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  1. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the January 2009 issue

    This month s IGG member being profiled is Angelo Cuneo who has been a member since and resides in Staten Island ew York Angelo was lucky enough to be able to bring his whole family his wife of years and all his children and grandchildren to his hometown in Italy Let s read the story of his journey to his roots Returning to My Roots All ineteen of Us I was born in in the comune of Moconesi Provincia di Genova in the Regione of Liguria Our comune is situated in the Valley of Fontanabuona In I was fortunate enough...

  2. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the February 2009 issue

    This month s profile focuses on Joseph A Rinaldi who resides in Rhinebeck New York Joseph has been a member of IGG since He credits his membership in the IGG for connecting him with other members from the same ancestral town A friendship evolved and eventually the friendship grew into the foundation of a society the Craco Society Within a short span of time amazing things happened Let s permit Joseph to tell his story My Craco Family From an idea to a society My interest in genealogy actually came about in a roundabout way As a child I listened...

  3. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the March 2009 issue

    Since March th is the special Italian feast day of St Joseph I thought that it was fitting to pay special tribute to one of our many members named Joseph Joseph Granito who resides in Port Washington Pennsylvania has recently become a member of IGG I asked Joseph to share a brief overview of his Italian heritage with us My name is Joseph Granito I am an Emergency Physician at Reading Hospital in Reading Pennsylvania and I am married with children My mother and father grew up in East Harlem but moved to Long Branch N J after WWII My...

  4. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the April 2009 issue

    Part I This month s profile is focused on Timothy and Rita Lyons members of IGG since who reside in Columbus Ohio Tim has graciously accepted to share with us their research for Rita s Italian roots My wife Rita Nicolosi Lyons and I started dating when she was and I was I was always impressed by her huge family in our hometown of Marion Ohio All four of her grandparents had come to the US from Sicily in the early s as young men and women Rita s maternal grandparents Giuseppe Sansone and Gaetana Badalamenti lived with her and...

  5. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the May 2009 issue

    Tim Lyon s Research Part II When we returned home I had the documents we received in Carini translated I was stunned at what I had received It was the details of Rita s grandmother Gaetana Badalamenti s family which included her seven siblings The documents contained birthdays occupations spouses maiden names and some parts of an ancestor listing The information stopped as each sibling left for the US That wealth of information sparked my continuing love of genealogy I have worked hard on all sides of both of our families Any genealogist will understand that the occasional nuggets that...

  6. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the June 2009 issue

    This month s profile focuses on Constance Marcucci Constance hails from Terryville Connecticut and has been a member of IGG since Her story is about her maternal grandparents Silvio and Concetta Lanosa Spallone whose photograph shows them with three of their children Let s allow Constance to tell us of her proud heritage My photo was taken circa It is a picture of my maternal grandfather Silvio Spallone and my maternal grandmother Concetta Lanosa Spallone with three of their children Patsy is on the left born January and Silvio born April is on the right The little girl on the...

  7. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the September 2009 issue

    Lynda Caira has been an IGG member since She is a resident of Floral Park New York She works as an office manager for a catering company and is an avid quilter She began her quest into her family s ancestry on a visit to family members in California Lynda admits that there is a lot she didn t know about her family s history Her story is first and foremost about her grandfather whom she never knew Lynda has lovingly written her story which she shares with us She has slowly and carefully researched and magnificently collated the first...

  8. Profiles From The Four Corners

    from the October 2009 issue

    My Grandfather Angelo La Bruna Part II May Angelo married my grandmother Immacolata Terzi My grandmother always told me that she had been engaged to a man for the eight years prior to her coming to America in She also said that she had no intention of ever marrying this man because although she was fond of him she did not love him Then as I mentioned before she met my grandfather Angelo at a dinner at her brother s home and although he was exactly years her senior they both knew that they would marry each other Well the...

  9. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the November 2009 issue

    This month s profile focuses on Angelo Cuneo from Staten Island ew York Angelo has been a member of IGG since Angelo s story is about his coming to America in The photograph demonstrates his documentation and dedication to his Italian roots Coming to America Part I Ever since the first settlement of Europeans in the New World at Jamestown in and at Plymouth in America has been a magnet for people seeking adventure fleeing from tyranny or simply trying to make a better life for themselves and their children An initial trickle of immigration swelled after the American Revolution...

  10. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the December 2009 issue

    Coming to America Part II In a letter dated December Aunt Elisa writes It was a beautiful sunny day Your mother and I accompanied you and Aunt Agostina to the boat Your father remained at home as he walked badly camminara male Aunt Anna was at the house with your father and two brothers Your mother hugged you and hugged you She was very emotional When the ship left the port of Genoa she waved saying Ciao ciao until the ship was no longer in sight Then your mother and I went in front of the station purchased some farinata...

  11. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the January 2010 issue

    Jeanne Kennedy Scobbo has been an IGG member since She is a resident of White Sulfur Springs West Virginia She began her quest into her own family s ancestry starting with her great great grandfather and then moving on to her Irish French and German roots Then after all this she started her husband s Italian roots Her story about the Frappaolo family her husband s maternal side of the family includes some Italian customs celebrated at various feast days throughout the year Some of our readers on Long Island may recognize the Frappaolo brothers and the well-known Frappaolo Bakery...

  12. Profiles From the Four Corners

    from the February 2010 issue

    This month I will devote this space to encourage our readers to share some aspect of their family research I am seeking stories from our readers I ask you to think about composing a short story about an ancestor or perhaps a particular tradition practiced by your ancestors or maybe some experience that you have had in the process of your research or any tidbit of your genealogical journey that might help our readers in their journey to their roots For the past five years I have personally e-mailed members of our group to write their stories I suggested some...

  13. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the March 2010 issue

    This month s profile focuses on John A Stamato John is years young and hails from Crofton Maryland and has been a member of IGG since I interviewed John by way of e-mailing and a telephone conversation Let John introduce himself My father was born in in Corleto Monforte the province of Salerno in the region of Campania and my mother was born in in Ribera the province of Agrigento Sicily They married in Binghamton N Y in I was born in in Johnson City N Y I have a brother Anthony and a sister Teresa Our family eventually moved...

  14. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the April 2010 issue

    Our profile this month focuses on Sheila Perino Sapienza She has been an IGG member for the last five years She lives on Long Island in the village of Setauket The region was first settled in the s and was the first settlement in the Town of Brookhaven During the American Revolutionary War the Culper Spy Ring headed by Benjamin Tallmadge passed information about British troop movements gathered in New York City to George Washington The Battle of Setauket was fought here Sheila s story is about her five year effort to try to piece together her husband s family...

  15. Profiles from the Four Corners

    from the May 2010 issue

    We continue our profile on IGG member Sheila Perino Sapienza of Setauket Long Island New York with the second part of her genealogical quest to find out about her husband s family story See April issue for Part I Serendipitous Encounters While good things often happen to us by chance they rarely occur three times in a row Searching for the truth about my husband s family proved to be the exception One day I was thumbing through a travel guide to Sicily looking for some information on a Trapani town for my cousin I stumbled on the city of...

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