POINTers IN PERSON Minutes
Chapter # 10 Central Texas/Austin
Submitted by: Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388)
Chapter #10 of POINT met at the guest house of Bill and Lin ONOFRIO
Brinkman on 26 September 2012 with 12 present.
Lin (#1388) reminded members to put 9 December on their calendars for the annual Italian potluck Christmas party.
Scott Patrick (#4819) has started going through the films for his ancestral town of Pietra Pertosa (PZ BA). He found the death record for his 4th greatgrandfather, Francesco Saverio GARAGUSO, in 1837. This record also gave him the names of another set of 5th-greatparents, Gerardo GARAGUSO and Renna D'ALLEGRA.
Guest Lori MULLICAN is trying to collect paperwork for dual citizenship, as well as just starting her family tree. Her paternal great grandparents are Guiseppe PERROTTA from San Lucido, Cosenza, Calabria, and Serafina MORELLI from Falconara Albanese, Cosenza, Calabria. Her maternal great grandparents are Francesco SICILIANO and Maria BOTTA (?) possibly from Calabria. Members gave her several suggestions as to how to begin her research.
Jeanie MARSALIA (#4251) attended the 17th annual MARSALIA family reunion in Mentz, TX on 22 September 2012.
Joe MASTRANGELO (#2614) had forwarded information on the DNA seminar being held at Texas A&M, College Station, TX, on 11 October. President and founder of FAMILY TREE DNA, Bennett Greenspan, will be guest speaker. Six members expressed interest in attending. Road trip !
Next meeting : 24 October 2012