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  1. Making A Difference

    from the December 2004 issue

    Cable TV Show Making A Difference Linda Carco from the German Genealogy Group spoke to Bill Robbins and confirmed the taping of his show Making a Difference Bill is interested in how Richard Haberstroh from the German Genealogy Group John Martino Italian Genealogy Group Kathy McGee Irish History Forum and Joysetta Pearse from the African Atlantic Genealogy Society have helped others learn about their family's history and how the different genealogy groups have worked individually and together in preserving records He also is very interested in the Family History Center Below are the details of the TV show Show Making...

  2. March Meeting-Tony Lauriano

    from the April 2012 issue

    At the March meeting our guest speaker was Tony Lauriano who gave his presentation on Finding Female Maiden Names Tony is an accountant a long time researcher and a popular lecturer and w r i t e r H e h a s re s e ar ch ed f am i l y members in the US back to the Civil War Tony provided a unique approach to analyzing genealogical records by applying accounting techniques to his search Tony s lecture covered all ethnic groups Here are the Italian New York area highlights of his Power Point presentation Tony...

  3. March Meeting: Genograms - Christine Crawford-Oppenheiner

    from the April 2013 issue

    The title of Christine s presentation is Genograms Adding a New Dimension to Your Family Charts Christine explained that a Genogram is a schematic diagram of a person's family relationships and medical history It s a useful tool that goes beyond a traditional family tree you can visualize hereditary patterns and psychological factors in relationships Genograms are used mainly in medicine social work and genetic research few genealogists use them However I see that the newer family tree computer programs include genogram capability Genogram Symbols Christine began her presentation by explaining the genogram symbols She starts with kinship and relationship...

  4. March Mtg. Debra Braverman

    from the April 2010 issue

    Marie Pastore introduced Debra Braverman whose topic was ew York City Substitutes The year US Census is an important family research tool Debra explained that on January the Census was destroyed by fire and water The original and only copies were stored in a room in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington DC In order to put out the fire the fire department poured streams of water into the building and flooded the basement The records were ruined and Congress authorized their destruction Using a computer projector and a Power Point presentation Debra was able to take us...

  5. Marie Elaine Pastore

    from the November 2009 issue

    Marie Elaine Pastore presented So You want to know your Family Beginning Genealogy Where and How to get started Marie provided a very informative beginning genealogy presentation using the Power Point pro- jector with slides of her personal research on her Pastore Frede family Included were slides of her two grandfather s draft registration cards both WWI and WWII and printouts from her Family Tree database including an impressive generation ancestor chart She also had copies of her Pastore Frede and Frede Muller family group sheets family photos and cemetery photos one of the pictures was that of a cousin...

  6. Mario Macaluso

    from the December 2010 issue

    Mario Macaluso was born in Polizzi Generosa Sicily He is a lecturer and a language consultant Mario also taught and supervised the Foreign Language Student-Teacher Program at the Stony Brook University With his background Mario can provide expert professional services to perform family research and translation of documents At our last meeting Mario delivered a lecture entitled Practical A d v i c e a n d Trans lat ion of Authentic Docum e n t s H i s p r e s e n t a t i o n consisted of a series of Power Point s...

  7. May Meeting - Toni McKeen

    from the June 2014 issue

    Our guest speaker at the May meeting was Toni McKeen She presented her lecture on Tips and Tricks for Using Ancestry Toni is a long time genealogical researcher and a genealogy teacher Her presentation consisted of a series of Power Point slides from which she was able to review and discuss images and documents that she has found in performing her own personal research Toni began her lecture at the Ancestry Homepage She says her Three Basic Rules are these start your family tree with yourself and work backwards to your ancestors research a family not just a single surname...

  8. May Meeting Barbara de Mare

    from the June 2008 issue

    Marie Pastore introduced Barbara de Mare an attorney and genealogist from Bergen County NJ Barbara has an extensive background in estate work and showed how important these records can be to genealogists Barbara s lecture was entitled Researching Probate and Deed Records She used several documents to explain how to find the records She explained that prior to the Vital Records era pre th century the only family records available to genealogists were Probate Deed and Petition records Barbara described what can be found in these records and their related documents New York petition and location records can be found...

  9. May Meeting: David Kleinman

    from the June 2010 issue

    Our speaker for the May meeting was David Kleiman who delivered an interactive presentation on clues to ones family heritage The Stories and Cultural Clues to Genealogy Foods Under the very popular category of food Mr Kleinman asked the audience to close their eyes and remember back to a favorite holiday and think of the aroma associated with that day You can just imagine all of the Italian specialties mentioned In his Power Point presentation he showed photos of condiments grains herbs and spices utensils proteins side dishes and table settings Among the utensils he had the mezzaluna chopping tool...

  10. Message Board Postings That Never Get Answered

    from the May 2005 issue

    I don't know about you but for me message boards and mailing lists are an integral part of my genealogical research I make contact with all sorts of people who are actively pursuing their family history They share information in their postings post queries for more information and are often willing to collaborate with you for the purpose of extending their research Best of all these are free resources Perhaps the best message boards on the Internet are at Ancestry com and can be accessed from the tab labeled Message Boards at the top of the main screen Another good...

  11. Milestones of the Italian American Experience

    from the June 2004 issue

    In various prominent Italian-Americans including Legislators Congressman and Senators wanted to establish a national organization in Washington DC and thus the National Italian American Foundation known simply as NIAF was born NIAF and the Order of the Sons of Italy in America have become well-regarded organizations promoting the contributions made to society by Italian Americans A little over a year ago NIAF approached Prof LaGumina about a project fostering research on the internet which would focus on Milestones of the Italian American Experience Prof LaGumina had authored several books on the subject He seemed to be a perfect candidate The...

  12. Military Records

    from the April 2010 issue

    Military Records can be requested online by going online to the National Archives Site http www archives gov veterans evetrecs index html You must be a military veteran or next of kin of a deceased former member of the military The next of kin can be any of the following surviving spouse that has not remarried father mother son daughter sister or brother If you are not the veteran or next of kin you must complete the Standard Form SF See Access to Military Records by the General Public for more details Military personnel and health record information is usually...

  13. Military Records

    from the November 2011 issue

    Editor s ote While searching the ARA website for a source for WWII military records of my Uncle who was a US avy veteran I found this report on the fire at the ational Personnel Records Center At the site I was able to download a Request Pertaining To Military Records ARA form Form Overview On July a disastrous fire at the National Personnel Records Center NPRC destroyed approximately - million Official Military Personnel Files OMPF The records affected Branch Personnel and Period Affected Army Personnel discharged November to January Estimated Loss Air Force Personnel discharged September to January with...

  14. MISSing Angels

    from the November 2011 issue

    Governor Cuomo Approved MISSing Angels Bill for Y State Since New York families who have experienced the tragedy of stillbirth have been fighting for the respect and recognition of birth All states including New York require the family to pay for funeral expenses and issue a death certificate Until now New York did not offer the choice of a birth certificate On June th the New York State legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill to provide a certificate of stillbirth This public health crisis devastates more than New York families each year and more than nationwide Stillbirth is defined as an...

  15. Missing Opportunities

    from the December 2008 issue

    My family is dwindling The recent death of one of my cousins Billy has shaken me out of a false sense of complacency and forced the realization that those of us who are of a certain age range are going to start dying off This was a second cousin a fellow with whom I played occasionally as a child when our families got together for infrequent visits He and his brother and I were never that close because we didn t see each other that often He was six years older and his brother just a little less than fifteen...

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