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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Five Steps to Organizing Your Research

    from the February 2004 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. Footsteps Over Roads Less Travelled

    from the March 2015 issue

    Finding Aunt Maggie So Close and Yet So Far So the story goes late one night a burglar broke into an upscale home He quietly snuck into the living room but froze in his steps when a voice loudly said St Michael is watching you When silence returned the burglar proceeded to fill his sack with valuables Again the voice boomed St Michael is watching you Very frightened the burglar stopped in his tracks and looked around In a corner he saw a parrot sitting on a perch He asked the parrot Was that you who said St Michael is...

  11. Footsteps Over Roads.....

    from the October 2012 issue

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  12. FOOTSTEPS OVER ROADS.....

    from the November 2012 issue

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  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

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