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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. In the June Light of Northern Italy, the Bliss of Bergamo

    from the October 2016 issue

    A few years ago I decided that the best time to go to Europe was June It was mostly because everywhere we might visit the local population was still at work at school at home and it would be easier to sneak around pretending not to be a tourist When we decided to go to Bergamo we intended to stay for a day or two part of a mini tour of northern Italy before visiting friends in Lake Como but once we got there we couldn t leave It was a lesson in being unprepared in having bought the guidebook...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Index of Topics-Volume 19

    from the September 2013 issue

    Index of Topics in Newsletters of the Italian Genealogical Group Volume - September to June Articles Ways to Find Your East European Ancestors in - Lisa Alzo Feb Year Old Rabbi Barbara Aiello Rescues Lost Worlds - Interviewed by Susan Schnur May A Letter Leads to New Cousins- Sabina B Anselmo Mar Arlington National Cemetery Update Dec Barry s Gen Tip Occupations MyGenShare com Oct Battagliese-Genealogia Dec Case of Pasquale Imperato - Armand Tarantelli Apr Celebrations At First Invite She Declined- Newsday A Celebrations Sep Church Restoration Floral Park NY Oct Churches of New York City -Merrill White NY Times...

  7. Index September, 2005-June, 2006

    from the September 2006 issue

    Index of Topics in Newsletters of the IGG Volume - September to June Arizona Researching Italian Ancestors in Arizona Jun Cristofore Colombo Wm S Gimello Oct Easter in Italy Apr Go Online P Warren Jan Giuseppe P DiMaggio J Battagliese Sep Year F Progl Sep Mystery of Cipriano Pedrini M Smolenyak May Reaching Out to Extended Family M Neill Sep Searching Your Ancestry Wm Battagliese Oct Short Story T Annicelli Feb Taking Another Look J Smith Jun Time Traveling With Ancestors M Taylo Jun Using Roots Web Heffernan Apr Why Are They Buried There G Morgan May WW I Draft...

  8. Indexes to New York City Marriage Licenses 1908-1929 Now Online

    from the November 2016 issue

    From to New York City kept two sets of marriage records Most but not all couples reported their marriages to both the City Clerk and the New York City Department of Health See Leslie Corn s article City Clerk's Marriage Licenses New York City - One of th Century Genealogy s Best Primary Sources NYG B Newsletter now New York Researcher Spring Members can view an updated version published as a Research Aid article on the NYG B website This spring the indexes for marriage licenses from the New York City Clerk's office that were previously available only on microfilm...

  9. Initial Steps in Finding Your Ancestors

    from the December 2010 issue

    Their history is your history This has been the theme of my genealogy lectures over the years Nonna would have said it something like la lora storia e la nostra storia For many Italian-Americans our families may have immigrated to America about years ago My maternal great grandparents arrived at the Castle Garden New York City immigration station on May on the ship Vincenzo Florio having departed from Naples This was unknown to me until I started serious genealogical research But how do we start the research Begin With Yourself Gather all the family stories and documents you have Then...

  10. Initial Steps in Finding Your Ancestors

    from the January 2011 issue

    Finding the Immigrant Ship s Manifest With the initial research steps highlighted in the first Genealogy article we can now continue to procure other US records of our family Records that will reveal key information to ultimately obtain Italian records The jewel of family history documents for many of us is the actual Ship s Manifest listing our family member s arrival in America The manifest is usually the first recorded history of our family in America From the US Census we learned the year they first came to America Keep in mind however that the and census reports might...

  11. Inside Story

    from the October 2010 issue

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  12. Interesting Articles

    from the February 2004 issue

    The following articles can be found on the Web Hopefully some of you will find them useful Below you will find a brief description of each article and the URL where it can be found - Port of Entry Can Help Find Ancestral Records While a few immigrants here and there came through the odd door most came through specified ports of entry http gentod com columns everyday html - Basics of Land Record Research The acquisition of land had an effect upon the colonization and settlement of the United States Land is human history Your research should always include...

  13. Interesting History

    from the March 2011 issue

    They used to use urine to tan animal skins so families used to all pee in a pot and then once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery If you had to do this to survive you were Piss Poor But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot They didn't have a pot to piss in and were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it think about how things used...

  14. It Happened in Italy

    from the November 2010 issue

    Ambassador chats with author Elizabeth Bettina about her new book detailing the experiences of Holocaust survivors in Italy Elizabeth Bettina is the author of the book It Happened in Italy Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust Released by Thomas Nelson Publishers in the book tells the virtually unknown and almost unbelievable story of Jews who survived World War II in Italy Bettina began researching the story in after being inspired by an old photograph of Jews standing on the steps of her maternal grandmother's church in the town of Campagna near Salerno...

  15. It's Not in the Court House

    from the May 2010 issue

    Five Reasons It's ot in the Courthouse Five Reasons It's ot in the Courthouse and divorce records in Nevada are only available from the county Since records may have been permanently relocated it is important to make contact with the county in advance of a visit or ordering records Reason Four Records Have Been Lost or Destroyed General William Tecumseh Sherman did not destroy every courthouse in Georgia as one genealogist once tried to convince me Nor did the Union Army destroy all the courthouses in Tennessee Mississippi and Alabama as others have tried to convince me Don't laugh though...

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