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  1. February Meeting

    from the February 2008 issue

    Understanding Latin Records For many Italian researchers the idea of researching in church records is a dream but for many others such as in Sicily and some other areas of Italy the records are available on microfilm The problem is that most of us can t read them Dr Mario Macaluso a former teacher and Foreign Language Department Chairman of Syosset Long Island NY High School for years will be leading our February meeting He promises to help us with deciphering those records and give a handle on understanding the Latin language Dr Macaluso besides his other accomplishments has written...

  2. February Meeting - Dr. Salvatore Primeggia

    from the March 2014 issue

    Our guest speaker at the February meeting was Dr Salvatore Primeggia He lectured on Tracing Italian Immigration History to the Italian American Present His lecture was very comprehensive enlightening and current Here are some of the highlights The North of Italy vs the South Italian Unification took place from - The North and the South were two different Italys The North was more successful in preparing the legislation The Italian government was dominated by Northerners and Southerners were hurt by high taxes and high protective tariffs on northern industrial goods Because of their looks northern Italians were more accepted in...

  3. February Meeting - Newspaper Resources

    from the March 2015 issue

    Guest Speaker Janeen Bjork presented her PowerPoint slide program entitled Online Newspaper Resources for Italian Americans Janeen is a year television research veteran who has been able to apply her research skills to genealogy Janeen was asked by her sister-in-law to research her family for the sake of her niece and nephew who were only getting half the story from their mother The results are over years of family photos and newspaper stories covering six generations of her family that include announcements for births marriages and anniversaries career highlights awards club and school news sports stories real estate transactions advertisements...

  4. February Meeting-Art Sniffin

    from the March 2012 issue

    At the February meeting our guest speaker was Arthur Sniffin of the Huntington Historical Society and the LI Federation of Genealogical Societies Art is a long time family history researcher and regularly organizes group trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City His lecture was entitled Breaking Through Brick Walls Art s steps to open doors are based upon his own experiences and he uses the information and family documents he has collected in his presentation Here is a summary of his presentation Go Back and Look Art say s you should take the time to review the...

  5. February Meeting-Fire! Flood! Hurricane! Hard Drive Crash!

    from the April 2014 issue

    Guest Speaker Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer presented Fire Flood Hurricane Hard Drive Crash Are You Prepared for a Disas-ter Christine is a profes-sional librarian and a ge-nealogist with a back-ground of maintaining computer data Recalling the Long Island disaster stories of Hurricane Sandy Christine knew that she had come to the right place Back-up Copies Back-up digitized files on computer disks CDs and External Hard Drives Christine says flash drives are the best way to back-up data You should rotate the data to or flash drives Cloud storage is a new internet storage service designed to store your personal back-up files The...

  6. February Mtg. Toni McKeen

    from the March 2010 issue

    Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Ancestors Toni McKeen says You have gathered the data Now learn how to make the information come alive Learn how to assemble a book about your relatives Using an Outline and a Power Point presentation Toni was able to take us through the steps to develop a book about our ancestors Toni s theory is to Keep in Mind that the book does not have to be perfect It s not going to be published It s not a contest The book can be as long as yo u want Toni s motto...

  7. Federation Genealogical Societies

    from the December 2007 issue

    General The New York Military Naturalization Project Database consists of over individuals from all over the country These records are from the World War I World War II and the Korean War eras They include names of military personnel who petitioned the government for citizenship while at various military camps situated in the New York Tri-State area Many soldiers were processed for discharge in New York although they may not have been from the New York area Searches are by surname or Soundex code The index was compiled by members from groups that make up the Genealogy Federation of Long...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2016

    from the April 2016 issue

    August - September Springfield Illinois Time Travel Centuries of Memories A Conference for the Nation s Genealogists FGS and local host the Illinois State Genealogical Society invite you to join genealogists and family historians from throughout the world for some innovative time traveling experiences in Springfield IL Learn from exceptional speakers network with other researchers stroll through a large exhibit hall filled to the brim with vendors and take in the amazing sites and sounds of Illinois capital city Hotel Reservations Are Open Main Conference Hotel Wyndham Springfield City Center E Adams St Springfield IL - The conference rate is...

  12. 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...

  13. Fifty Questions For Family History Interviews

    from the January 2016 issue

    Many folks are taking advantage of the FamilySearch initiative Meet My Grandma The initiative focuses on writing about memories of her typically from the memory and experience of the writer It is a wonderful exercise that benefits not only the writer but the family and friends of grandma We should also write more in-depth histories about our ancestors Hopefully we capture their memories knowledge sense of humor and sense of reality from their perspective A great way to uncover clues to your family history or to get great quotes for journaling in a heritage scrapbook is a family interview By...

  14. Find the Italian Town

    from the October 2012 issue


  15. FindAGrave Volunteer Accidentally Damages Tombstones

    from the December 2014 issue

    The Olive Tree Genealogy Blog by Lorine McGinnis Schulze One of Tennessee's oldest church cemeteries had several tombstones permanently damaged recently A FindAGrave volunteer is suspected of damaging several historic graves with a wire brush at the New Providence Presbyterian Church on Stoney Point Road in Surgoinsville When questioned the man told police he wanted to get a better photo of the inscriptions on the tombstones for people who had requested photos After scrubbing the stones and taking his photos he uploaded them to the FindAGrave website The dark stain that builds up on tombstones over time was scrubbed clean...

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