POINTers IN PERSON Minutes
Chapter # 10 Central Texas/Austin
Submitted by: Sherry PACELLI Haddox (#4883)
Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388) opened our monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 with 11 people in attendance. Lin announced that, beginning January 24, 2007, POINT Chapter #10 will meet at Merrill Gardens of Round Rock at 8005 Cornerwood Drive, Austin, Texas. We will meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 to 9:00pm.
Joe MASTRANGELO (#2614) is continuing to extract records from 1809 on. He is currently viewing 1811 records. Many of the records contain interesting information such as the name of the spouse and former spouse (if applicable); the names and ages of the parents of the deceased, names of children and, under the "reported by" section, you may find the name, age and occupation of a relative, such as uncle, son-in-law or brother-in-law, etc.
Scott Patrick (#4819) told about being contacted by yet another person that found a reference to a relative of theirs in our meeting minutes on the internet.
This is another person related to Michelina GALLO, the former wife of Scott's great-uncle, Mack Gardner (born Ercole GARAGUSI). Michelina was the sister
of this person's grandfather. Scott was able to put this person into contact with a granddaughter of Michelina.
Scott also told us about his recent trip to New York City where he met a recently discovered cousin for the first time. They had dinner at a wonderful Italian club just off Central Park. Scott was able to provide the cousin with several birth, death and marriage records he had researched from the town of GALLICCHIO (PZ BA) where this cousin's family was from. This included the surnames CONTE, MONTELEONE and CASTIGLIO.
Jeanie MARSALIA (#4251) mailed her father's birth certificate to the Oklahoma Secretary of State of July 20th for the apostille. When she receives it from them
she will mail it and the other requested documents to the Italian Consulate in Houston, Texas for her dual citizenship requirements.
Jeanie brought some lovely pictures of Monastero di Lanzo, the town where her grandparents were born. Her son took the pictures in June while he and his wife were visiting there.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30pm. Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 6:30pm in Room A, Round Rock Library.