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  1. The police census

    from the April 2009 issue

    ew York City s census substitute the police census Case Study The federal government has taken a census every ten years since and within recent memory every ten years the big cities complain that their population has been undercounted This is not just a twentieth-century phenomenon Soon after the enumeration of the federal census the belief grew in New York City that there had been a serious undercount Accurate population figures at this time as now were important in determining congressional representation In New York City consisted of what is now Manhattan and part of the west Bronx It was...

  2. The Road to Beginning Research

    from the December 2006 issue

    Joanne Heffernan a long-time Italian Genealogical Group member gave us an illuminating lecture last month on beginning your family history research What she told us would hold true for Italian Germans Irish and any other ethnic group It all starts with your own family and finding data in the United States records It is the key to successful research overseas She spoke about her own family and told how she obtained vital records for each of them to verify her own data Taking apart a marriage record she showed how each piece of information in it would lead to research...

  3. The Roseto Effect

    from the March 2014 issue

    In the early s there was a migration of Italian immigrants to the northeastern part of Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania The immigrants came from the comune of Roseto Valfortore Province of Foggia in the Region of Puglia Roseto was tiny square miles yet it had two major railroads crossing through the town The attraction for the Italian immigrants and the two railroads were the slate mines When the town was incorporated in it was Italian Doctors soon learned that something unusual was happening in Roseto Rosetans seemed to be nearly immune to heart disease at a rate only half of the...

  4. The Salesians in 1914

    from the May 2011 issue

    Salesians of Don Bosco Introduced into the United States in On January Italy was mourning over the death of Don Giovanni Bo s c o t h e g r e a t philanthropist and apostle of charity sometimes called the Nineteenth Century Guardian Angel of Youth Born at Castelnuovo d Asti in August he became a priest directing his best efforts to good works for young people He founded in rapid succession churches hospices oratories as well as day and night schools As his fame spread abroad he received calls from France Spain Switzerland and England even from America...

  5. The Second World Cholera Pandemic (1826-1849) in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies with Special Reference to the Towns of San Prisco and Forio d'Ischia

    from the March 2016 issue

    Pascal James Imperato Gavin H Imperato Austin C Imperato Dr Pascal Imperato and his sons have published an original paper on the Second World Cholera Epidemic the first to reach Italy in the Journal of Community Health Dr Pascal a long-time family history researcher has written an account of this epidemic as it struck the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies his maternal ancestors home of origin This world cholera pandemic was significant because of its extent and the numbers of people who fell ill or died It demonstrated the level of ignorance in both Europe and North America concerning the...

  6. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Genealogists

    from the January 2005 issue

    In Steven Covey formulated the groundbreaking list of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People They are - Be proactive - Begin with the end in mind - Put first things first - Think win-win - Seek first to understand then to be understood - Synergize - Sharpen the saw I work in a building that once housed Mr Covey's company I work with a guy who once dated his daughter Upon reflection I don't think that either of those experiences has given me any special insight into his mind I'll just do what I do all the time and say...

  7. The Statue Of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

    from the October 2014 issue

    We are excited to announce the launch of our redesigned website We have combined our previous websites for Ellis Island Statue of Liberty Wall of Honor and Flag of Faces into one -- www LibertyEllisFoundation org Best of all our new website will include new records We have uploaded arrival records for Ellis Island Port of New York for the years through About of those records are available now with the final installment near the end of the year You'll find family histories on the site too These are uploaded by Foundation Members and include photos and video If you...

  8. The Story about Italy's Wars

    from the January 2012 issue

    There were many Italian war heroes especially in the Great War ending in This year Italy celebrates years of independence In in Vienna there was a conference where all the sovereign participating winners including Napoleon Bonaparte divided the many small states in Italy Then at the end of the Great War Italy was united This was the war that created hunger and great poverty and many died from this poverty As a result many of our ancestors were tempted to emigrate to a new fortune in the Americas both North and South Then came Italy's second Great War in -...

  9. The Story of Italian American Internment during WWII

    from the September 2015 issue

    Benito Mussolini became Prime Minister of Italy in and later His Excellency Benito Mussolini Head of Government Duce of Fascism and Founder of the Empire March he added the position of First Marshal of the Empire through which he accrued leadership of the Italian Military Prior to this however in Mussolini invaded Ethiopia From that point on Mussolini and along with him all Italians living in the United States came under suspicion by the President and Congress of the United States These concerns were greatly extended when on May Mussolini joined with Adolph Hitler and the Axis powers in what...

  10. The Westchester County Historical Society

    from the October 2014 issue

    One of the oldest historical societies in the United States the Westchester County Historical Society was established in by a group of prominent Westchester men who were passionately interested in history especially the history of Westchester County In the beginning membership was all male and by invitation only Today the Society's membership includes men and women from across Westchester and from nearly every state in the union as well as Canada Much of the Society's early activity consisted of gatherings where members would present historical papers they had researched Over time the Society amassed a substantial collection of reference and...

  11. The Year is 1904

    from the February 2005 issue

    the birthplace box This is a nice feature for these areas Birth Date Information Almost all cards include the day month and year of birth for the registrant A very few cards do not include this information Searching based upon birth date information should begin with the year only and then include the month if necessary based upon the number of search results obtained with just the year If you think John Smith was born in October of and for some reason his draft card says November of a search for October of will not return the desired card I...

  12. These Old Passport Applications May Hold the Missing Genealogy Info You Need

    from the June 2016 issue

    Many family historians are not aware of the fact that millions of passport applications were collected by the US Department of State between the years of and These applications are kept by the National Archives and Record Administration NARA and are packed full of personal information that can help you in your research such as birth date and location name of father or husband names of children occupation and much more In some case there are even photographs Don t think your US ancestor could have applied for a passport You might be surprised to hear that travel was actually...

  13. Thinking Italian

    from the September 2016 issue

    www thinkingitalian com facebook com ThinkingItalian...

  14. This is My Life

    from the November 2015 issue

    My name is Madeleine and I was born November in Massello Peimonte Italy near two cities Torino and Perosa My mother's name was Ann Payrut and my father's John Henry Tron My brothers were' Henry Jacque and Jule and my sister was Lydia In Italy at the age of my first job was milking cows for a neighboring family with whom I lived in the spring and summer and went home in the winter to go to school On our farm the summers were beautiful We would plant crops of wheat hay potatoes and vegetables and raise cows sheep pigs...

  15. Three Little Words

    from the April 2004 issue

    The memory of a past experience just popped into my mind and I wanted to share it with you It has to do with those three little words I FOUND him Wow the excitement that's contained in so few words They're the words each of us has always wanted to say the words that are at the end of a long long road of searching for an elusive ancestor a road that has taken you years to travel the words that tell the world that your research has paid off There you sat--at a microfilm reader or poring over a...

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