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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Freedom's Rider Caesar Rodney

    from the April 2015 issue

    In Paul Revere's famed midnight ride warned the colonists that the British were coming The following year Caesar Rodney's lesserknown ride through a thunderstorm cast the deciding vote to declare the colonies' independence from the British Empire then the most powerful nation on earth Who was this American patriot The Early Years Caesar Rodney claimed both English and Italian roots being descended from the Adelmare family of Treviso in Italy's northern Veneto region Rodney's gggg-great-grandfather Julius Caesar Adelmare emigrated from Italy to England in around and became a respected physician to British royalty including Queen Elizabeth I About years later...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. From the Computer Desks of...

    from the November 2005 issue

    The winter months ahead are a good time to hunker down and explore some websites We thank Tony Sasso for his contribution of another Steve Morse gold mine We hope you will find the following interesting and informative http globalgenealogy com globalgazette gazrr gazrr htm If you find information that your ancestor was a leech snob or hooker neither laugh nor fluster This interesting site furnishes the researcher with a list of old occupation names and their present meaning http www usgenweb org An overview of each state is available on this site with searchable divisions home page counties and...

  9. From The Computer Desks Of…

    from the April 2005 issue

    From The Computer Desks Of Those of us who love to get knee-deep in the great paper chase a k a genealogy have nothing but grateful praise and admiration for Ed Hess for his dedicated and extremely beneficial monthly Computer Column that had a welcomed long run in the IGG Newsletter Thank you Ed In an effort to try to continue in Ed's shadow Barbara Florio Anthony DiMarino and I are collaborating to periodically offer the readership a list of websites we have found to be both helpful and interesting We hope you will explore them and find a new...

  10. From the Computer Desks of…

    from the September 2005 issue

    From the Computer Desks of Joanne R Heffernan Once again Barbara Florio Anthony Di Marino and I would like to offer our readers some interesting and informative websites that we have found in our computer travels Happy hunting http www brooklyn net neighborhoods html Visit this site for a history of some of the old Brooklyn neighborhoods along with some old Brooklyn stories http www sersale org comunes htm This website is a compilation of many databases that individuals put together concerning the vital records of the towns they research We encourage IGG members who have databases to put them...

  11. From the Computer Desks..

    from the March 2006 issue

    If you re like me you re hoping to get a few snow days this winter in order to be able to explore the internet and go through the genealogy notes always looking for the stone to be unturned We hope the following websites will help you find the stones www bklyn-genealogy-info com Birth This is a rather ecclesiastic group of records including some old baptisms birth indexes etc for a limited number of years but you never know The Newspapers link is particularly interesting www thinksicily com history asp n An interesting assortment of information focused on Sicily including...

  12. Further Adventures in Family Research

    from the April 2015 issue

    A free class about a free website FultonHistory com On Saturday April th beginning at PM Janeen Bjork will teach a hands-on class with strategies and tips for using free newspaper site fultonhistory com for family research The class will be held at the Greenwich Library Technology Training Center Contact Carl White - - to register Register early as class size is limited The Technology Center is located in the main library at West Putnam Avenue at the intersection of Dearfield Drive in central Greenwich CT Phone - This class is a follow-up to the IGG s Valentine's Day presentation...

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