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  1. IGG Scholarship Winners

    from the September 2013 issue

    st Prize Danielle Torre Commack NY Commack High School with her parents and President Angela LaGiglia Josephine and Vito Battista Memorial Scholarship Victoria Broncato Glen Head NY Walter Kleinmann Sacred Heart Academy Hempstead Victoria along with her mother grandmother and President Angela LaGiglia Victoria s grandmother Damiana Testa is with The Italian American Committee on Education She coordinates and teaches adult and children Italian language classes at St Luke s Center in Whitestone Queens For more information call her at - -...

  2. IGG Scholarship Winners More winning essays

    from the September 2014 issue

    Maria Anna Paone Waldorf High School Garden City NY I am very proud of my Italian heritage and the fact that I am one hundred percent Italian My father was born in Rome and my mother is the daughter of US born children whose parents were born in Italy I feel connected to my ancestors through stories told by my family as well as visiting the cities in Italy from where they immigrated My mother found a cassette tape that my grandmother recorded telling the story of her family which my mother later made into a movie by adding photographs...

  3. IGG Scholarships

    from the September 2010 issue

    Local Students Win IGG Scholarships At our June meeting IGG awarded in scholarships to four local students who had shown evidence of advanced research in family history These high school seniors were also highly recommended by their teachers because of their exceptional academic records and community service The students selected were Alana Brolly of Nyack H S recipient of our scholarship and Lauren Calderaro of Seaford H S Jaimie Di Palma of West Islip H S and Matthew Rieger of Locust Valley H S all of whom were awarded scholarships The scholarship competition was open to all high school seniors...

  4. IGG Scholarships

    from the November 2014 issue

    I am happy to report that the scholarship program for is well underway As part of that program we encourage those who wish to memorialize a special person or event to contribute towards an individual award Amounts of and up will be accepted We always have many fine applications and this gives us the opportunity to reward as many as possible Email to supersuds optonline net to discuss and make arrangements My thanks to Angela LaGiglia and Mr Mrs Bill Amadeo for their help stuffing envelopes to send out the chances They were mailed out on Monday and by Thursday...

  5. IGG Scholarships to be Awarded

    from the April 2005 issue

    Federal Census In March amidst much fanfare and excitement the census was released to the public Within a few months genealogical companies had completed an all-name index to the microfilms The census is important not only for the new information in it but also because it had one of the highest amounts of participation by the US citizens It is important also because the count was taken April just over five months after the October stock market crash that plunged the country into the Depression One question asked whether someone had worked the previous day another asks to give what...

  6. IGG Spring Luncheon

    from the April 2010 issue

    June Luncheon The Italian Genealogical Group will host its annual June Luncheon on Saturday June th at oon after the IGG General Meeting at the Bethpage Library Tickets are per person and must be prepaid at the May th meeting Please check your choice of sandwich Eggplant Potatoes and Eggs Chicken Parmesan Mozzarella-Tomato-Roasted Peppers Grilled Chicken-Roasted Peppers Mozzarella Seating is limited so please prepay early Everyone enjoyed last year s June luncheon meeting and socializing with other members We know this year s turnout will be just as successful See you all there Please make checks to IGG or mail...

  7. IGG Volunteer Awards Ceremony

    from the November 2008 issue

    At the October th meeting Barbara Florio and Angela LaGiglia presented the Italian Genealogical Group Volunteer Service Awards The Armand Tarantelli Volunteer of the year award was presented to the Pittsburgh Chapter s Kathy Rosella IGG Volunteer Certificates were awarded to Marie Cappezzuto Mary Louise Macchiaroli and Tom Demont all members of the Pittsburgh Chapter Tom Demont was at the meeting to accept his certificate and carried the other certificates home for presentation at their Chapter meeting Local IGG members to receive Volunteer Certificates were Joe Laguidi and Marie Pastore Joe Lagudi and Barbara Florio Marie Pastore and Barbara Florio...

  8. IGG Westchester Chapter

    from the June 2004 issue

    IGG members Phil Figario Vincenzo Sperandio and June Hesler presented a program on writing to Italy or not Seventeen interested persons attended the program held at the Larchmont Public Library on April th June Hesler started off the program by showing web sites and mentioning books for getting started and finding information about Italian records Phil Figario talked about his experience using the Family History Library microfilm to find the records for his family and his wife's family He also handed out copies of the records he had received and mentioned that if you receive a film whose quality is...

  9. Immigrant Bonanza

    from the January 2009 issue

    If you haven't checked it out yet Ancestry com's Immigration Collection is a remarkable resource for the many of us who have had a hard time crossing the pond That would be true if it simply included the first-ever indexing of - New York arrivals-- up until now a black hole for many of us who weren't lucky enough to have specifics of their ancestors' arrivals But if you take a look you'll see that the collection includes many other ports e g Baltimore Boston New Orleans San Francisco etc and time frames ranging from the s to the s...

  10. Immigrant Life

    from the December 2004 issue

    Immigrant Life The following story originally appeared in the NY Times on Monday October We have condensed the article in order to provide insight into the situations that our ancestors encountered upon arriving in their new country Ten Were Killed In Subway Disaster Of fourteen men buried by the collapse of the roof in the rapid transit tunnel at One Hundred and Ninety-fifth Street on Saturday night ten are dead and the remaining four seriously injured Blasts had been made in the section under Fort George hill and a few minutes later a gang of twenty-two men had gone into...

  11. Immigrant Life

    from the March 2014 issue

    Jim Dwyer in his About New York column that appeared in the New York Times last month reported on the opening of the new glass elevator at the Dyckman Street Station on the No line in northern Manhattan In his column Mr Dwyer recalled the construction of the city s first subway line The first subway line of New York the No burst from the ground at a place in Upper Manhattan called Fort George Hill around March having traveled two miles north from around th Street through solid rock It was a conquest of geology blasting through rock that...

  12. Immigrants

    from the April 2011 issue

    Excerpt from Italian Pride - Reasons to Be Proud You re Italian by Federico and Stephen Moramarco Although it can be said that Italians were the first Europeans to emigrate to America C h r i s t o p h e r C o l u m b u s a n d Amerigo Vespucci the first major wave of emigration from Italy to America occurred in the late s coinciding with the time Italy declared itself a unified nation That unity however came at a great price Living conditions in the area south of Rome known as the...

  13. In Appreciation from a Grateful Country

    from the September 2015 issue

    This is the story of one American who though not born in this country was to earn his citizenship on the battlefield in France in and serve his adopted country unselfishly throughout his life He was my father John A Viole and this is his story My father was born in a little town in southern Italy called Stignano in the providence of Calabria on June The town is on a hill more than three hundred meters in height and is part of the remains of a fort This structure had long protected Stignano from bands of Turks and Greeks...

  14. Index of Newsletter Topics

    from the October 2008 issue

    Index of Topics in ewsletters of the Italian Genealogical Group Volume - September to June Articles A Cousin Found and Lost A Holland Nov Adventures Continues M Verna Nov Avoiding Assumptions M J Neill Feb Apr Christopher Columbus Oct CMU Team s Scanner Unlocks Secrets from the Past J Vellucci Mar Federation of Genealog Societies W Gimello Dec Holiday Memories Southern Italian Style M Genovese Jan Justice WWII Ital-Amer Immigrants Oct Mystery of the Grave A DiBartolo Dec Myth of Ellis Island Name Changes R Eastman Mar Ossi da morte M Genovese Nov Regaining the Momentum J Smith Jun Searching...

  15. Index of Topics in Newsletters of the Italian Genealogical Group Volume 20 September 2013 to June 2014

    from the September 2014 issue

    A Gift to My Father - Jo Solomito Haslam Nov A Hour Genealogy Celebration - Toni McKeen Oct Ask the Laywer Italy s Legal System - G Girardi Esq Feb Avoid Frustration of Wrong Family - Paul Duxbury Apr Becoming Americans Italian Experience in the New World - M Falabella Nov Brooklyn Bakery Named for No One - Jancee Dunn Apr Columbus Day Oct Connections and Coincidences - Michael S Genovese Jun Discovering That I Was Italian - Bob LaNoce May Everyone Has A Story - Dr Marilyn Verna Feb Excellence in Genealogy - NGS Awards Jun Family Search Blog...

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