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  1. Reaching out to Extended Family

    from the May 2005 issue

    Have you thought about all the people who could possibly help you in your search for family history Have you considered relatives not as distant as a fifteenth cousin in Kalamazoo who is a genealogy fanatic Closer relatives may hold the clues you need to extend your own lineage After twenty years I finally located descendants of my great-grandmother's half-sister While they may know nothing about their own family history these relatives are an untapped source that I had spent years trying to locate Think--Who Might Have It Henry Schulz is your great-great-grandfather and he died in the s If...

  2. Reaching out to Extended Family

    from the September 2005 issue

    Have you thought about all the people who could possibly help you in your search for family history Have you considered relatives not as distant as a fifteenth cousin in Kalamazoo who is a genealogy fanatic Closer relatives may hold the clues you need to extend your own lineage After twenty years I finally located descendants of my great-grandmother's half-sister While they may know nothing about their own family history these relatives are an untapped source that I had spent years trying to locate Think--Who Might Have It Henry Schulz is your great-great-grandfather and he died in the s If...

  3. Reclaim the Records

    from the September 2016 issue

    Reclaim the Records is a not-for-profit group of genealogists historians researchers and open government advocates who are filing Freedom of Information requests to get public data released back into the public domain They are collecting information about important archival data sets that are not available online or on microfilm and are using Freedom of Information laws and Open Data initiatives to get copies of this information released to the public They have started their work in archives libraries and government agencies in New York New Jersey and Missouri and are expanding into different parts of the country based on demand...

  4. Recordings Of A Cemetery

    from the November 2006 issue

    Today we walked where others walked On a lonely windswept hill Today we talked where others cried For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled Today our hearts were touched By graves of tiny babies Snatched from the arms of loving kin In the heartbreak of the ages Today we saw where the grandparents lay In the last sleep of their time Lying under the trees and clouds - Their beds kissed by the sun and wind Today we wondered about an unmarked spot Who lies beneath this hollowed ground Was it a babe child young or old No indication could...

  5. Records from Social Security

    from the December 2011 issue

    How to Get Records from Social Security for Genealogical Research I am doing genealogical research How can I request records from the Social Security Administration You may make your request online for some information from our records See the story on protected records on Page Otherwise the SSA needs certain identifying information to search its records Records are filed by Social Security numbers rather than by names If you can provide the person's Social Security number the SSA will search their records for information they might have Without a Social Security number the SSA will need the person's full name...

  6. Red Star Line

    from the September 2009 issue

    Elizabeth Oravetz Public Relations Coordinator for The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation is assisting colleagues in Antwerp Belgium who are trying to locate descendents of immigrants who came to the United States on the Red Star Line The Belgians are currently preparing to open a museum in Antwerp about the history of the immigrants of the Red Star Line a famous steamship company which from to transported thousands of Europeans seeking a new life in America For this project the coordinators need individual stories and original photographs that could give life to the future museum If you are a descendant...

  7. Regaining the Momentum

    from the June 2008 issue

    We all have ups and downs with our research and I m coming out of a serious down cycle After fighting with my computer for months as it died a slow painful death I finally have a new one and am hoping to get my research back on track But it can be tough to get things going again after you ve been away for a while For the longest time the thought of surfing the Net for anything more than what was necessary to get my work done was unfathomable After a long day of screaming at my computer...

  8. Regaining the Momentum

    from the November 2008 issue

    We all have ups and downs with our research and I m coming out of a serious down cycle After fighting with my computer for months as it died a slow painful death I finally have a new one and am hoping to get my research back on track But it can be tough to get things going again after you ve been away for a while For the longest time the thought of surfing the Net for anything more than what was necessary to get my work done was unfathomable After a long day of screaming at my computer...

  9. Regional Differences in Genealogy

    from the April 2007 issue

    When researching Italian records you can take into account that people remain in the same town generation after generation It is part of the Italian culture to settle in one place marry people from within the same community live in the same ancestral home and pass on the same trade to the next generation As a result we may be able today to trace a family as far back as the late s by researching records in a single town The oldest records are the parish church records that were introduced after the Council of Trento in that marked the...

  10. Regions and Provinces

    from the March 2013 issue

    Submitted by William S Gimello This list shows each of the regions of Italy along with their provinces The standard abbreviations for the regions and the provinces are listed to the left of their names Region - Province ABR - Abruzzo CH - Chieti AQ - L'Aquila PE - Pescara TE - Teramo BAS - Basilicata MT - Matera PZ - Potenza CAL - Calabria CS - Cosenza CZ - Catanzaro KR - Crotone RC - Reggio Calabri VV - Vibo Valentia CAM - Campania AV - Avellino BN - Benevento CE - Caserta NA - Napoli SA - Salerno...

  11. Research Hints

    from the April 2016 issue

    I have been searching for my ancestors particularly those with the Pietropinto surname for about ten years They emigrated from San Fele Potenza in Basilicata sometime before While I had found many American records I had not yet searched for Italian records I was fairly sure that some records would be available at a Family History Center but the thought of slogging through many reels of microfilm has been somewhat discouraging I had tried searching the FamilySearch website where I entered the surname and limited the search to Potenza Italy I found nothing for my family but did see that...

  12. Research in Albany: October 26 - 28, 2016

    from the April 2016 issue

    Research in Albany October - Dr Marilyn Verna at Queensboro UNICO Dr Marilyn Verna spoke at a UNICO meeting on March on the importance of preserving Our Lady of Loreto Church in East New York as a monument to Italian American culture She is pictured with Michael Mucaria president of the Queens chapter Mario Toglia and Michael Genovese from our group have also made cultural presentations to this organization In appreciation for the lectures UNICO has added an invitation on its website for its members to join IGG...

  13. Research in Various Regions

    from the February 2007 issue

    At the January meeting of the Italian Genealogy Group we separated into about ten regional groups to discuss with other members research in our ancestors areas When performing Italian research you soon learn that research in one part of Italy is not the same as in other parts of the country It is therefore very informative to learn what success others have had and what problems they have had in tracing their family in a specific area People beginning their research often don t know what questions to ask at first For these members listening to others was important But...

  14. Research Opportunities, Lectures, Genealogy Fairs and Exhibits

    from the November 2015 issue

    New York Public Library Getting Started Thursday November th PM This introductory class will explain first steps in genealogical research Researching Naturalization Records Wednesday November th PM Explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens the kinds of records they generated when they did so what info these records contain and where you can find them Researching Ships Passenger Lists Wednesday November th PM Learn the history of ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at US ports in the th and th centuries and how to get started using the research methods and resources related to passenger list info...

  15. Researcher Seeking IGG Contact

    from the February 2015 issue

    Maria Wright is a teacher of genealogical research She has been doing her own genealogical research for years on the following family names ABRAMO GRILLO VIRGATA LO TAURO ASTORINA AND RUSSO All of her families come from the Provinces of Savona and Catania Maria would like to connect with anyone who has been researching any of these names in those areas You can reach her at maria wright gmail com...

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