POINTers IN PERSON Minutes
Chapter # 10 Central Texas/Austin
Submitted by: Sherry PACELLI Haddox (#4883)
Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388) opened the monthly meeting on June 25th with 9 present, including one visitor, Charles CAMPISE, who is researching
CAMPISE, CANGELOSI, SCARDINO, PALASOTA and BRANNA.
Lin and Bill showed many pictures of their new grandson, Aden, and their two year old granddaughter, Emma.
Lin's mother, Dorothy MANGO Lippincott was also at the meeting. It was her birthday so Lin brought a cake for a little celebration.
Joe MASTRANGELO (#2614) is continuing to extract death records from 1809 and is currently viewing and extracting information recorded in 1875.
Patrizia Raspante wrote to Joe last month with questions regarding his Access Data Base specifics so he generated several documents and forwarded them on to her along with a general statement of purpose and methodology. Included are the following:
Jeanie MARSALIA (#4251) and her son, Shane Mahon, went to Italy from May 28th through June 7th. They visited Milano, Bologna, Firenze and Torino.
While in Torino they drove to the town of MONASTERO DI LANZO where Jeanie's grandparents were born and CASELLE TORINESE where they were married in a
church named Santa Maria. However, there were two churches both named Santa Maria so she did not know which one they were married in.
At the end of their journey, Jeanie and Shane parted ways at the airport in Milan as he flew to Brussels, Belgium where he has accepted a job and will be moving
there on July 6th. Jeanie's next trip will be to Belgium and hopefully to Italy with Shane and her daughter-in-law to see the Italian coastline on the drive to Rome.
Jeanie now has the names of her great-great-great grandparents which are Michelangelo MARSAGLIA, Cristina BARRA BAROT, Michele MARCHETTO and Domenica MACHETTA. She has also learned that her grandmother's brother, Luigi PATTINI MARCHETTI was adopted by Domenica MARCHETTI.
Jeanie mailed letters to people with the MARSAGLIA surname in Torino to see if they could possibly be related to her.
Sherry PACELLI Haddox (#4883) passed around pictures of her twin granddaughters, Angelina and Isabella, and their two year old brother, Christian.
She reported that she had received information from Bob Pedersen who is doing research on her ancestors from Greci, Italy where her grandmother was from. Bob's wife, Dena, is a distant cousin of Sherry's.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30pm. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, July 23rd, at 6:30pm at Merrill Gardens in