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  1. October 2004 Service Awards

    from the November 2004 issue

    This year we have many members who received Volunteer Service Awards and certificates There were two categories recognized The Armand Tarantelli Service Award and certificates went to members who volunteer their services to our genealogy group The second award and certificates went to our members for service in helping to preserve the many records and projects with John Martino at the National Archives Members recognized for the Armand Tarantelli certificates were as follows Anthony Romano Mike Genovese Marilyn Verna Bud Pape Ann Chiappisi Frank Chiappisi The Armand Tarantelli Service Awards went to two outstanding members for excellent service to our...

  2. October Meeting-Toni McKeen

    from the November 2012 issue

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  3. October Mtg.-Tony Di Bartolo

    from the November 2010 issue

    Our speaker at the October meeting was Anthony Di Bartolo whose topic was Steps to Start Your Family Tree Tony took us through a heartfelt story of how he was able to put together his family history despite old Sicilian myths The presentation included slides of his personal records and photos that he received from his family after they learned of his research endeavor He also has photos from his visits to the ancestral towns at which he was welcomed royally Gather What You Know About Your Family Tony displayed a family chart starting with his Sicilian and Napolitano grandparents...

  4. of the original bearers. Gallo or Galliano looked

    from the January 2005 issue

    of the original bearers Gallo or Galliano looked like roosters Izzo or Loizzo were snail like Mussolini and Muscarella looked like flies or gnats while Martinello looked like a lady bug Fasano looked like a pheasant and Caliendo sang like a lark Colombo seemed like a dove and Capra was goat-like Volpe had the appearance of a fox Lupo a wolf Urso a bear Trago a frog and Agnello was as gentle as a lamb Some Italian names are patronyms This is a word which means named after the father DiGiovanni Di or DeCristoforo DeFranco and DiNunzio are examples but...

  5. On the Street Where You Live

    from the February 2011 issue

    Back in the n i n e t e e n - s i x t i e s G r a n d m a R o s i n a B a c c a r e l l i Simone spoke of love and marriage back in Italy in her day I guess you could say the story started on a b a l c o n y ove r looking the street where she lived It was She was years old when she decided that she was going to marry Grandpa From her vantage point on...

  6. One Easy Way to Connect

    from the January 2007 issue

    Food One Easy Way to Connect With the Past One sure way to reconnect with our Italian roots is to taste those treasured old recipes that have been handed down from one generation to the next Instantly we are sharing experiences with people and places of another century One of our families treasures is simply called Chicken with Wine It arrived in America with my grandparents in My grandmother told me she got it from her mother-in-law Filomena D Onchia Filomena was born on Nov She married my great-grandfather Vito Michele Simone on June in her home town of Alberobello...

  7. Online 1925 Bklyn Census Name Index

    from the January 2005 issue

    Another project has opened on the Steve Morse Web Site Suzanne Danet is tackling an every name index for the Brooklyn Census This project when completed will be a valuable resource for NYC researchers There are a number of films to transcribe but Suzanne has compiled enough names to warrant opening the utility to the public Steve has put this new utility and the NYC Geographical Search Utility under construction in a separate folder called New York Census at http www stevemorse org...

  8. Order Your IGG Cookbook

    from the October 2009 issue

    The popular IGG Cookbooks are available for early holiday shoppers They are chock full of authentic recipes from our members from their various regions of Italy The price is with a additional charge for mailing Order now to be sure to receive as many copies as you want They make great Christmas presents Just send in your order and your cookbook s will be shipped promptly Fill out this order form please print and mail it with your check payable to IGG to Angela LaGiglia Quincy Place West Islip Y Name Address City State Zip Phone E-mail I wish copies...

  9. Organizational Problems

    from the November 2006 issue

    My Top Five Organizational Problems One of the biggest challenges faced by family historians is how to keep the growing collection of records charts and forms in order I thought we'd address some of those problems in this week's newsletter This is a topic that I feel qualified to discuss since I have made pretty much every mistake possible in this area at one point or another Cut Back the Forest of Family Trees Over the years I've used a variety of genealogical software programs I experiment with many of them both for work purposes and for my own family...

  10. Organizit!

    from the October 2008 issue

    Guest Speaker- Marie Pastore introduced our guest speaker Dr Rhoda Miller a Certified Genealogist and President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island She has lectured and volunteered widely on genealogy Her talk was entitled Organizit Reducing Your Research Clutter Dr Millers lecture addresses solutions to some common problems Are you reasonably able to locate your research data Is your paper work out of control Do you know where everything is Do you have piles of paper on the dining room table Dr Miller defines clutter as stuck energy and says old books don t leave space for new...

  11. Origins and Misspelled Italian Surnames

    from the March 2013 issue

    The IGG January program consisted of a panel of experts in genealogy who answered questions from the audience One of the frequent questions was related to the misspelling of Italian surnames and the origin of the meanings of surnames This topic of surnames reminded me of an article that appeared in the IGG Newsletter several years ago I searched my files and found an article entitled The Origins of Italian Surnames by Dr John Christoforo a professor at both Cambridge College and Boston University in the January issue of the IGG Newsletter Since the IGG has experienced a large increase...

  12. Orphan Train Riders

    from the September 2012 issue

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  13. Ossi da Morte

    from the November 2007 issue

    Bones of the dead and beans of the dead November is a time of remembrance whether it be All Souls Day or Veterans Day or Thanksgiving It is a time to remember those who came before us and paved the way for us It is a time to be grateful for the lives and sacrifices of those family members friends military members and pioneers who came to America All have had an influence on who we are and where and how we live our daily lives It is in this spirit that this article is shared with you Here is...

  14. Otto Frank

    from the February 2007 issue

    January --Two summers ago Estelle Guzik a volunteer archivist at New York City's YIVO Institute for Jewish Research came across a curious file previously not indexed a cache of letters written by Anne Frank's father Otto The roughly documents including considerable correspondence from Otto Frank to friends family and officials reveal just how desperately Mr Frank who survived the Holocaust was trying to save his wife Edith his mother-in-law Rosa Hollander and his daughters Margot and Anne The until now undisclosed trove of documents include letters Otto Frank wrote between April and Dec when Germany declared war on the U...

  15. Our Contributions

    from the April 2005 issue

    Guest Speaker at March Meeting Joanne R Heffernan Inclement weather prevented our scheduled guest speaker from attending the meeting The film Our Contributions The Italians in America was featured instead The presentation covered several aspects within American life that have been positively impacted over the years by Italians Many noted Italians representing the different fields in which Italian have contributed to American society spoke about their experiences in their field and about growing up in immigrant households These included Robert Loggia Bernadette Castro Pat Cooper Vittorio Amorusso Joe Paterno Jack Scalia Gay Talese Geraldine Ferraro and Tommy Lasordo A large...

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