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  1. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the November 2005 issue

    Profiles from the Four Corners Michael S Genovese We have three short announcements this month one from Trapani Italy one from San Diego California and the third from Henderson Nevada Maurizio Macaluso is a journalist from the commune of Trapani in the Region of Sicily He writes for a local newspaper which has a section dedicated to those Trapanese emigrants who wish to share their story He invites our members to share their stories about their ancestors If any of our members have family from the area of Trapani or any nearby town and remember any story of their ancestors'...

  2. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the December 2005 issue

    Profiles from the Four Corners Michael S Genovese We would like to welcome our new members who come from a variety of these four corners Our most recent subscribers include Anna Lyons a resident of Manhasset New York Anna is researching her family surnames Marino Mangiaracina DiGiovanna and Abruzzo from the commune of Santa Margherita Belice Agrigento Sicily as well as Cerami and Lodico from Petralia Soprana Palermo Sicily and DiBella from Polizzi Generosa Palermo Sicily Gladys Schurrman who hails from Lakewood New Jersey with surnames of Grasso and Cordiano Janice Haigh with residency in Columbia Connecticut gift membership from...

  3. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the January 2006 issue

    Profiles from the Four Corners Michael S Genovese Our special profile this month is IGG member Thomas Resciniti Demont who hails from McMurray Pennsylvania and is a native of Pittsburgh Tom is a sales manager of a lock manufacturer and his current passion is his new found Italian roots and his connection to his descendents in Roscigno Vecchia in the province of Salerno Campania His story will reveal this connection and the discovery of his Italian surname Tom Demont's life took on new meaning in His father Andy R Demont was dying and just before he died he gave him...

  4. Profiles From the Four Corners

    from the March 2006 issue

    A sampling of recent members includes the following Barbara A Grace who resides in Paoli Pennsylvania and is researching the family names of Gialella Cardone Marinese and DiGiacomo from San Fele and Lavello located in Potenza Basilicata Deborah Aceto Larsen from Sutton Massachusetts researching the family names of Aceto Ruocco Buono and Martoriello from the Italian villages of Agerola Napoli Minora Salerno and Montecorvino Rovello Salerno Verna Spier from Chapel Hill North Carolina Mary Grimaldo Bottom from Fresno California with ties to Genova Liguria Cheryl Lynch from Annapolis Maryland researching family surnames of Clissa and Marcovicchio with roots in Campobasso...

  5. Profiles From the Four Corners

    from the April 2006 issue

    This month s feature member Carleen Mammone hails from Arlington Massachusetts and has been a member of IGG for the past three years She was born in Leominster Massachusetts and still has many family members who live there She has no siblings but has many many cousins on both sides of her family She was an officer in the Air Force for four years and in the Massachusetts Air National Guard for another years Many of her positions involved education and training at the high school level for the country and then for private industry Her last years of full-...

  6. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the May 2006 issue

    This month's profile Part II Roy Francis Cella from Syracuse Utah is a new member of IGG and his story warranted a continuation His family surnames include Cella Queirolo and Gazzola with roots in Borzonasca in Genova Liguria Roy has been able to trace his Cella roots to his great great great grandfather Giovanni Cella born in in Borzonasca One of Giovanni s sons was Santino Samulee Cella who was born in and married to Elizabetta Queirolo in They started a family in Italy with John Andrew born in Interesting enough Santino his wife and child made it to America...

  7. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the June 2006 issue

    This month s profile highlights Anthony J Siano Esq from White Plains New York Anthony s story is entitled How One Question Led to a Trip to Italy and A Completed Family Tree Here is his experience It all began with an email message from my eldest son directing me to a web page reference for Cittadina di Siano in Italy He asked Could this be where we really come from It seems that the repeated family references to a town outside of Naples were vaguely dissatisfying to him and after all our family name was Siano My desire to...

  8. Profiles From The Four Corners

    from the September 2006 issue

    Prisoner of War Camp in Florence Arizona The Call to Faith The scene was a Prisoner of War Camp in Florence Arizona where nearly Italian POWs lived In the hottest days of August a group of men in khaki uniforms were busily building a structure a place for worship The sun mercilessly beat on this patch of ground as the workers gleefully pushed ahead with preparation of the site concrete work for foundation framing and an Italianate style fa ade They carved every piece of stone by hand and made an arch in the same style that the old master...

  9. Profiles From The Four Corners

    from the October 2006 issue

    Our profile this month focuses on Louise Camera Pomilla Her story provides us with a good example of a personal quest to do justice to her ancestors It is a story of one person s loving tribute paid to her ancestors I will let her tell you her story My full name is Louise Camera Pomilla I was born in Queens NY and attended St Mary Magdalene grammar school and Dominican Commercial High School in Jamaica NY graduating from Dominican in My husband and I married in September After ten years of going to CW Post and Long Island University...

  10. Profiles From The Four Corners

    from the November 2006 issue

    Isn t this the basic reason why most of us are interested in genealogy We search for our roots to remember and give thanks to our ancestors We are who we are because of those that paved the way before us It is in this spirit of remembrance that we thank our members for sharing their stories with us and encourage others to do so Every once in awhile we would like to bring to your attention the fact that our members come from the four corners Here is a sampling of recent members These new members include Robert Priola...

  11. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the December 2006 issue

    This month s profile is Nick DeRose a member of IGG since Nick his brother and sister were born and raised in the Los Angeles area Even though his immediate family and some extended family members were scattered over eleven Western States his family remained close His grandparents however didn t pass on stories about their parents and their growing up in Italy then Indiana and Colorado This fact later became a significant factor in Nick s wanting to research and document his family s stories Nick has four children and shares his life with his wife Karen He is...

  12. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the January 2007 issue

    I would like to start this month s four corners article with a Happy New Year to all our readers Marilyn Verna co-president of IGG and myself would once again like to encourage our members to make a resolution to interview elder members of your families record these family stories and transcribe these memories to our children and grandchildren Personal historical events are priceless Let s not miss these precious opportunities I will skip an individual profile this month and give our readers an overview of our membership as well as a glimpse of some new members and the family...

  13. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the February 2007 issue

    Our profile this month is Bruno Lijoi an active year old member who lives in Farmingdale NY Bruno has been an IGG member since I recently had the pleasure of listening to Bruno relate his family story in a small group setting at our last IGG meeting I immediately knew that he had to share his story with all members I asked Bruno for a little background about his life and he humbly submitted Bruno tells me that the surname Lijoi is of Greek origin dating back to the town of Sant Andrea Apostolo dello Ionio in the current province...

  14. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the March 2007 issue

    This month s profile is on Earl C Julo Jr currently residing in Lees Summit Missouri Earl and his wife LaWanda have children grandchildren and great-grandchildren At age he is semi-retired but works for a company he started with years ago He mainly works from his home as benefits administrator with full responsibilities of trustee caring for the company s k plan s Earl started with the company as the data processing manager and eventually became the vice-President and treasurer of this same company Several members of his family now work within the company including his eldest son who assumed...

  15. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the April 2007 issue

    Our profile this month is on Peter R Bortolan a member since Peter hails from South Windsor CT and has really written an excellent story of his quest to learn about his family s roots He has put together a great article and we would like to present it to you in three segments over the next three issues So this month s profile is only Part I of a three-part story Let s read what Peter has so carefully written and entitled Roots Italian Style Roots Italian Style Part I In October my wife Ruth and I spent three...

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