POINTers IN PERSON Minutes
Chapter # 10 Central Texas/Austin
Marilyn MANISCALCO Henley (# 1653)
Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (# 1388) opened the monthly POINTers In Person meeting at 1:30 pm, Saturday, June 21, 2003 at the Robert and Helen Griffith Round Rock Public Library, Round Rock, Texas, with a well-stocked pot luck table and with 19 present, including the infant CANNONE, and visitor Margie Wood of San Antonio, Texas.
Jamie CANNONE is looking for his Great Grandmother in 1920 census in Westmoreland County, PA.
Margie Wood has ancestors in CAMPAGNA IN CAMPAGNIA Region, and in Hartford, CT. She is researching D'ELIA, PALLEDINO, and CUOCOLO. She is corresponding with the DESOPO Funeral home in Hartford for information on family members' burials. Lin suggested that Margie call Tony ARABIA in San Antonio, as there is interest in San Antonio in starting a PIP Chapter.
Virginia MACRI Gerick (#2730) is corresponding with a woman in Orange, CT regarding DECERBO. Laura SABATINO of New Haven, CT genealogy society found Virginia's brother's school records. Virginia sent her grammar school memorabilia and her mother's personal cookbook to the archives in New Haven.
Jeannie MARSALIA (# 4251) is researching Domenico MARSALIA in Thurber, TX. She found a film at the FHC with his name on every page. Does this mean he was a professional witness?
Bill Brinkman was asked to explain a proscetti for which we can send to Italy, and find on FHC tapes. He said it is a complete family history, sometimes detailing birth and death certificates, letters from parents of a bride and groom, the military service records of the groom many times providing information before civil records of 1809.
Carol MAINA Roam (#4623) is researching WWII military records, both Army and
Navy. She received the service record of one of her uncles from the Navy. She
has not heard from the Army yet. Since many of their WWII records were destoyed in
a fire, they may not be able to send anything.
Carol was contacted by a woman in California who is doing research in one of the same Italian towns. She told Carol that she had written to the Mayor of the town and asked if he would locate her relatives and pass her letter along to them. He did and her relatives sent family information and pictures!
Joe MASTRANGELO (#2614) said some police departments in Italy kept records of who left the country. He said there is a new LDS item # 0236113000, a research outline for Italy. Call 1-800-537-5950 to order. Joe found the PRIMO Magazine article, "Columbus Was First" on Bibliofind.com Joe is continuing research in Putignano.
Gloria GAMBACCINI Silva said her nephew is moving to Penne, Italy, on the Adriatic side. She'll have someone to visit! She has a book on Mondolfo history, plus borrowed through inter-library loan, an out-of-print book, Immigrant Cocoon, about coal miners in PA. She found her grandparents Michaelem Mehok on p. 17. She also found her grandparents on both sides, on the U.S. census on Heritage Quest.
Scott Patrick (# 4819) is researching GARAGIIUSI in town of Potenza. He found his g-g-grandtather in the 1920 census, coming from Anzi. He has made contact with a second cousin in Maryland, who has many family records, and expects to have more to report at next meeting.
Laurie GUGINO Reister (#3878) has found the website where you plug in a surname in Italy, and it shows where it is prevalent. She and her daughter are visiting NYC, including dining in Little Italy, and relatives in Ithaca, NY.
Meeting adjourned 4:30 pm.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 23. Our schedule and past minutes are on
our web site: http://www.main.org/pip10/