POINTers IN PERSON Minutes
Chapter # 10 Central Texas/Austin
Submitted by: Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388)
Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388) called the meeting of POINT Chapter #10 to order with 10 present.
Lin informed the Chapter #10 members that a bus has been reserved to bring the POINT members and the members of the Italian Cultural Association of Austin to the 33rd Festa Italiana in Houston, 15 October 2010. Italian music, dancing, Tarantella lessons, puppets, pasta-eating contests, and ITALIAN FOOD ! An exciting day to which we can look forward.
Scott Patrick (#4819) has found a record that he hopes will lead to solving his biggest mystery : what became of his gg-grandfather, Giuliano GARAGUSI. The record was in the 1910 U.S. Census for Manhattan, and listerd a Julius GARDNER, age 70, born in Italy. Julius Gardner is an alternate name Giuliano may have used in the U.S. Scott has heard that Giuliano had a second family in the U.S., but nothing is known of that family. Scott is hoping that the two children and two grandchildren of Giullius listed in the record can be followed forward to someone living today who might know more. So far, Scott has not found these people in the 1920 or 1930 Censuses.
Marie ZANFARDINO Jensen reported on finding the grandson of one of her mother's first cousins. Also, a Google search led her to an article in AMERICA magazine. The subject : diaries kept by pastors of the Jesuit Church of the Nativity on First Avenue in NYC. One of those pastors was Marie's great uncle, Fr. Dominic CIRIGLIANO, S.J.
Sandra GIARRUSSO reported that, using Familysearch.org, she uncovered
further information on her husband's grandfather, his namesake,
Alessandro Antonio GIARUSSO. Alessandro married Assunta ADAMO on 23
Aug 1908 in Providence, Rhode Island. Alessandro's father's given name
was Carmine, and his mother's given name was Paolina. Sandra hasn't
found the marriage certificate yet to see if Paolina's maiden name is
listed, but her father's name was Giuseppe ADAMO and her mother's given
name was Teresa/Teressa, no maiden name.
The 1915 Rhode Island State Census is now on FamilySearch, and Sandra was able to locate Alessandro and Assunta. There, she learned that Assunta's mother, Teresa, aged 50, was living with them, as were Assunta's sister, Maria, 19, and their brother, Dominico, 32. There is also a ship's manifest record, containing the name of Giuseppe ADAMO, 38, laborer, from Palermo, Italy, who arrived at Ellis Island on 6 June 1892. He embarked from Naples, traveling in steerage. The manifest ID is 3008, and the ship is, "India". This could be Paolina's father, as the age and arrival in America are close to family stories. Further research is needed, however, as records show another Giuseppe Adamo, arriving at Ellis Island on 28 June 1893.
Sandra said this information was not previously found on FamilySearch, and the LDS are forging ahead with a tremendous amount of data being scanned and loaded into their databases. This is why, she said, it is important to go back to sources and/or databases as she finds that information is being continuously updated.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, 27 July 2011.