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  1. Pittsburgh Chapter News

    from the June 2014 issue

    The March program featured Pat Manetti and Marianne Zummuto They visited Italy and shared their experience meeting relatives in the Abruzzo and Campania Regions Kathy Rosella Pr esident announced that the language department of the University of Pittsburgh will sponsor an Italian film festival The Cleveland chapter of POINT is hosting a one day seminar on June The chapter will rent a bus and attend Next month their program will be presented by Cyndi Ulrich demonstrating Italian genealogy websites that can be accessed from home The Pennsylvania Archives are now providing death records on Ancestry Cindy Ulrich assistant librarian of...

  2. Pittsburgh Chapter News

    from the October 2014 issue

    The spring meetings of the Pittsburgh Chapter were very busy They nicknamed themselves the Roots in the Boot Members Pat Manetti and Marianne Zummuto visited Italy and shared their experience meeting relatives in the Abruzzo and Campania Regions Kathy Rosella president announced events at local venues The language department of the University of Pittsburgh had an Italian film festival The Dante Alighieri Society hosted a presentation about olive oil and balsamic vinegar at the Pittsburgh Public Market The St Jude Lodge meeting presenter was Lou Cosocco who discussed Italian customs and traditions The Pennsylvania Archive is now providing death records...

  3. Pittsburgh Chapter News

    from the September 2015 issue

    Kathy Rosella Pittsburgh chapter president reports that the chapter viewed a DVD entitled The Secret Jews of Calabria The CD was produced by Rabbi Barbara Aiello a rabbi originally from the Pittsburgh area who founded a synagogue in Serrastretta Calabria Rabbi Barbara's father was born in Serrastretta Many Italian-Americans do not realize that Spain at one time controlled a third of the way up Italy's boot Prior to the Inquisition the population of Sicily and Calabria was about percent Jewish To escape persecution many Jewish Italians fled to isolated places in the mountains where they could live free of persecution...

  4. Pittsburgh Chapter News "Roots in the Boot"

    from the December 2014 issue

    Roots in the Boot had a table at the Italian Heritage Day at the Heinz History Center Many activities were presented on each of the History Center s floors They included Italian language lessons making family trees using the internet sites to locate immigrant records food tasting and booths pertaining to different Italian American Organizations It was a very successful event with people attending There were at one point many visitors who expressed interest in learning more about their heritage Michael Pelligrini presented a website Catholic Cemeteries Association of Pittsburgh which can help members locate cemetery burials Mondo Italiano and...

  5. Pizza: A family Tradition

    from the September 2013 issue

    Every family has its traditions Some involve holidays and others involve where the family spends its vacations or how the children are named In my family one special tradition involves pizza In fact pizza always reminds me of my family especially Grandma Maio and Sundays when I was growing up My mom dad and I often spent Sundays together with my mom's sister her husband her two children and Grandma We all lived in Bethpage on the corner of two intersecting streets My parents and I lived right across the street from Grandma on Sherman Avenue and my aunt uncle...

  6. Plainview Family History Library

    from the December 2014 issue

    Bill Gimello has updated the list of micro filmed documents currently available at the Plainview Family History Center Manhattan Deaths Index - Drawer All Boro Deaths Dr awer Brooklyn Death Index - New Utrecht Deaths - Jamaica Births - Long Island City Births - Newtown Births Deaths - Staten Island Births Marriage Deaths - Drawer Manhattan Birth Index - Drawer All Boro Births - Drawer New York City Marriages and Early Births - Drawer Police Census This census is for Manhattan only It was taken by the Policeman on the beat going to every household Contains Name Age Address Drawer...

  7. Playing with the Census

    from the November 2004 issue

    I'm one of those who can't resist playing with a new toy--especially if it's even remotely genealogical in nature And recently I entertained myself for a few hours with the Historical Census Browser found in the Geostat Center portion of the website of the University of Virginia Library http fisher lib virginia edu collections stats histcensus What's a Census Browser Just as we routinely browse the Internet this site allows us to browse through the piles of data that have been collected by the U S Census Bureau from to as well as additional information from the U S Department...

  8. Podargoni & Schindilifa

    from the February 2012 issue

    This message is to inform your society members that Daniel Colasanti Sr has p u b l i s h e d o n www podargoni it two Excel files English Italian versions containing birth m a r r i a g e a n d d e a t h information for all residents of Podargoni Schindilif Italy for the period - Podargoni and Schindilif are municipalities located in the Aspromonte mountain range of Calabria Italy This data was published with the written permission of the Genealogical Society of Utah Inc and Archivio di Stato of Reggio Calabria All...

  9. Port Washington Sandminers

    from the June 2009 issue

    At our May meeting Leo Cimini of the Port Washington Sandminers Monument Inc gave a presentation consisting of a series of archival photos and posters of the geology of the Port Washington area and its relationship to New York City New Jersey and Connecticut Mr Cimini also showed photos of the immigrant workers and the sandmining plant as it developed through the years as well as photos of proposed Sandminers monument Mr Cimini s story began twenty thousand years ago when the North American glaciers retreated The sand deposited at Port Washington had a mixture of grain sizes and shapes...

  10. Potenza Civil Records On-Line

    from the September 2010 issue

    Grace Olivo of the Comunes of Italy has provided a very informative article about Ancestry com s new on-line database of Potenza vital records She provides a very important explanation of how Italian history affected the locations and periods of vital record storage throughout Italy Remember in general the comunes of the south have civil records dating back to There are new Potenza Province Civil Registration Records available on-line at Ancestry com The date intrigues me because most LDS films stop at If you don't have a subscription to Ancestry visit your local public library or Family History Center -...

  11. Preserving Family Histories

    from the December 2006 issue

    I know what it's like to die I died and it wasn't a scary experience at all It's not scary to die it's scary to live My gaze is riveted to the television screen as I watch my mother speaking about her close brush with death when she'd been stricken with typhoid fever as a teenager during World War II She begins weeping quietly remembering the large family she lost in that great conflict I had a beautiful childhood a warm close-knit loving family and I think it's what sustained me through everything It was the day after my mother...

  12. Preserving Family Histories

    from the February 2007 issue

    I know what it's like to die I died and it wasn't a scary experience at all It's not scary to die it's scary to live My gaze is riveted to the television screen as I watch my mother speaking about her close brush with death when she'd been stricken with typhoid fever as a teenager during World War II She begins weeping quietly remembering the large family she lost in that great conflict I had a beautiful childhood a warm close-knit loving family and I think it's what sustained me through everything It was the day after my mother...

  13. Press Release from Ancestry.com

    from the March 2016 issue

    Since our Family Tree Maker announcement last December we have continued to actively explore ways to develop and support Family Tree Maker and ensure you have choices to preserve your work in ways that matter to you Today I am pleased to announce two options for desktop software that will work with Ancestry Software MacKiev Software MacKiev with whom we have a long standing relationship is acquiring the Family Tree Maker software line as publisher for both Mac and Windows versions Software MacKiev has been the developer of Family Tree Maker for Mac for more than six years and is...

  14. Prevention of Cruelty to Children

    from the November 2006 issue

    New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children At the October th meeting the guest speaker was Joseph T Gleason Director of Educational Archival and Administrative Services for the NYSPCC Mr Gleason employing a series of overhead slides provided a comprehensive history of the Society Mr Gleason distributed copies of a Request for Research of the Family Records Collection form Copies of the form are available The first meeting of the NYSPCC was held on Thursday April From its first year of operation until the establishment of a state-wide central registry for reporting child maltreatment the municipal police...

  15. Professor Stanislao Pugliese

    from the March 2011 issue

    Our February speaker Prof Stanislao Pugliese is a professor of European and I tal i an- American Studies His field of expertise is the Italian anti-Fascist Resistance and the role of Italian Jews in the movement The topic of Prof Pugliese s lecture was Primo Levi and the Holocaust in Italy Prof Pugliese began by describing the nature of Mussolini s brand of Fascism which initially was not anti-Semitic Until Jews in Italy were an important ingredient in Italian politics In mid- s however Mussolini began to copy more and more of Hitler s policies including Nazi anti-Semitism In August...

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