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HOW THE TROY IRISH GENEALOGY
SOCIETY STARTED


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.



FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE TROY IRISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY


Standing - Left to right:
1. The late Regina (Ginger) Atchinson
2. Donna Vaughn
3. Kay Gallagher Brearton
4. Mary Ann McConnell
5. Kris Cooney-Ayotte

Sitting - Left to right:
1. Marialice P. Mangan
2. Pat Connors
3. Lynn Carey Grice
4. Cathy McGrath
5. Bill McGrath

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