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  1. I am an Italian-American

    from the May 2010 issue

    My roots are deep in an ancient soil drenched by the Mediterranean sun and watered by pure streams from snow capped mountains I am enriched by thousands of years of culture My hands are those of the mason the artist the man of the soil My thoughts have been recounted in the annals of Rome the poetry of Virgil the creations of Dante and the philosophy of Benedetto Croce I am an Italian-American and from my ancient world I first spanned the seas to the New World I am Cristoforo Colombo I am Giovanni Caboto known in American history as...

  2. I Worked Hard

    from the March 2009 issue

    This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on September and has been included in the Congressional Record December Anthony J Macchiaroli is a cousin of our own Barbara Florio Barbara says Anthony is doing well and is still living in Irwin PA He continues to work as a shoemaker at years old Tomorrow we pause to pay tribute to the workers who built this country Many of those workers were immigrants who came to America seeking a better life Anthony J Macchiaroli is such a worker The -year-old North Versailles resident quietly operates his New Eastland Mall store Valley...

  3. I'm a Believer

    from the December 2006 issue

    Stories of the Italian Christmas Witch Our Paesani Italy is such a magical place for children that they receive gifts from not one but two mythical figures during the holiday season You see in Italy the holiday season really lasts through Jan or the Epiphany and on that day La Befana known to some as the Christmas witch brings goodies to all of Italy's children When my father was a child growing up in Ischia a small island near Napoli he - along with his friends - excitedly awaited the arrival of La Befana every year They would hang their...

  4. I, Immigrant

    from the October 2004 issue

    So I came for paid pounds sterling I am every name they called me With a six-pence and a quid Mick and Polock Wop or Kraut Lire schilling franc and pfennig Frenchie Yid Ruskie Limey And a krona so I did Chink and Spic and more no doubt And Oi came across in steerage I am father with a family Or huddled in the hull I am woman swelled with child With sea-bound rats and faver I am frightened eyes that gaze upon In whut cumfit Oi could cull An ocean rolling wild Said Auf Wiedersehen to Mama I am...

  5. IA Heritage & Cultural Month

    from the November 2010 issue

    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In the five centuries since Christopher Columbus a son of Genoa Italy first set sail across the Atlantic Ocean countless individuals have followed the course he charted to seek a new life in America Since that time generations of Italian Americans have helped shape our society and steer the course of our history During Italian American Heritage and Culture Month we recognize the rich heritage of Americans of Italian descent and celebrate their immeasurable contributions to our Nation Bound by enduring values of faith and family Italian Americans have...

  6. Identical Houses in Colfax, LA

    from the November 2011 issue

    Submitted by Sarah DiNapoli Two houses almost identical stand side-by-side on Colfax s Sixth Street The left one was built for the Jim Tumminellos the one on the right for brother Charles H and a brother Sam occupied one across the street The houses are unique a kind of Victorian style modeled after Marceland Ferrier s own type of building and with his personal special hand-cut trim with local carpenter Frank Wells lending a skilled hand Marceland says Mr Charlie s son Robert had his nature of meticulous measurement more so than Frank But Wells had his wit and most...

  7. Identical Houses in Colfax, Louisiana

    from the April 2004 issue

    Two houses almost identical stand side-by-side on Colfax s Sixth Street The left one was built for the Jim Tumminellos the one on the right for brother Charles H and a brother Sam occupied one across the street The houses are unique a kind of Victorian style modeled after Marceland Ferrier s own type of building and with his personal special hand-cut trim with local carpenter Frank Wells lending a skilled hand Marceland says Mr Charlie s son Robert had his nature of meticulous measurement more so than Frank But Wells had his wit and most likely exhibited it when...

  8. IGG 2012 Scholarship Winners

    from the June 2012 issue

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  9. IGG 2013 Christmas Luncheon

    from the October 2013 issue

    Saturday December at PM Filomena s Italian Restaurant Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square New York - - Menu Hot Antipasto Pizza Chose One Chicken Francese Chicken Parm Eggplant Parm Broiled Salmon Coffee Tea Espresso Cake Entertainment Per Person Please Pay by December Parking Ridgewood Savings Parking Lot North of Hempstead Turnpike Blocks West of New Hyde Park Road Checks Preferred Checks Payable to Italian Genealogical Group Please Mail to Mrs Barbara M Florio North Beech Street North Massapequa New York - -...

  10. IGG 2013 Christmas Luncheon

    from the January 2014 issue

    In spite of the snowy weather our Italian Genealogical Christmas Luncheon at Filomena's Italian Restaurant was quite a success The food as usual was excellent with many selections of antipasto and entrees Fifty Five members signed up and only could not make it due to the snow Those who did not attend will receive their checks as Filomena s as usual only charges for those attending We were entertained by Teresa DeDuonni-Muldoon on the steel drum The winners of the Scholarship Raffle were Marie Scalisi and Dennis Duffy We hope all had an enjoyable and blessed Christmas and wish all...

  11. IGG 2014 Scholarship Winners

    from the June 2014 issue

    Thanks to the hard work of our Scholarship Committee Marie Scalisi Bill Amadio Linda Carco Anne Chiappisi Joan Harley Angela LaGiglia new member Marcelle Manteria Chris Murano and Marilyn Verna we now are ready to announce this year s winners Special thanks go to our members for their contributions Your generosity enabled us to create three scholarships for the first time Also thanks to Sabina Anselmo for creating a runner up prize honoring her parents Josephine and Vito Battista A second runner up prize honoring Craig Lagnese was also created with donations from Mr Mrs Orest Lagnese and J o...

  12. IGG Awarded Malcolm Stern Grant

    from the November 2008 issue

    IAJGS Awards Stern Grant to Italian Genealogical Group IGG Will Create Online Brooklyn Brides Index for NEW YORK CITY October The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies IAJGS has awarded the Rabbi Malcolm H Stern Grant to the Italian Genealogical Group IGG The grant will be used to create computerize and place online an index to the names of women who got married in Brooklyn from through The IGG provides free access to the public to online databases it creates from print and card indexes The databases serve as indexes to th- and th-century birth marriage and death records and...

  13. IGG Chapters

    from the June 2008 issue

    Westchester Chapter June Hesler Joanne Heffernan was the speaker for the chapter meeting held at the Larchmont Public Library on Saturday April th Once again we had a record number of attendees who had gathered to learn how to analyze genealogical documents for clues As Joanne said Your work is never done Using records from her own family research Joanne started off with a birth record Besides the recording of the birth and mother s maiden name one also learns that the child is the eighth in the family and the father s occupation is a tailor From these two...

  14. IGG Christmas Luncheon

    from the January 2010 issue

    Our December Christmas Party again was at Filomena's Restaurant in Franklin Square The food never stopped coming especially the appetizers eggplant zucchini potato croquettes clams calamari pizza and many breads with a bottle of red and white wine at each table Thanks to Bill and Dolores Gimello for getting us a very reasonable price as Dolores knows the owner Many thanks also to MaryAnn DiMarino for making the table prizes she makes and to Marie Pastore for the beautiful table and name cards for each table We had two winners and two raffle prize winners Our newsletter production man Joe...

  15. IGG Christmas Luncheon

    from the November 2010 issue

    SATURDAY DECEMBER - TO PM FILOMENA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE FRANKLIN SQUARE NEW YORK - - MENU Entr e Choices Choose one CHICKEN FRANCESE CHICKEN PARM FILLET OF SOLE EGGPLANT PARM SALAD COFFEE TEA ESPRESSO PER PERSON Please Pay Before December PARKING RIDGEWOOD SAVINGS PARKING LOT NORTH OF HEMPSTEAD TURNPIKE BLOCKS WEST OF NEW HYDE PARK ROAD CHECKS SHOULD WRITTEN TO IGG MAIL TO MRS BARBARA M FLORIO NORTH BEECH STREET NORTH MASSAPEQUA N Y - -...

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