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TIGS Monthly Meeting Notes
May 20th, 2010

Troy, New York

The regular monthly meeting of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society was held on Thursday, May 20th, at Moscatiello’s Restaurant.

The following individuals were in attendance: Kris Ayotte, Donna Vaughn, Jan Sullivan, and Gerri Sherry, Lizette Strait, Jeanne Keefe, Bill McMahon, Cathy and Bill McGrath, Kathleen Mazzrltom Grace Keegen Bulger, Bill Nealon, Michael, Debbie and Katie Gilligan, Kris White and Richard Boland and Kelly Gaimaldi. Out of State Guests: Pat McKeon, and Pam Warren.

The meeting was called to order by Kris Ayotte, President. The minutes have been published to the website for April.

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

Bill McGrath stated that all 10 volumes of the marriage index have been completed. We have 60 thousand names on-line. Frank Merola, the Rensselaer County Clerk, will be issuing a press release.
As it relates to the Church Memorial project, Bill stated that we now have 13 churches on line. Five more churches have been finished and will be put on line.

We now have three books on line for St. Agnes Cemetery.

Bill discussed four new projects that TIGS will be working on:
1. St. Mary’s Cemetery interment records in Troy have to be scanned. Bill asked for volunteers to meet with Jeanne Keefe at RPI.
2. The Rensselaer County Historic Society has 4 binders of typed records of Troy vital statistics. Records were compiled by the Daughters of the American Revolution in the early 1920’s. Once these records are scanned we will send them to our usual transcribers.
3. We are working on getting a data base from the Rensselaer County Historical Society of surrogate court records that will show names and a date of death. The file has over 31,000 names and covers the years 1791 to 1915. Researchers will be able to request photocopies of the documents that may be in these files.
4. A new database of burials by the Toohey Funeral Home in Troy will be added to the TIGS website.

Gerri Sherri talked about the Troy Public library city directories. She was looking into digital, Jeanne said it would be expensive. Both will be doing some followup. To have them rebound might be the best way to go.
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.
Upcoming elections were discussed. Members were queried into interest in assuming an office. Cathy McGrath submitted her name for secretary. Kris will post to the list. A slate will be put together and posted for voting.


Our next meeting will be June 17 at Moscatiello’s Restaurant.
A motion was made by Donna Vaughn and seconded by Richard Boland to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved and the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Cathy McGrath for Secretary, Joyce Musco in absentia.

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