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Archive for April, 2013

44th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree

This years Southern California Genealogy Jamboree will be held
Friday through Sunday, June 7 through 9, 2013 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, California.

This year’s theme is “Follow the Path to the Past,” with a special emphasis placed on military records and African-American research. There will be nearly 100 classes and the guest speaker list is impressive and includes John Phillip Colletta, Ph.D., FUGA,  “Finding Italian Roots” & “They Came in Ships”, Connie Walton Moretti,  and Daniel Horowitz from MyHeritage.

For more information or to register to attend the event visit their homepage at Jamboree Southern California Genealogical Society.

Genealogy Data Partnership between Calabria Exchange & Il Circolo Calabrese

Calabria ExchangeWe are pleased to announce a genealogy data sharing partnership has been formed been Calabria Exchange  and Il Circolo Calabrese  .
As part of that relationship, ICC will be hosting genealogical data that has been extracted from various towns Il Circolo Calabresearound Calabria while using ICCs database engine to make everything searchable online. What this means to you is that you will soon have access to more genealogy data on both websites using faster and easier methods of searching.

Currently C|E hosts over 160, 000 extractions and images to various records for towns in the province of Reggio Calabria while ICC is largest Calabrese membership organization in the world devoted to the study and preservation of the genealogy, history, culture and language of the Calabria region of Italy.

The first database to be released is  Cittanova (RC) Birth Index (1842 – 1865) which is still being updated by volunteers including Livio Moreno.

Mike Savoca – 2013 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Grant

2013 Student Genealogy Grant Recipient Michael Savoca

2013 Student Genealogy Grant Recipient

 

We would like to congratulate Mike Savoca, the recipient of the 2013 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Grant.

Mike has been a part of our small Italian genealogy community for several years and we are proud to have him represent us at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree June 7-9 where he will receive his award during a scholarship breakfast.

Look for more on Mike in the coming months as he will be covering the jamboree and sharing his thoughts with us.

As an added bonus to Mike, the Gente Community would like to add an additional $100.00 to the grant on behalf of the late Carole Bienati, Gente’s co-founder and one of Mike’s biggest supporters.

For more about this award check out The Family Curator blog and website.

 

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