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  1. A Taste of Old Lucania

    from the June 2010 issue

    Italy s Unexplored Region A Reminiscence It all began in a busy Washington DC restaurant many years ago The chef an elegant Italian-born woman ran her kitchen alone and mingled with patrons as well And as we conversed in Italian the natural question arose What part of the country are your parents from she asked in flawless Italian Basilicata I responded Oh well she sighed unable to conceal the disappointment in her voice I am from Milano she added with a tinge of arrogance A product of Northern Italy there was really nothing she could say about those less fortunate...

  2. A Taste of Old Lucania

    from the October 2010 issue

    A Brief Overview Christ did stop at Eboli where the road and the railway leave the coast of Salerno and turn into the desolate reaches of Lucania Christ never came this far nor did time nor the individual soul nor hope nor the relation of cause to effect nor reason nor history Excerpt from Christ Stopped At Eboli by Carlo Levi Basilicata home of my ancestors was once called Lucania by the Romans and Basilikos by the Greeks and is located at the instep of the Italian boot south of Naples in the Lucano Appennian mountain range It is an...

  3. A Visit from a Brazilian Cousin

    from the May 2005 issue

    A few years ago I received an email from a Alesandro young man living in Sao Paolo Brazil asking if we were related He found my email address floating around somewhere in cyberspace and decided to write to me He was in his twenties two months and wanted to meet with us My husband Mike and I invited him to dinner and had a lovely visit Unfortunately I did not invite any of my children or grandchildren thinking they would not be interested He did manage to meet my younger daughter Gina and granddaughter Dana who incidentally thought he was...

  4. A. J. Buddy Fortunato

    from the December 2010 issue

    You have read here many times my encouragement for you to visit Italy and experience the history beauty and culture that makes this land the number one vacation destination in all of Europe I remember my first visit so well because it not only was my honeymoon but it was as if my body knew it was in a 'familiar' land It is a feeling you must experience to appreciate and fully understand But I must tell you the emotion of visiting the town of your heritage is truly like no other especially when relatives still live there I heard...

  5. Abruzzo Earthquake

    from the September 2009 issue

    Some Bad and Good ews about the Earthquake in Italy Congratulations to the members of the Italian Genealogical Group for your contribution to the earthquake in Abruzzo This effort was the result of the total cooperation of President Nick Rossi the Executive Committee the IGG Newsletter Editor Tony Sasso and the generous gifts of the general membership The earthquake struck L Aquila and the surrounding towns on April th killing persons and left homeless President Silvio Berlusconi moved the Group of Eight summit to army barracks to add some revenue to the town and to improve morale A fresh tremor...

  6. Ads and E-mails

    from the October 2005 issue

    Ads and E-mails Do you own a business or provide a service that you would like to advertise monthly in our newsletter We are still accepting business card ads at per issues What a bargain at only per issue Ads will begin in November's issue Call - - if you or someone you know may be interested Are you tired of receiving your newsletter late Since local post offices handle bulk mail differently some members have been frustrated by receiving the newsletter late or not at all You can get an early scoop hot off the presses if you sign...

  7. Aeolian Islands

    from the May 2007 issue

    Research Disks for Aeolian Islands The Italian Genealogical Group is the recipient of a tremendous project that was c o mp l e t e d by R Cappadona on his trip last year to the Aeolian Island just north of Eastern Sicily In a very admirable accomplishment he digitally photographed almost all the gravestones in various cemeteries on the Islands quite a feat for one person during his two weeks stay there last September The quality of the images is fantastic He has put these images in alphabetical order on disks which he donated to the Italian Genealogical Group...

  8. Albanian Migrations

    from the June 2010 issue

    The First Migration In Alfonso V of Aragon King of Naples lost several rebellions by barons in the rural area of his kingdom in southern Italy He called upon his ally Giorgio Castriota of Kroja military commander of the Albania Alliance for military assistance Lord Castriota also known as Skanderbeg sent a detachment of Albanian troops consisting of distant clans who brought with them their wives and families These Albanians known as Arbereshe were successful in suppressing the rebellion King Alfonso rewarded the commander for his victory in Naples by appointing him governor of Calabria and awarded his troops with...

  9. Albo dei Caduti della Grand Guerra

    from the June 2014 issue

    To honor the sacrifice of those who fought and fell in the first World War the Ministro della Guerra in Rome has digitized their honor roll Albo dei Caduti della Grand Guerra The Honor Roll consists of volumes and appendices and is constantly being updated The website is all in Italian but is easy to manage Just go to http www cadutigrandeguerra it CercaNome aspx and type the person s first and last name in the block Then click on Cerca If that soldier s name has been included in the database the site will provide his date and place...

  10. Alien Registration Records-NARA

    from the June 2012 issue

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  11. Altamura Bread

    from the October 2009 issue

    We recently were honored to be invited by the Pisculli family to the th Annual Feast of the Societa di Maria Santissima del Buoncammino di Altamura The feast was held in Buoncammino Park in orth Bergen ew Jersey In devotion to the Madonna the Altamura Bakery of Bayonne J donated loves of their bread to the feast The bread is made in accordance with a recipe that the Donato Tubito family carried over from Bari many years ago This is the story of that bread This year the Society was honored to have a delegation from the Comune di Altamura...

  12. Alternate Service Records

    from the June 2009 issue

    Marie Varrelman Melchiori a Certified Genealogist sends along the following report in response to the article Alternative Service Records by George H Miller in the May issue of the IGG newsletter Marie feels that a caveat should be mentioned about the listing of Height and Weight fields of the soldier mentioned in the article The original database was from two series of records The Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File ca - Enlistment Records and Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File ca - Reserve Corps Records in Record Group Records of the National Archives and Records Administration Using the NARA...

  13. Alternative Service Records

    from the February 2006 issue

    Fire is certainly the bane of genealogists I often think about what research progress I could have made if the U S Federal Census had not been lost in the Commerce Department building fire on January and to water damage Courthouses destroyed by fire during the U S Civil War either by troops or by citizens wishing to prevent opposing troops gaining access to records also have stymied my research Another catastrophic fire occurred on July in St Louis Missouri at the National Personnel Records Center NPRC Between and million official military pension records were destroyed and many more were...

  14. Alternative Service Records

    from the May 2009 issue

    Fire is certainly the bane of genealogists I often think about what research progress I could have made if the U S Federal Census had not been lost in the Commerce Department building fire on January and to water damage Courthouses destroyed by fire during the U S Civil War either by troops or by citizens wishing to prevent opposing troops gaining access to records also have stymied my research Another catastrophic fire occurred on July in St Louis Missouri at the National Personnel Records Center NPRC Between and million official military pension records were destroyed and many more were...

  15. An Italian Catholic Tragedy

    from the January 2005 issue

    This tragedy began happily enough in a small Italian village in Italy called Moliterno in with the birth of a man child called Vincenzo Orlando As Vincenzo grew into adulthood he looked for a young woman to become his wife and bear his children He searched and finally found just the woman he would call his wife and be the love of his life Her name was Maria Teresa also from the same small village Vincenzo and Maria left their tiny village and set off to America where they hoped to begin a family and to give this family a...

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