POINTers IN PERSON Minutes
Chapter # 10 Central Texas/Austin
Submitted by: Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388)
POINT Chapter #10 met on 24 August 2011 at the home of Bill and Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388) with 8 members Present.
Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388) reminded the members of the upcoming bus trip to Houston, TX for the 32nd Festa Italiana. She said that she and husband, Bill, will be driving to the East Coast, and anticipate crab cakes and Italian food in their near future.
Sherry PACELLI Haddox (#4883) reported that she contacted Bob Pedersen who is one of the men who has a data base of all the birth, marriage and death records from the town of Greci, Italy, where her Grandmother, Vincenza GLIATTA, was from. Sherry was wondering how one of the members of the GRECI Cousins group is reltated to her. Bob emailed her the list of all her cousins and she wanted to print it, until she realized the report was 954 pages long ! The list of all her cousins dates back to the 1600s ! Bob is a genealogist, who has always been extremely helpful and willing to answer all of Sherry's many questions. He is the husband of her distant cousin, Dena di Chiara Pedersen.
Scott Patrick (#4819) now has the final films for the town of
LAURENZANA (PZ BA) at the local Family History Center, giving him the
entire collection for that town. His initial search for a death record
of a 4th- great-grandmother, Maddalena CRAPULLO, was unsuccessful, but
he did find quite a few birth, death, and marriage records for other
relatives filling in some holes in his data.
On-line, Scott also discovered an immigration record for his g-grandfather's older sister, Lucia MOTTA, from 1914. She was traveling with two of her daughters, Rosa Maria GALGANO and Antonia Galgano, and four grandchildren. The ship record indicated they were coming to see Lucia's sister, Geronima Mottta. Scott had not been aware that any of the g-grandfather's sisters or their families had come to the U.S., and is now looking to see if he can follow those families forward to living relatives.
Jeanie MARSALIA (#4251) has installed Family Treemaker 2009 and has set up the Marsalia family tree. She will be attending the Marsalia Family Reunion on 24 September 2011.
Joe MASTRANGELO (#2614) said that, although his Microsoft Access Data
Base for the MASTRANGELO/PUGLIESE families is not totally complete,
with a couple of Morti years to enter from his notes, he decided to
apply it to two Mastrangelo Family trees, Angelo's, and Joseph
Joseph and Angelo were friends in the early 1900s when they first came to the Central/Western Pennsylvania area. Unfortunately, the link --- if one exists --- was never researched, until he accidently stumbled upon the Joseph family via some old Funeral Card information. Joe untimately contacted and visited them. He is hoping to uncover the link through his research.
Angelo's tree went back to 1698 aided by the information from Fr. Romanazzi from St. Peter the Apostle Church in Putignanao, but after a few attempts and failudres to "fatten" it out, due primarily to the missing block of data in the LDS films, Joe set it aside for later concentration.
Joseph Umberto's tree was more successful. It appears that his family's line jumped the missing block of records which hindered Angelo's search. Using the Nati, Marriage & Morti data bases, Joe was able to construct the tree from contemporary times back through 6 generations. He used comtemporary data obtained during the family visit to supplement the information in the Data Bases. Only partially done, Joe has managed to add 5 of the 6 generations, 36 marriages, and 120 individuals, with all informatiion backed up by appropriate Civil Records from the LDS films.
Joe learned that his grandmother's sister, Lena PIZZOLATO, married into the LASCARI family. Lena married John Lascari, and they had a daughter, Nina, who remains his last link into his parents' generation. Nina was born of the youngest child, and becomes almost a generation midway between Joe's grandparents, parents, and himself. Joe said Nina has exposure to information that he is "too young to remember". They had a recent phone conversation, and Nina brought up the subject of "catalouging documents". Joe said his eldest daughter, Francine, is an artist, very much involved in the art field, so Joe sought her advice. She learned that John Lascari had a brother, Salvatore, who was an accomplished artist and sculptor. Nina possesses several pieces of his work, more is held by other family members, and one is on display in the Smithsonian.
Joe's wife, Marie, did a Google search on Salvatore Lascari, and found all the information on him. Joe said Salvatore was unknown to him, and suggests we speak with many family members.
Next meeting : 28 September 2011