POINTers IN PERSON Minutes
Chapter # 10 Central Texas/Austin
Submitted by: Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (1388)
Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388) called the 27 October 2010 meeting to
order at the Brinkman guest house with 11 present.
Lin spoke about the ONOFRIO-FUSCO reunion she recently attended with cousins from around New Haven, CT. She met 50 cousins she had never met, and indulged in wonderful Italian food. She visited with cousins from her Mother Dorothy MANGO ONOFRIO Lippincott's side, and her Father Jack ONOFRIO's side.
Jeanie MARSALIA visited her cousins at the MARSALIA reunion in Minz, TX.
Betty TOMMASELLI Glaser found new names from Grandfather Luciano Tommaselli and Brigida DeLuise's marriage license from 30 Dec 1907. Brigida's parents : Pasquale DeLUISE and Teresa IAGNITA. This led to more information : Luciano's siblings : Guiseppe (1884-1950 ) married Vincenza GENNAMONE (1894-1941 ). Gennaro (1879-1950 ) married Rose IANNUCI (1882-1968). Gennaro's sons : Nicolo (1905-1983) married Giovanna SANTANELLA. Ralph (1906-1980) married Mary FICO, then Antoinette COPPOLA (1905-1988). Gennaro's second wife : Angiolena Guliana CAFIERO (1886-1955) Gennaro's grandsons : Ralph Gennaro T. (born 1925) married Luisa Angelina PAPA (1925-2004) Ronald Joseph (born 1944) married Claire Webster (born 1945). Daughter of Ralph and Antoinette Coppola : Dolodres Tommaselli married Anthony MALAFRONTE. Information on the Malafrontes date back to the late 1600s.
Laurie GUGINO Riester advised us that AT&T UVerse has "rai italia", the Italian tv station. It is $13.00 per month, and you can try it free for a month.
Cyryl YANNITELL was a guest. She is researching MARINARO from Naples, CAPRIOLA from Potenza, RENNA, IANNITELLI from San Donato, Calabria, BOTTINI from Genoa, and POGON from Slovenia.
Joyce TIANELLO Snodgrass described some of the difficulties she had,
looking at census and other data through Ancestry.com. When telling a
Tianello cousin that their mutual Grandmother (Maria DeFELICIBUS
TIANELLO FERRAIUOLO) was listed on the 1930 census as living with
Joyce-and-her-cousin's fathers in Geneva, Ohio, her cousin said that
Joyce's dad spoke to the census worker and "bent the truth a little",
because the Grandmother did not want it known that she left two teenage
boys alone, when she remarried and moved to Cleveland. A warning not
to take census data as "gospel" !
Joyce also noted that on the census her two Grandmothers' house numbers were incorrect, and last names had been shortened.
Joyce brought in a collection of old photos from her late Father, Albert J. Tianello, school photos from the 1920s, and Church photos from Assumption Church in Geneva, Ohio.
When Joyce went for her Dad's funeral, a cousin showed her a Geneva HS yearbook from 1935, which included names and addresses of graduates and the teachers ---- a new source for us to think about.
Our next meeting will be on November 17th, early because of Thanksgiving.