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  1. Computer Corner

    from the January 2015 issue

    More websites from Tony Sasso Bob Johnson Anthony DiMarino and Joanne Heffernan FamilySearch now publishes an index of the Find A Grave website Find A Grave is an expansive family history database of records and images from the world's cemeteries This collection provides limited indexed data only for a much richer user experience including access to photographs portraits biographies and stories You can follow the link on the record and visit findagrave com Go to https familysearch org search collection Vietnam War Casualties Listed by Home of Record For all of the men and women who fought in the Vietnam...

  2. Computer Corner

    from the February 2015 issue

    Learn to use Google to conduct special searches in Google Image Google Book Google Scholar and much more Let Google find and translate foreign language websites In the Google sear ch page change your preferences under the gear menu in the upper right corner to include non-English language sites among your results and click save preferences Then go to the Google Translation Tool web site to download a button for your browser that translates thirty-four languages to English at the touch of a button Search Google Books to find text from out-of -print books Google is digitizing millions of books...

  3. Computer Corner

    from the May 2015 issue

    More websites from Phil Figario Angela Whitney Frank Progl and Joanne Heffernan Looking for the lost Garabaldini They were Italy's largest ever volunteer army The Achivo Di Stato Di Torino is on track of the forgotten Garibaldini Visit its website at to search their files of approximately Garabaldini Angela Whitney and her son Luke have found an interesting site for researching genealogy The Veritas site has good basic research information and many helpful links Try it New York Genealogy lists over worthwhile record sources for doing genealogy in New York All records are organized by county town and record type...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Consider Us Non-Existent

    from the November 2014 issue

    In July I had the pleasure of speaking about the Calitrani community at the Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania in Lackawanna County In my -minute presentation I mentioned how many documents and memorabilia were still in the possession of families of the original immigrants Upon receiving copies of them I realized how important they were in reconstructing the Calitrani American community I was happy at the end of my lecture to meet some of the grandchildren of these immigrants One attendee Caroline Walsh showed me several documents she had in her possession Her grandmother was Maria Carolina Guadagno who...

  8. Contract worker at National Records Center fired for mishandling draft-card information

    from the May 2015 issue

    ST LOUIS COUNTY An employee of ancestry com who was working at the federal records center in north St Louis County was fired for allegedly throwing out draft-card information a federal administrator said A refile technician puts records away at the National Personnel Records Center in Spanish Lake in a file image The Army records in this area of the records center were from post-WWII thru Photo by J B Forbes jforbes postdispatch com Bryan McGraw director of the National Personnel Records Center said Friday that his staff recovered all the papers some of them from a trash can The...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Cooking? Cleaning? I'd Rather Do Genealogy!

    from the March 2011 issue

    They think that I should cook and clean and be a model wife I tell them it's more interesting to study Grandpa's life They simply do not understand why I hate to go to bed I'd rather do two hundred years of research work instead Why waste the time we have on earth just snoring and asleep When we can learn of ancestors that sailed upon the deep There are priests Rabbis lawmen soldiers more than just a few And yes there's many scoundrels and a bootlegger or two How can a person find this life an awful drudge or...

  12. Correction’s to last Months Newsletter May 2015, Volume 21, Number 5

    from the June 2015 issue

    Page After editing the photo collage for the Italian American Museum the printer reinserted an old collage The correct collage is now included on Page of this newsletter Page Because of a miss-identification the photo described as Mr Luigi Palatucci is incorrect Our thanks to Marie Varrelman Melchiori for her expertise and for alerting us to the correct passport photo from Ancestry s passport collection...

  13. Corrections to the March Newsletter

    from the April 2015 issue

    In last month s President s Message due to an editing error the Mezzogiorno was misrepresented On page paragraph at the end of the sixth line change during to from In the article entitled January Meeting- Newspaper Resources on page the two internet links are incorrect Change the link for Tom Tryniski s video to http reason com reasontv amateur-beats-gov-atdigitizing- newspape The link to the Boolean search tips should be http www lib berkeley edu TeachingLib Guides Internet Boolean pdf...

  14. Correspondence

    from the February 2009 issue

    Enclosed is an article from our local paper about some former Italian POWs return visit to Florence Arizona in where they spend some time during WWII I live in the mobile home park that was built on the land that was once the POW camp In fact my aunt who was teaching in Tempe Arizona bought one of the first lots in I come down here from Illinois each winter and am a member of the history committee in the park Our group is hoping that we can contact some the families of those men in the picture to see...

  15. Cousins Connect

    from the November 2012 issue

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