Interested in researching your Italian ancestry?
Join us for the IGG monthly meetings, live or virtually!
Saturday, October 10th, 2020 – 10:45 AM (Eastern) (“doors open” at 10:30)
We’re thrilled to once again welcome leading professional genealogist Joel Cole, who will be presenting:
Discovering the Processetti and Allegati di Matrimonio: Why are they so useful for research?
TO REGISTER for this webinar, please visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s8MeS9FWSGiJEbyairojhg – this talk is open to both members and non-members, so please feel free to spread the word!
(If you’re new to Zoom – we’ve created a brief video tutorial, detailing the steps you’ll want to take to access this webinar.)
Joel Cole was born and raised in Italy. He has been involved with Italian family history for over 25 years. He accompanied his father Trafford for his first genealogical research when he was 15 and since then he has been fascinated by family history.
He has worked as a researcher for over 20 years, visiting almost every State Archive in Italy and almost 1,000 parish archives. He is familiar with paleography having taken several classes in Italy, and with Latin documents, having studied it for over 10 years.
Joel has presented in many international genealogical conferences about Italian family history and has worked for years for private companies performing research in all of Italy, consulting Civil records, Parish and Diocesan Catholic records, Notary records and many more sources.
In 2015 he moved to Utah and now leads the team in charge of publishing all the Italian records on FamilySearch.
He is married to his beautiful wife Sava, and they have two children of 5, Andrea and Joshua.
Due to COVID-19, in-person meetings are not taking place at this time. We have held and intend to continue to hold Zoom meetings and webinars, and IGG members will be notified of these via e-mail.
Every second Saturday of the month from September through June, the Italian Genealogical Group presents a speaker discussing a topic relevant to Italian genealogical research. In person meetings are held at the Bethpage Public Library (Long Island, NY) and, in most cases, are also broadcast to our members worldwide via Zoom. Handouts and the exchange of genealogical events, websites and publications as well as research tips are readily available. Information and summaries of the monthly meetings are available online to members.
Meeting attendees will find an array of resources and guides to assist you in your research, including:
- Help Desk: For those members who are fortunate enough to attend our meetings, we offer a Help Desk. Before each meeting, experts are available to offer advice or to discuss your genealogy research problems. (Please note: at this time, the help desk is only available at in-person meetings.)
- Lending Library: The IGG maintains an extensive collection of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Members may borrow from the collection in person at meetings only.
- Mentoring: There are key members who volunteer as mentors. Members who may be new to genealogy or are stuck and in need of guidance may ask for their assistance. The mentor does not do the research for you but will work with you and suggest methods that worked in their own research.
Bethpage Public Library
47 Powell Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714
Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month from 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
Assistance is available for beginning and advanced researchers in the auditorium lobby before the meeting. Please inquire at the sign-in desk.
Guests are always welcome.
Part of the fun of being a member of the IGG is participation in outside events with other members. Our past events have included a cemetery crawl, historical tours, genealogy events, an annual holiday luncheon, Italian-American festivals and more! Information on upcoming events will be posted as they are scheduled.