POINTers IN PERSON Minutes
Chapter # 10 Central Texas/Austin
Sherry PACELLI Haddox (4883)
Despite inclement weather, nine diehards attended the monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 17th.
Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (1388) invited everyone to the POINT Chapter #10 Christmas party at the Brinkman home on
Sunday, December 12th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.
Lin's husband, Bill, talked about his recent trip to Croatia and Bosnia. He was there from October 8-17 and had a great time. He said they really are very interesting and historical places. He also told of his two submarine reunions. The first was Sept. 18-25 in Baltimore for the USS Sea Owl SS 405. They made side trips to Annapolis, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. And, he was in Charleston, S.C. for the USS Sea Poacher SS 406 from Sept. 26-Oct. 2. Bill also told about hearing from a distant cousin in Scotland who sent information about how their families tie in.
Sheila Bayha Dugosh (#4365) reported that she had been looking for a particular book for about 20 years. She and her sister were finally able to locate it at the New England Genealogical Society in Boston. It was written by Martha Clapp Barner and contains her lineage on her Bayha side back to 1755 in Germany. It also contains information about her Imhoff grandparents. The man at the Society was kind enough to send them copies of six pages of the book. It answered many questions. Their great great grandfather came to the U.S. in 1832. Sheila is hoping to have information about the Italian side of her family in January. She said her great grandmother, Rose Leone, is still a "missing" person.
Jeanie MARSALIA (#4251) mailed a letter to the Torino Military District in Italy requesting military records for her grandfather, Giuseppe MARSAGLIA.
Scott Patrick (4819) was unsuccessful in finding a record in the 1877 NYC birth index for a suspected great uncle, Julius GARAGUSI, who died as a two-month old that same year. He feels he knows the correct date of birth so he wonders if it could have been mis-indexed. He also failed to find a death index record for another great-uncle Pietro GARAGUSI in the 1872 to 1876 NYC death indexes. He may try later years. Scott also reported that since he finally submitted his surnames to the POINTdirectory he has received several correspondences. One was from Dick ONOFRIO of the Los Angeles POINTers club. Dick was kind enough to send along a number of pages from a book by another researcher, Carolyn Smith-Pelletier, that gave a lot of information about the history of the town of Laurenzana (PZ BA) where they all have ancestors. The history really helps explain why so many people left the area.
Ernie and Gloria GAMBACCINI SILVA (#4858) announced the birth of their grandson, Nathan David Silva, born Oct. 10, 2004, son of Paul and Amy Silva.
The 2005 schedule of meetings: January 26; February 23; March 23, April 27; May 21, June 29; July 27; August 24; September 17; October 26; November 16