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  1. Making A Difference

    from the December 2004 issue

    Cable TV Show Making A Difference Linda Carco from the German Genealogy Group spoke to Bill Robbins and confirmed the taping of his show Making a Difference Bill is interested in how Richard Haberstroh from the German Genealogy Group John Martino Italian Genealogy Group Kathy McGee Irish History Forum and Joysetta Pearse from the African Atlantic Genealogy Society have helped others learn about their family's history and how the different genealogy groups have worked individually and together in preserving records He also is very interested in the Family History Center Below are the details of the TV show Show Making...

  2. March Meeting - What’s Up Doc

    from the April 2016 issue

    For our March meeting Joanne R Heffernan continued with Part II of her presentation What s Up Doc A Prescription for Careful Analysis and Diagnosis of Genealogical Documents and Related Materials also Useful Websites Here are some of the documents that Joanne discussed for Part II Civil and Church Records Discharge Papers - of Christian Arnheiter Civil War Veteran with the th Regiment of NJ Infantry Discharged July Joanne used Google to find out how her relative may have arrived in a Philadelphia hospital after being wounded at Bull Run Her purpose was to see what a wounded soldier endured...

  3. March Meeting-Tony Lauriano

    from the April 2012 issue

    At the March meeting our guest speaker was Tony Lauriano who gave his presentation on Finding Female Maiden Names Tony is an accountant a long time researcher and a popular lecturer and w r i t e r H e h a s re s e ar ch ed f am i l y members in the US back to the Civil War Tony provided a unique approach to analyzing genealogical records by applying accounting techniques to his search Tony s lecture covered all ethnic groups Here are the Italian New York area highlights of his Power Point presentation Tony...

  4. March Meeting: Genograms - Christine Crawford-Oppenheiner

    from the April 2013 issue

    The title of Christine s presentation is Genograms Adding a New Dimension to Your Family Charts Christine explained that a Genogram is a schematic diagram of a person's family relationships and medical history It s a useful tool that goes beyond a traditional family tree you can visualize hereditary patterns and psychological factors in relationships Genograms are used mainly in medicine social work and genetic research few genealogists use them However I see that the newer family tree computer programs include genogram capability Genogram Symbols Christine began her presentation by explaining the genogram symbols She starts with kinship and relationship...

  5. March Meeting: Italian Dual Citizenship

    from the April 2015 issue

    Last month s guest speaker Melissa A Johnson CG is a professional genealogist specializing in genealogical research She has experience in compiling dual citizenship applications and paperwork and researching Irish and Italian ancestral roots Melissa s lecture entitled Italian Dual Citizenship is based on a comprehensive PowerPoint slide show Melissa took the group through the complete application process on several actual cases including slides of the documentation submitted Melissa explained that a dual citizen is a person who is a citizen of two countries at the same time Citizenship is generally obtained by Jus Sanguinis right of blood or Jus...

  6. March Mtg. Debra Braverman

    from the April 2010 issue

    Marie Pastore introduced Debra Braverman whose topic was ew York City Substitutes The year US Census is an important family research tool Debra explained that on January the Census was destroyed by fire and water The original and only copies were stored in a room in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington DC In order to put out the fire the fire department poured streams of water into the building and flooded the basement The records were ruined and Congress authorized their destruction Using a computer projector and a Power Point presentation Debra was able to take us...

  7. Marie Elaine Pastore

    from the November 2009 issue

    Marie Elaine Pastore presented So You want to know your Family Beginning Genealogy Where and How to get started Marie provided a very informative beginning genealogy presentation using the Power Point pro- jector with slides of her personal research on her Pastore Frede family Included were slides of her two grandfather s draft registration cards both WWI and WWII and printouts from her Family Tree database including an impressive generation ancestor chart She also had copies of her Pastore Frede and Frede Muller family group sheets family photos and cemetery photos one of the pictures was that of a cousin...

  8. Mario Macaluso

    from the December 2010 issue

    Mario Macaluso was born in Polizzi Generosa Sicily He is a lecturer and a language consultant Mario also taught and supervised the Foreign Language Student-Teacher Program at the Stony Brook University With his background Mario can provide expert professional services to perform family research and translation of documents At our last meeting Mario delivered a lecture entitled Practical A d v i c e a n d Trans lat ion of Authentic Docum e n t s H i s p r e s e n t a t i o n consisted of a series of Power Point s...

  9. May Meeting - Toni McKeen

    from the June 2014 issue

    Our guest speaker at the May meeting was Toni McKeen She presented her lecture on Tips and Tricks for Using Ancestry Toni is a long time genealogical researcher and a genealogy teacher Her presentation consisted of a series of Power Point slides from which she was able to review and discuss images and documents that she has found in performing her own personal research Toni began her lecture at the Ancestry Homepage She says her Three Basic Rules are these start your family tree with yourself and work backwards to your ancestors research a family not just a single surname...

  10. May Meeting Barbara de Mare

    from the June 2008 issue

    Marie Pastore introduced Barbara de Mare an attorney and genealogist from Bergen County NJ Barbara has an extensive background in estate work and showed how important these records can be to genealogists Barbara s lecture was entitled Researching Probate and Deed Records She used several documents to explain how to find the records She explained that prior to the Vital Records era pre th century the only family records available to genealogists were Probate Deed and Petition records Barbara described what can be found in these records and their related documents New York petition and location records can be found...

  11. May Meeting-One-Name Studies for Italian Genealogy

    from the June 2016 issue

    The presentation at last month s meeting was One-Name Studies for Italian Genealogy What are they and how can they help you research by Michael Cassara at DigiRoots net Michael is a professional researcher holding a certificate in genealogy from Boston University He is registered with the Genealogical Speakers Guild and he is an IGG member What is a one-name study Michael says that it s a project researching all occurrences of a surname as opposed to a particular pedigree or descendant Some one-name studies generally restrict their research geographically perhaps to one country but true one-names collect all occurrences...

  12. May Meeting: David Kleinman

    from the June 2010 issue

    Our speaker for the May meeting was David Kleiman who delivered an interactive presentation on clues to ones family heritage The Stories and Cultural Clues to Genealogy Foods Under the very popular category of food Mr Kleinman asked the audience to close their eyes and remember back to a favorite holiday and think of the aroma associated with that day You can just imagine all of the Italian specialties mentioned In his Power Point presentation he showed photos of condiments grains herbs and spices utensils proteins side dishes and table settings Among the utensils he had the mezzaluna chopping tool...

  13. May Meeting: The Holocaust in Italy

    from the June 2015 issue

    Last month s guest speaker Professor Stanislao G Pugliese is a professor of modern European history and a member of the Queensboro Chapter of UNICO National and a Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian American Studies at Hofstra University He provided a fast-paced oral lecture entitled The Holocaust in Italy The John D Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College in Manhattan celebrated Calabria in USA NYC Professor Pugliese and Rabbi Barbara Aiello were scheduled to appear at the Calabria celebration on the afternoon of the IGG meeting Barbara Aiello the first woman rabbi in Italy begins her th year...

  14. Member Recommended Italian Researcher/Genealogist

    from the February 2016 issue

    I tried to find an Italian researcher in the Comunes of Vigolzone and Nibbiano in the Provincia di Piacenza in the Emilia-Romagna region but the closest researcher that I could find lived many miles away I ended up writing to the Ufficio in comunes many times Finally the Vigolzone town clerk sent my emails to Anna DeSigis a Researcher Genealogist that lives in Milano and specializes in research in the north of Italy After checking out her website www myitalianancestry com her experience and talking to a past client in the United States I hired her I forgot to tell...

  15. Men of the Cloth /Three Master Tailors: A Vanishing Craft

    from the May 2016 issue

    On Tuesday March Hofstra Cultural Center presented a movie called Men of the Cloth The movie was directed by Vicki Vaslopoulos It is documentary of Italian Master Tailors Nino Corvato Checchino Fonticoli and Joe Centofanti the film unravels the mystery of their artistry and reveals their passionate devotion to their craft Nino and Joe left Italy and came to the United States as young men to bring their skills to this country Checchino remained in Italy They all began their careers as children because their fathers were tailors who taught them at a very young age They all agreed that...

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