo Win a Trip to Italy Maggiano s Restaurant of Philadelphia s Little Italy is running a contest for a chance to win a free trip to Italy Submit your favorite original Italian recipe along with a story and photo of the dish for a chance to be featured on its menu Recipe submissions are September -January Go to their website for the details http www maggianos com en Pages Home aspx The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than million items of which...

  6. Computer Corner

    from the January 2014 issue

    More websites from Anthony DiMarino Tony Sasso Joanne Heffernan and Joe Abraham Green-Wood Cemetery of Brooklyn has reorganized their archival materials Now you can search their on-line Burial Search database of those interred at Green-Wood by name and date of burial If you need further assistance they now have a genealogist on staff to answer requests and conduct research He will also provide reproductions of documents and photograph gravestones A Burial Search on the website is free and there is a schedule of fees for the genealogist services Just go to http www green-wood com burial-search Unseen images from the...

  7. Computer Corner

    from the February 2014 issue

    Margaret Willis who has been searching for the availability of more online Italian Civil Registrations has discovered the website of the Director General of the Italian National Archives In Italy the National Archives fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture the Archives website is called the Ancestors Portal and it is printed in Italian but it can be converted to English or Spanish with the click of a button For the Ancestors Portal website go to http www antenati san beniculturali it This is a link through the Minister of Culture s website In his description of the...

  8. Computer Corner

    from the April 2014 issue

    More websites from Joann Heffernan Marilyn Verna Anthony DiMarino Nick Rossi Barbara Florio and Frank Progl Project Manager Business Analyst Joe A asks does Italy do censuses If so what years what is included and where can I obtain this information Go to http www linkedin com groups Italian-Genealogy- trk groups item detail-h-dsc goback Egde member for an interesting Italian genealogy blog on Linkedin Do you still have questions about dual citizenship Check out this website https www uscitizenship info citizenship-lib-dual htm Calvary Cemetery in Woodside NY has upped the ante for the first name on an interment list search...

  9. Computer Corner

    from the May 2014 issue

    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...

  10. Computer Corner

    from the September 2014 issue

    Lower East Side Street Necrology The Lower East Side of Manhattan known in story and song as a teeming bustling magnet for immigrants in the h and th centuries actually has a long and varied history The tenement as in other parts of New York City was the dominant form of housing with hundreds of people occupying the same building in some cases To learn more about that history go to http forgottenny com lower-east-side-necrology Show my Street Much faster than Google Earth Now this might scare you it's unbelievable technology Is there nowhere to hide After opening the link...

  11. Computer Lab

    from the June 2004 issue

    The computer lab portion of our seminar was broken down into three sessions Census Index CD s and the Internet and the use of Wildcards Tony Sasso began the first session with a lesson on how to use HeritageQuest and Ancestry com Census Index CD s in conjunction with the use of the Internet His main point of focus was on the use of wildcards when searching both index CD s and the Internet and the differences between the two He also touched on the limitations of the use of wildcards when searching on line at both Ancestry com and...

  12. Confusing Genealogy Terms

    from the April 2011 issue

    from the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog There seems to be confusion among some genealogists as to the difference between an abstract an extract a transcript or transcription and an image copy Let's first define these terms ABSTRACT or EXTRACT This is a summary of a document It is often in point form but can be in complete sentences It contains all the important details such as names places and dates TRA SCRIPT or TRA SCRIPTIO This is an exact copy of a document The entire document is written out exactly as found No corrections or changes are made to the...

  13. Connections and Coincidences

    from the June 2014 issue

    Sometimes a research trip to an off-site locale becomes more than the information one seeks to discover at archives and depositories Sometimes especially if it is a first-time visit it turns into an adventure of sorts with surprises and coincidences Take my recent jaunt to Lackawanna County in Pennsylvania I went with Mario Toglia fellow Calitrani from the province of Avellino and my paisans the Aviglianesi from the province of Potenza had settled in the same town Dunmore Mario was doing follow-up research on the Calitrani of Dunmore to finalize his next book He s already done two on this...

  14. Conversations with Grandma

    from the April 2009 issue

    Back when I had first joined the IGG I found myself reading the computer column in our newsletter An interesting suggestion gave the web address of a British site with information about dress and costume It was mostly information from the Victorian time period Many of us have old photos showing clothes from the past and this might be helpful in identifying styles of the time But one curious item especially caught my eye It was a figural drawing of a strange looking carriage The caption identified it as a bathing carriage and offered the explanation that it had been...

  15. Conversations With Grandma ...

    from the November 2009 issue

    The Eye Doctor Grandma was never one to raise her voice to anyone and of course certainly not toward Grandpa He on the other hand was easily roused to strong feelings on many subjects and toward other people So when the following occurred it got my attention I was probably about years old at the time and enjoying my status as the only child present at a family holiday celebration Grandpa had had a bit too much wine and was going on with great emotion in Italian I noticed that some of the family members were beginning to look uneasy...

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