Archive for January, 2011

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Some Tips for beginning your Genealogy Research

January 28, 2011

*Start with yourself and go backwards. Don’t forget to list all the members of your immediate family, spouse, and so on.

*Interview your eldest family members, ask to see old pictures, diplomas, obituaries, etc. With the old pictures, look to see if your family members are identified on the back, if not, then see if your eldest relatives can identify the members in the photos.

*Explore you local history centers in your community, such as the local history department at your local library, or any historical societies. Look for old history books on your town, cemetery records, old newspaper articles, etc. Old newspaper articles contain obituaries, as well as birth, death and funeral notices. Also, newspapers have announcements, such as engagement, wedding, and baptism annoucements. Advertisements and business notices, as well as court cases, documented in newspapers may also help you with your genealogy research.

*Try doing census searches through the many online resources I have listed on this blog, such as familysearch.org, and ancestrylibrary.com(which can be accessed for free with your Marlboro Library card at our library). You may have to try different spelling variations of your surname to get results.

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Copy of 1933 photo of Original Investors of Marlboro Tomato Canning Factory

January 20, 2011

Western Avenue, Marlboro. Copy of 1933 Galati Photo identified by John Pizzo, Mary Amoroso, George Greiner, Linc Morehead, Joe Noto Sr., Howard Quimby, Paul Quimby, Howard Baker Jr.

Copy of Photo Donated by Dr. Anthony Pascale

Names identified as follows:  1st row left to right seated: Henry Palermo, Attorney; Steve Zambito, Antonino Canzoneri, Tony Canzoneri Jr., Salvatore Zambito, Joseph Pizzo, John Antinori, Ignazio Zambito, Ignazio Dina, Unknown.

2nd row: Guiseppe Garcia, Chet Yeaples, Alphonso Favata, Tony Lopresti, Manuel Lopez, Joe Favata, Howard Baker Sr., Joe Zambito, Andrew Berkery, Victor Lata, Nicholas Mertes, John Downer, Ed McGowan, Ignazio Comporetto, Domenico Chillura, Onofrio (Frank) Zambito

If anyone can identify the one unknown name in the first row at the end, on the right, please leave a comment! Thanks!

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2010 in review

January 3, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2010. That’s about 11 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 47 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 68 posts. There were 69 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 56mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 16th with 99 views. The most popular post that day was 1915 photo of “Old Home Week” in Marlboro.