Before there was the Troy Irish Genealogy Society, many Troy
area researchers were connected, at least by names, through
the Rensselaer County Rootsweb mailing list. Pat Connors from
California was the Rensselaer County list administrator and
Pat made frequent visits to Troy to do research.
During one of those visits to Troy on August 20, 2002, Pat
suggested that any local members on the Rensselaer mailing
list meet at the Troy Pub and Brewery to, as Pat said at the
time, "put faces with the names".
On a subsequent visit to Troy one year later, Pat suggested
that Rensselaer County list members get together for a dinner
meeting at the Irish Mist at 2nd and Ida Streets in South
Troy. It was at this dinner meeting at the Irish Mist on September
18, 2003 that Pat made the comment "We should form a
group". The Troy Irish Genealogy Society name was selected
that night and TIGS was off and running.
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