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Troy, New York

Minutes of the August 19th, 2010 meeting of

Meeting was called to order at 6:40 PM by President Kris Ayotte.

The following individuals were in attendance: Kris Ayotte, , Gerri Sherry, Jeanne Keefe, Bill McMahon, Bill McGrath, Cathy McGrath, Michael, Debbie and Katie Gilligan, Kris White, Richard Boland, Donna Vaughn, Bill Nealon, Kelly Grimeldi, Kathleen Mazzrillo

Welcomed guests, Winnie Stoberski (Dick Boland’s sister), Gail Landrigan, Kathy Buckley

We had a moment of silence for Bob Sullivan who recently passed away.

Treasurer’s report (L. Strait) - Not in attendance.

List Administrator (Brad Miter) – reported 224 members on list.

Donna Vaughn – 136 on facebook


Bill McGrath reported:

14 Churches are now on line.

Working on St. Mary’s, Troy St. Patrick’s, and St. Bridget’s in Watervliet.

St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy. Scanned first book covering 1900-1910

Jeanne Keefe needs volunteers to assist in scanning St. Mary cemetery records in her office at RPI.

We are working on several projects using records from Rensselaer County Historical Society; e.g., Italian Midwife records that Tim Stone is working on indexing. Rensselaer County Surrogate Court Records in progress. Peter Reilly is working on indexing these.

We have transcribers working on the Death and Marriage records that were copied by the DAR in 1935 from old Troy Newspapers.

Kris said that theTIGS table for the Victorian Stroll in December will be set up in the RCHS building.

Kris reported there are 17 people going on the Ireland trip.

The Newsletter is still on the table if someone would like to start it up again.

Former Woodside Church, now a arts center, tour to be held in the fall.

Kris looked into a company called the Café Press. They will print any logo on hats, bags, shirts, etc. for us. She needs a bigger logo.


It was decided to renew our membership with the RCHS at 50% off.

Troy Little Italy group is planning for an international Festival of Food, Arts, and Culture to be held on Sat., September 25 at the Marketplace on Hill Street from 11 am to 7 pm. TIGS will participate. Kris will set up and Gerri will help man the table along with anyone else that can help.

Our brochure needs updating and then it was agreed that we will print 500 copies.

Cleaning of headstones was discussed. If anyone would like to help just give Kelly from St. Agnes a call.

On September 8th, at 11:00, Bishop Hubbard will be at St. Agnes Cemetery to bless the headstone that was just erected for the three orphans that drown in the pond on the cemetery grounds.

Next meeting Sept. 16, 6:30, at Moscatiello’s.

A motion was made by Mike Gilligan and seconded by Dick Boland to adjourn the meeting.

Respectfully submitted
Cathy McGrath, Secretary

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