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  1. Naturalization Papers

    from the March 2011 issue

    Procuring the naturalization papers of our ancestors is important for showing our children and grandchildren the steps our family took to earn the precious d e s i g n a t i o n o f American citizen The naturalization papers could also provide us with the name of the town in Italy our ancestors left Most family stories mentioned Palermo or Napoli Knowing the actual town is crucial to obtaining records in Italy In addition by the s naturalization papers included a photo of the applicant Important Timeframes Steps to naturalization Prior to those who wish to naturalize...

  2. New Members

    from the April 2011 issue

    Victoria Asimoglou from Washington New Jersey researching Matinella i Triola Colletti Spataro and Firetto with roots in Ribera and or Calamonaci in Agrigento Sicily and Chetta and Amari with roots in Ribera Girgenti Valeriano Mecchi of Plainview New York with surnames of Mecchi from Lucca Toscana and Gevello with roots in Piedmonte John Scarinci from Franklin Square New York with family names of Scarinci with roots in Barcellona in Messina Sicily and Barone and Maffoni with origin in Napoli and Piacenza Emilia-Romagna Joseph Del Giorno from East Rockaway NY researching Del Giorno and Caponigro with roots in Salerno Campania Gerri...

  3. New Members for May

    from the May 2011 issue

    Suzette Aprea from San Diego CA and who is researching the surnames of Aprea and Gargiulo with roots in Santa Maria La Carita and Gragnano in the province and region of Napoli Campania Suzette has more surnames of Bandini from Dovadola in Foril Emilia-Romagna Apollo and Rizzo from Augusta in Siracusa Sicily and Samblich with roots in Trieste Friuli-Venezia Giulia Christopher Renz from Oakland CA with family surnames of Ceru Domenici Tori and Triglia with roots in Gombitelli di Camaiore in Lucca Toscana Geraldine Baluch from Rancho Palos Verdes CA who is researching the surnames of Dramis with roots in...

  4. Nick & Netty's 65th Anniversary

    from the February 2008 issue

    In October Netty and Nick Gautier of Rocky Point celebrated sixty five years of a special love Their marriage started in during World War II These were the days of great hardship uncertainty and sacrifice Three days after their wedding day Nick was sent to his base in Camp Landing Florida It was planned that Netty would join him there before he would be shipped overseas However Uncle Sam had other plans as Nick was suddenly shipped out to the Atlantic war zone and it would be three long years until the war was ended when the couple would be...

  5. November 3rd Meeting

    from the November 2007 issue

    All of us at the Italian Genealogical Group are eagerly awaiting the November rd meeting in which Dr Stephen P Morse will be coming from California to give two lectures on his marvelous website with its shortcuts to using many databases on the Internet Dr Morse was an amateur genealogist tracing his Russian-Jewish family when he decided to make research easier at the Ellis Island website both for himself and others When the Ellis Island database was first released years ago it was very difficult to pry information from it Morse's one-step method made it so much simpler Today he...

  6. NY Naturalizations

    from the February 2008 issue

    Listed below are the New York State US Federal District Courts and the counties under their jurisdiction Southern District Bronx New York Dutchess Orange Putnam Rockland Sullivan Westchester Columbia Greene and Ulster Eastern District Kings Queens Nassau Suffolk and Richmond orthern District Albany Broome Cayuga Chenango Clinton Cortland Delaware Essex Franklin Fulton Hamilton Herkimer Jefferson Lewis Madison Montgomery Oneida Onondaga Oswego Rensselaer St Lawrence Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Tioga Tompkins Warren and Washington Western District Allegany Cattaraugus Chautauqua Chemung Erie Genesee Livingston Monroe Niagara Ontario Orleans Schuyler Seneca Steuben Wayne Wyoming and Yates...

  7. NY State Vital Records

    from the November 2011 issue

    The collaborative efforts of the IGG the GGG and hoards of volunteers have enabled you to easily find vital records of our ancestors who were born married or died in New York City All you need to do is go to www italiangen org or www theggg org click on the appropriate database and voila Up pops the number of the document you need Just follow the simple written instructions to obtain your actual document It s research made simple But how do you track down vital records of ancestors who inhabited regions of New York State other than the...

  8. Naming Conventions

    from the April 2015 issue

    Unfortunately my day job does not consist of doing genealogy full-time If it did I could take one of the basic tenets of accounting and easily apply it to Italian genealogy consistency Normally with Italian naming conventions the first male is named after the paternal grandfather the second male after the maternal grandfather the first female after the paternal grandmother and the second female after the maternal grandmother How s that for consistency Well as I can attest to in my own family tree this is not always accurate even over years ago when one would have thought this convention...

  9. Napoli

    from the March 2004 issue

    IGG Newsletter On The Web Tony Sasso The Italian Genealogy Group's website has been rebuilt and I think you will find it quite informative I think you also will be able to navigate easier then before The best news is that our monthly newsletter will be up on the site at the same time the hard copy goes to the printer This means that you will be able to have access to the newsletter even before it is published and mailed For many of you this will be a great relief As we all know the U S Post Office...

  10. NARA Fee Increase

    from the April 2007 issue


  11. NARA Gift Fund

    from the April 2005 issue

    www multimap com The home page of a website that is searchable through a list of several countries with fields for towns and streets which then provides a map of the specific area http www multimap com index IT htm An extensive alphabetical list of towns and cities in Italy linking to maps of those areas http statelibrary dcr state nc us iss gr chart htm A grid chart beginning with the common ancestor and containing explained abbreviations for determining relationship between generations http www westol com beaurega cousins htm A tree style chart which details the relatio nships between...

  12. NARA: a Face Lift

    from the April 2006 issue

    United States researchers of many many types find themselves inevitably drawn to the National Archives and Records Administration NARA to gain access to a nearly incomprehens ible wealth of national historical documentation NARA and its branch locations are the repositories for all kinds of documents--both originals and microfilmed copies The Presidential Libraries also fall under the jurisdiction of NARA and provide unparalleled insights into the personalities and administrations of many Presidents of the United States Genealogical researchers are among the largest users of the NARA facilities and NARA's website is one that I suspect every American genealogist has accessed countless...

  13. National Archives

    from the March 2004 issue

    Hello from the National Archives Hello from the U S National Archives and Records Administration location on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D C As I write this I am sitting in the new Research Center that just opened on October th It was degrees outside when I arrived here on November th That was wonderful to someone who had just left early snow ice and cold weather in Minnesota The National Archives is one of my favorite places to research and I am here several months each year This trip was made even better since my oldest son accompanied me...

  14. National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

    from the October 2015 issue

    The National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair is on October It will be a live broadcast via YouTube so you can ask genealogy experts questions at the end of their talks Speakers will include genealogy experts from the National Archives Lectures which will feature tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research are designed for experienced genealogists and novices Recorded sessions will remain available online after the event Additional information as well as links to access the event can be found on the NARA website http www archives gov calendar genealogyfair...

  15. National Genealogical Conference

    from the April 2013 issue

    The Federation of Genealogical Societies is sponsoring a National Genealogical Conference on August - The conference will be held in downtown Fort Wayne Indiana at the Grand Wayne Convention Center a premier conference facility located at South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne Indiana The famous Allen County Public Library is located one block away at Library Plaza Discount reservations can be made at the Courtyard by Marriott or at the Hilton Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention A Pre-convention Librarians Day will be held on Tuesday August from AM- PM in the auditorium of the Allen County Library for librarians archivists...

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