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TIGS Monthly Meeting Notes
April 15th, 2009

Troy, New York

The regular monthly meeting of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society was held on Thursday, April 15th, at Moscatiello’s Restaurant.

The following individuals were in attendance: Kris Ayotte, Donna Vaughn, Bob Sullivan, Mike Conley, Jan Sullivan, and Noreen iacabucci, Gerri Sherry, Lizette Strait, Jeanne Keefe, Bill McMahon, Timothy Stone and Richard Boland.

The meeting was called to order by Kris Ayotte, President. A motion was made by Kris and seconded by Jeanne Keefe to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2010 meeting. The minutes have been published to the TIGS website. The President welcomed the member and one guest Michael Conley, grandson of Jan and Bob Sullivan.

Treasurer, Lizette Strait, reported that the current balance was $3034.86 with 64 paid members.
There were no other reports.

Volume 10 of the Marriage index, with almost 5000 names is completed and sent to Jeanne to put on-line. This is the final book in the series and means that 60,000 names will be on-line. Frank Merola was sent a draft press release to be issued when Vol 10 goes on-line. (Bill McGrath) Jeanne Keefe did not have a date for completion.

As it relates to the Church Memorial project, Bill received responses to his request for help posted to the list. Some list members outside of the area wanted to help, so now Bill has another source of transcribers for projects. Volunteers are now working on; St. Patrick’s in Troy, St. Mary’s in Troy, St. Patrick’s in Watervliet, St. Brigit’s in Watervliet and Immaculate Conception in Watervliet. Bill also has records from St. Mary’s in Albany contributed by Mimi Nicotina.

Book 2 from St. Agnes Cemetery was put on the website with 6073 names. Bill reports that he overlooked a disc with 65 pages of data. They were sent to transcribers, completed and ready to go. Resulting in an additional 1972 records to be intermixed with the previous 6073 records. Bill will forward to Jeanne.

Book 3 from St. Agnes Cemetery is now complete with 11,842 names. Bill will extract the data that Jeanne needs and forward to her to put on line.

Kris reports that she has had positive response to the Ireland trip scheduled for 10/13 – 10/21. Interested people continue to contact her for information. Kris gave some flyers to members to put in locations where there might be interest.

Jeanne has several books from St. Mary’s for scanning. There are no students available presently so this is on hold.

Bill McGrath responded to the posts concerning disintegrating City Directories at the Troy Public Library. He suggested someone explore preservation or replacement with some of TIGS dues money. Jeanne Keefe suggested that someone contact Larry at the Library to discuss. It was noted that this suggestion was brought up at an earlier meeting held at The Troy Brewing Company.

Upcoming elections were discussed. Members were queried into interest in assuming an office. Kris will post to the list. A slate will be put together and posted for voting.
Kris Ayotte told the group that while participating in Troy Night Out last month at the RCHS she discussed the Victorian Stroll with Cathy Sheerhan. Cathy agreed that it would be a great fit for both TIGS and RCHS to have TIGS set up at RCHS for the next stroll. RCHS will supply TIGS with space. This will eliminate the need for a table fee at the Atrium.

UPDATE: Following the meeting Gerri Sherri discussed responsibility of VP with Kris and then decided that she would be interested in the position. Timothy Stone also expressed interest in the position, upon hearing Gerri was interested he decided not to run.

Kris reminded that group that there was an approved motion to reimburse her out of pocket expenses for the Stroll last December. Kris gave receipts to Lizette who will send her a check.

A copy of Heritage Hunters from the Saratoga Historical Society was brought to the meeting by Donna Vaughn for any attendee to review.

A motion was made by Jan Sullivan and seconded by Richard Boland to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved and the meeting was adjourned at 7:45p.m.

Respectfully submitted by President, Kris Ayotte for Secretary, Joyce Musco in absentia.


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