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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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 -...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Profiles From Four Corners

    from the February 2006 issue

    Our profile this month is Grace A Lancieri Olivo a resident of Atlantic City New Jersey Grace is originally a Long Islander grew up in Queens and then moved to North Bellmore when she was eleven where her brother still lives She has been married years to Leo a casino supervisor they have two children Frank who teaches Italian and has lived in Italy and Mary Grace is the editor of the Comunes of Italy which is published to promote Italian genealogy and culture through awareness research lecturing instruction and the preservation and understanding of genealogical and historical research The...

  10. Profiles From the Four Corners

    from the March 2004 issue

    It is our hope that our members will take advantage of this column to tell their story or any tidbit about researching their ancestry Each month we hope to profile and feature at least one member s story You may send articles by mail to Michael S Genovese IGG Membership Profiles Daisy Avenue Floral Park New York or e-mail your story as a Word attachment to mikegino aol com This month s sharing comes from Norma Di Francesco Milas of South Park P e n n s yl v a n i a Norma has been researching her family history...

  11. Profiles From the Four Corners

    from the June 2004 issue

    This month's corner includes two profiles Margaret Orsatti from Revesby Australia and Marie Spinner from Chapel Hill North Carolina In ancient times mankind s view of cosmology was that the universe and all that it contained existed within its corners Thus the number four was used to symbolize totality We too utilize the number in this column to symbolize the geographic totality of our membership from the all over the earth Each member has a unique story or personal quest or spiritual journey to connect with their ancestors This column is dedicated to our members at large It is our...

  12. Profiles From the Four Corners

    from the September 2004 issue

    Monsignor Joseph Perrotti who also lived in this house with all of them The parishioners became quite angry at this turn of events so Giovanni and Guiditta sent Eugenia to Lyon France where she worked in the famous lace factory there and had her child She left her daughter to be raised by unknown persons- why we do not know She came back to Newark and a few years later was pregnant again under the same circumstances She went back to Lyon and left her son with the same family and returned to the US in She kept up a...

  13. Profiles From the Four Corners

    from the November 2004 issue

    In ancient times mankind's view of cosmology was that the universe and all that it contained existed within its corners Thus the number four was used to symbolize totality We too utilize the number in this column to symbolize the geographic totality of our membership from the all over the earth Each member has a unique story or personal quest or spiritual journey to connect with their ancestors This column is dedicated to our members at large It is our hope that our members will take advantage of this column to tell their story or any tidbit about researching their...

  14. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the September 2005 issue

    In ancient times mankind's view of cosmology was that the universe and all that it contained existed within its corners Thus the number four was used to symbolize totality We too utilize the number in this column to symbolize the geographic totality of our membership from the all over the earth Each member has a unique story or personal quest or spiritual journey to connect with their ancestors This column is dedicated to our members at large It is our hope that our members will take advantage of this column to tell their stories about researching their ancestry Future membership...

  15. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the October 2005 issue

    In ancient times mankind's view of cosmology was that the universe and all that it contained existed within its corners Thus the number four was used to symbolize totality We too utilize the number in this column to symbolize the geographic totality of our membership from the all over the earth Each member has a unique story or personal quest or spiritual journey to connect with their ancestors This column is dedicated to our members at large It is our hope that our members will take advantage of this column to tell their story or any tidbit about researching their...

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