POINTers IN PERSON Minutes
Chapter # 10 Central Texas/Austin
Submitted by: Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388)
Meeting of POINT #10 on 22 February 2012 was held at the home of Bill and Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman in Round Rock, TX with nine present.
Joe MASTRANGELO [#2614) discussed the need for researchers to contact their Senators, and Representatives regarding the pending legislature that will prevent access to the Master Death Index. (Social Security Death Index). Joe passed around for review copies of the e-mails and fax forwarded to his own Senator and Representatives. Access to the "kit" to address this issue is at: www.fgs.org/rpac/sddi-call-to-action-kit
Joe is searching for an additional data source for Italian Records. He contacted Anthony Alioto at Italianlaw@comcast.net to see what was available in the data base for abandoned property that he has access to . They corresponded over e-mail, and he forwarded Joe two samples of his research reports. They included copies of the relevant Cadastral maps involved, and data from the data base Agenzia del Territorio which provided the persons names associated with a particular parcel of land, the land usage, and the persons occupations, etc. Unfortunately for Joe, the date range of this information is from 1865 - present, so for his purposes, it does not go back far enough. Joe is looking for information in the early 1800's to fill a gap in the LDS records.
Betty TOMMASELLI Glaser [#5297] has new names to research on her ONOFRIO/ RUBANO line : ALTIERI, CIABURRI, Di LONARDO, FRAENZA, LOMBARDI, MARONE, RUFFO, SETTE, ZUPPA.
Hans Jensen reported that he could not find his father in the 1930 Census
. Marie ZANFARDINO Jensen reported on the benefits of old family photographs in finding extended family members using Amazon.com, Facebook and Google search. Old photographs are easily digitized and shared with family. She discovered that one segment of the family had changed its name from CIRIGLIANO to CIRI in the 1940s, and that the names LARAIA and LAURIA are probably the same. Marie also found her father, Carmine, listed as a female in the 1930 Census!
Jeanie MARSALIA [#4251] said that in reviewing an old photo album of her late Mother's, she discovered a picture taken by her Uncle Herbert Glick who served in the Marine Corps in WW II. On the back was written: "The Carnaval on the Prado. It is a celebration a lot similar to the Mardi Gras. The sailors are standing in front of the American Club. End of World War II."
The next meeting is March 28, 2012.