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  1. Federation Indexing Project

    from the May 2012 issue

    Have you ever wondered how all of our ancestor s precious records are made available to us If you missed our Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy meeting today you missed an opportunity to see what John Martino Don Eckerle and Bob Boeckle do with their time Their spare time is put into making our lives easier Through the years they have come across thousands of ancestral records These records include New York City birth death and marriage records ships manifests naturalization papers and military records some of which were located originally in books churches county offices and the National Archives to say...

  2. Federation of Genealogical Societies

    from the January 2006 issue

    Federation of Genealogical Societies Wiilliam S Gimello Events January Florida Fort Meyers Michael John Neill will be the featured speaker at the Ancestor Tracking Seminar sponsored by the Lee County Genealogical Society For more information see the society's Web site http www rootsweb com fllcgs March Virginia Fall Church The Fairfax VA Genealogical Society announces its annual conference Something for Everyone-A Conference for Today featuring Christine Rose Linda Woodward Geiger and T Humphrey For information and registration see the society's Web site http www fxgs org send an e-mail to fxgs cox net or write to Fairfax Genealogical Society Attn...

  3. Federation of Genealogical Societies

    from the April 2007 issue

    Our New Jersey members should be interested in this New Jersey State Archives information on marriages I am since my mother's father migrated to Hammonton NJ in the 's My father's parents settled in Philadelphia in and later moved to Camden NJ in - New Jersey New Jersey State Archives An index to marriages performed in New Jersey - is online at the above Web site This covers most of the counties others are being added Searches may be made by name of groom bride county or registration or year of marriage The entry lists book and page number to...

  4. Ferramonti Interment Camp

    from the October 2010 issue

    Calabria s Forgotten Interment Camp A Hofstra University professor rediscovers the region s World War II history When the A- Autostrada between Salerno and Reggio Calabria was constructed in the s engineers decided to build the highway directly through a forgotten fascist internment camp from World War II - with the result that today millions of Italians and thousands of tourists rush right past an important historical site literally divided by modernity and historical amnesia Just north of Cosenza during the dark days of World War II this camp named Ferramonti was located near the tiny town of Tarsia To...

  5. Find the Italian Town

    from the October 2012 issue

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  6. Finding Italian Records

    from the May 2012 issue

    Objective Find Italian records on my great grand parents Information Known Family came from southern Italy My paternal grandmother lived in Brooklyn NY until her death in Her first name is Julia maiden name unknown Step Since I knew the year of her passing I could go to the NYC Archives to search for vital records At the NYC Archives I found her married name of Julia Lauriano on the Archives index file It indicated she lived at th Ave Brooklyn NYC and died on May a t a g e a n d g a v e h e...

  7. Finding Maiden or Married Names

    from the June 2005 issue

    I was browsing through the new French- Canadian Sources book from Ancestry the other day and I stumbled on an interesting fact Women in French society do not lose their maiden names They are called by their married names socially but in all official civil and church records they are known by their maiden name The identity of their spouse may be mentioned but not necessarily This usually carries over to their tombstones p I suddenly wished I had more French ancestors Seriously though locating our female relatives can be a challenge We frequently run into situations where we need...

  8. Finding Ship's Manifest

    from the January 2012 issue

    The jewel of family history documents for many of us is the actual Ship s Manifest listing our family member s arrival in America The manifest is usually the first recorded history of our family in America From the US census we can learned the year our family members first came to America Keep in mind however that the and census reports might indicate different arrival years Sometimes our ancestors forgot the actual year My maternal grandfather listed the year of arrival as and on three successive census reports A three year time frame is close enough to help to...

  9. Finding the Cemetery Where a Great-Grandmother is buried

    from the January 2014 issue

    The only information the family has is The lady's married name - Maria Benevento She died about or thereabout Somewhere in the Northeast USA Steps to start the research You can use the website ancestry com this is a pay website that has some cemetery listings or you can try the free cemetery websites to see if the name has been recorded by volunteers findagrave com billiongraves com internment net I decided to try the free websites first Maria s name not listed on internment net or billiongraves com The name Maria Benevento was listed on findagrave com with the...

  10. Finding the Cemetery Where Great - Grandmother is Buried

    from the May 2014 issue

    The only information the family has is as follows - The lady's married name - Maria Benevento - She died about or thereabout - Somewhere in the Northeast USA Steps to start the research - use the website ancestry com This is a paid website that has some cemetery listings or - try the free cemetery websites to see if the name is recorded by volunteers - findagrave com - billiongraves com - internment net I decided to try the free websites first - Name not listed on internment net or billiongraves com - The name Maria Benevento was listed...

  11. Finding Your Relatives in Italy

    from the March 2012 issue

    It all started out a few years ago when I learned of the Italian Genealogical Group in Bethpage and attended my first meeting as a guest From the moment I came into the meeting I was very w a r m l y g r e e t e d b y t h e members It was then that I knew this is an organization I wanted to be a part of The meeting started with an introduction of guests and new members who were asked the family name they are researching and what town they are from At...

  12. Fiorello LaGuardia - A Bit of Nostalgia

    from the December 2005 issue

    Fiorello LaGuardia - A Bit of Nostalgia Part I Ignatius DiGuardia This is written aboard an Italian ship cruising to the Caribbean Islands celebrating my st birthday yet I feel as if I were sitting on a high mountain top reviewing times past when I was just and making political speeches for Fiorello LaGuardia when he became mayor of New York City and the following years for his protege Vito Marcantonio who later became our congressman for many years apartments on each floor with common toilets We dreaded the winter weather because the toilet pipes would freeze Stickball was our...

  13. Fiorello LaGuardia - A Bit of Nostalgia Part II

    from the January 2006 issue

    Fiorello LaGuardia - A Bit of Nostalgia Part II Ignatius DiGuardia After the election of the new mayor a movie which clearly hinted at party corruption was produced Playing the part of Jimmy Walker was a well-known actor Brian Donlevy In one scene of the picture it showed the mayor rising from his chair while talking to someone seeking political favor The mayor walked to a wall showing a photo of Yankee Stadium and told his visitor there were in attendance at that game Obviously he was indicating that it would cost that much to get the favor Much has...

  14. First Impressions

    from the May 2005 issue

    First Impressions Paula Stuart Warren CGRS I recently began work on a new research project As I progressed through my usual preparation routine I realized that most of my work steps have not varied over the years The first impression when reviewing something new is often a fantastic impression I have learned to not just think about the project or task and the research process but to actually make immediate notes In the excitement upon finding or receiving a family clue or record my mind goes off in a dozen different directions Years ago after simply letting my mind go...

  15. First Impressions

    from the October 2013 issue

    I recently began work on a new research project As I progressed through my usual preparation routine I realized that most of my work steps have not varied over the years The first impression when reviewing something new is often a fantastic impression I have learned to not just think about the project or task and the research process but to actually make immediate notes In the excitement upon finding or receiving a family clue or record my mind goes off in a dozen different directions Years ago after simply letting my mind go in these directions I realized that...

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