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  1. Five Steps to Organizing Your Research

    from the January 2005 issue

    This is not about organizing what you've already found It's about organizing what you are going to do What's Your Problem In genealogy we have many problems too many to work on all at once We are most likely to find solutions if we focus on a single problem and stick with it until we reach a conclusion either by finding the solution or by admitting that we can't do any more on it right now Be specific and keep a narrow focus Instead of Who was the wife of Samuel Smith consider the problem statement Did Samuel Smith's wife...

  2. Focaccia de Castellana

    from the May 2008 issue

    This recipe was brought here more than years ago from Castellana Bari It was made of course from the basic staples found in the area at the time Flour onions olive oil ripe black olives were all produced in the local countryside Castellana was a reasonable ride from the Adriatic so I guess that s how they got the anchovies My first memory of this dish was that I didn t like it What child likes onions and anchovies But Grandma took care of me She would take some of the dough season it with olive oil and then bake...

  3. Footsteps Over Roads

    from the March 2004 issue

    Footsteps Over Roads Less Traveled Hearth Fire Revisited Fine-Tuning The Heartstrings The seasons have changed all too rapidly once again one blending into the other in an ordained continuum The world revolves silently on its axis Day falls into night into day The holidays have been tucked away the New Year gifts me early with another birthday It is in the folding and unfolding of the years whereby I have been gifted in another way unforeseen indirect finer than spun gold A health situation requiring my constant presence has called me home to the house of my childhood The journey...

  4. Footsteps Over Roads Less Traveled

    from the December 2004 issue

    Footsteps Over Roads Less Traveled The Blackboard Experience From Person to Personality J R Heffernan Catholic grammar school in the 's and 's was a time to remember Other than a different teacher for art and going to another room for music we had the same teacher in the same classroom all year One teacher one pair of eyes watching over - pairs of eyes watching her in return Order was maintained from the way our books were placed underneath the seat of the desk to how our coat closets were kept Though not always perfectly we learned we respected...

  5. Footsteps Over Roads.....

    from the October 2012 issue

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  6. FOOTSTEPS OVER ROADS.....

    from the November 2012 issue

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  7. For All Those Born Before 1945

    from the April 2014 issue

    We Are Survivors Consider the changes we have witnessed We were born before television before penicil-lin before polio shots frozen foods Xerox plastic contact lenses Frisbees and the' PILL We were before radar credit cards split atoms lazar beams and ballpoint pens before pantyhose dishwashers clothes dryers electric blankets air conditioners drip-dry clothes and before man walked on the moon We got married first and then lived together How quaint can you be In our time closets were for clothes not for coming out of Bunnies were small rabbits and rabbits we were not Volkswagons Designer Jeans were scheming girls...

  8. Foresters of America

    from the November 2009 issue

    Records of Foresters of America Court Roma in Bridgeport CT ick Pasquariello an IGG member who hails from Bridgeport Connecticut has recently donated to the Bridgeport CT Public Library Historical Collections Department much of the archival ma- terial that he discovered in the cellar from his fa- ther's many years of work as the financial secretary c - of the Foresters of America Court Roma He recently stumbled upon more than original hand-written membership applications many dating from the earliest years of the th century e g ff The Foresters of America is a fraternal organi- zation still in existence...

  9. Francesco Sclafani

    from the December 2010 issue

    One of our member volunteers Francesco Sclafani reports on his meeting with Mr Raimondo Lentini in Ribera AG Sicily Raimondo is an expert genealogical researcher on the church records in the Provence of Agrigento He is available to perform your research at reasonable rates Ra imo n d o c a n b e r e a c h e d a t www r a imo n d o l e n t i n i a l t e r v i s t a o r g o r lentini tin it Anyone contacting Raimondo should be...

  10. Fraud! Recount!

    from the October 2010 issue

    A startling reminder in our census year of is that New York City underwent an unprecedented experience in a second federal census General George H Sharpe the former head of the Union Army's Bureau of Military Information was under heavy enemy fire again-but this time the shots aimed at him were verbal and came not from rebel troops but from scores of New York City residents some of the city's newspaper editors and even the mayor General Sharpe in his new position as United States marshal for the Southern District of New York was responsible for taking the federal census...

  11. Free Charts and Forms

    from the January 2006 issue

    Free Charts and Forms You can download free charts and forms to help organize and record your family history at www ancestry com save charts ancchart htm Requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader Charts include Ancestral Chart Allows you to record the ancestors from whom you directly descend Census Extraction Allows you to record census information Forms are available for U S censuses from to Correspondence Record Helps you keep track of those with whom you have corresponded Family Group Sheet Enables you to compile complete correct and connect families Research Calendar Gives an account of every record source you have...

  12. Free Photoduplication Services

    from the February 2013 issue

    At the end of I was informed by the helpful volunteers at the Plainview New York Family History Library that the LDS now provides digital copies of items in their catalog To request digital photocopies from the Family History Library use the form titled Request for Photocopies Census Records Books Microfilm or Microfiche The form can be downloaded from the FamilySearch website at https familysearch org l e a r n w i k i e n i m a g e s f Request for Photocopies pdf Please include a valid email address You can either mail the completed...

  13. From Burgio to Brooklyn

    from the February 2004 issue

    To my Friend Vincent-Ralph DeVincenzo was the inscription in a book that awakened a desire to know who my ancestors were what they were like and where they were from Mr DeVincenzo who sold antiques and Americana at the Nassau Farmer's Market in Bethpage wrote them in September My mom and I went there on a Saturday and as usual I bee-lined for his shop looking at baseball cards from the turn of the century political memorabilia and assorted curiosities I purchased the Redbook of US Coins and he offered to sign it as he was a contributing editor He...

  14. From the Computer Desk of...

    from the December 2005 issue

    h t t p w w w r o a n g e l o n e t vocabula html This beneficial site should not be overlooked if you are researching Italian documents and don't understand the la nguage This is an Italian-American genealogical dictionary that contains numerous terms and legalese found in Italian documents and provides the English meanings of them http www surnamenavigator org By trying different spellings of your name you might have success in the quick- find file card style website that instantly presents surname searches through Ellis Island the LDS databases Google Rootsweb cemetery inscriptions...

  15. From the Computer Desks of...

    from the October 2005 issue

    h t t p w w w immigrantesitalianos com This website focuses on the Italians who emigrated to Brazil A multitude of links are provided The site is in Spanish www rootsweb com Whether new to genealogy or a seasoned researcher you should explore the Message Boards on Rootsweb click on the Message Boards box toward the top of the screen Three divisions of boards appear surnames localities and topics Surname boards can be found by clicking on the appropriate first letter of the name and following the instructions Localities are first divided into the US Canada and United Kingdom...

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