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Troy, New York

General Meeting
Thursday August 18, 2011
Mosciatello’s Restaurant


1. Call to Order and Welcome to our Guests Meeting called to order @ 6:43PM

Attendees: Kathy Buckley, Debbie Gilligan, Mike Gilligan, Katie Gilligan, Noreen Iacobucci, Heidi Klinowski, Gail Landrigan, William McMahon, Gerri Sherry, Tim Stone, Donna Vaughn

2. Mike Gilligan agreed to take Meeting Minutes

3. July Meeting Minutes posted on the Website

4. Reports
• Treasurer (Lizette): 81 Paid Members, Assets $4,017.44 ($3,995.81 Checking +$21.63 Petty Cash)
• List Administrator (Brad): 247 List Members
• Facebook (Donna): 202 Like Us on Facebook

5. Ongoing Business
• Rensselaer County Historical Society and Surrogate Court Increased Fees: TIGS Website suggested wording revision agreed, 1st by Tim Stone, 2nd by Mike Gilligan

"Copies of these original source documents can be requested from the Rensselaer County Historical Society.
RCHS has adjusted their fee structure to institute a streamlined system for handling these requests that will simplify processing and speed up response time.
The $30.00 ALL INCLUSIVE FEE ($25.00 for RCHS members and TIGS paid members) now covers the cost of pulling a singular file folder from the archives, as well as photocopying ALL documents in that folder and mailing a complete package to the requester.
Click HERE to print a request form."

• Revisit Adopt A Civil War Veteran for Monument at St. Agnes Cemetery: A question was raised whether this is the best use of Funds compared to more specific Genealogical Research. A discussion on the merits of adopting Civil War veteran(s), i.e. how much is the donation amount needed for vote, revisit of bylaws, establish Yes /No Vote by Paid Members. If Yes, money to St. Agnes.

• Rensselaer County Naturalization Records: Italian Genealogy Group has reached out to us, we have emailed solicitation for Transcribers The fact was brought up that Transcribers are being requested

• St. Mary’s Cemetery Transcription Project, Book 2: Missing page received from the St. Agnes Cemetery Office, Bill McGrath to scan and send to Jeanne Keefe for completion of Book 2 assembly. Ongoing

• St. Mary’s Cemetery Transcription Project, Book 3: 96 of the 225 pages sent to Transcribers. 37 of the pages transcribed and returned to Bill Ongoing

• Troy Daily Whig Newspaper Project: Covering 1849-1858 7,010 records (3,777 Deaths and 3,233 Marriage records) are ready to go online. Twenty more years, 1859-1878, need to be formatted. Ongoing

• Now on our Website: Churches & Synagogues 1793-1890 copied from “Troy's 100 Years” book

• St. Mary's Church, Troy Church Memorials and Family Names, along with Church history and photographs are ready to go online.

• Volunteers for TIGS Table: International Festival at the Hill Street Market Place Troy, NY Saturday September 24, 2011. Volunteers requested to be a table if we decide on a table at the International Fair. No one as of yet has signed up.

• Newsletters (All) Ongoing

• Possible Scotland Trip April 2012

6. New Business
• Volunteers for TIGS Table: Heritage Hunters Fall Conference in Schuylerville, NY Saturday October 15, 2011 Volunteers requested to be a TIGS table at the conference.

• $100.00 donation approved to pat Connors website. 1st by Donna Vaughn, 2nd by Tim Stone. Approved by membership.

• Members voted to keep meetings at Mosciatello’s Restaurant, but will revisit at a later time.

7. Genealogy Table /Discussion: Tim Stone presented The Stone Family Tree.

8. Next Meeting September 15, 2011 at Mosciatello’s.

Submitted by Mike Gilligan

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