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TIGS Monthly Meeting Notes
TROY IRISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY
Troy, New York


Minutes for the April TIGS meeting

In Attendance: Bill McGrath, Cathy McGrath, Grace K. Bulger, Noreen Iacohucci, Jan Sullivan, Debbie Gilligan, Mike Gilligan, Donna Vaughn, Jeanne Keefe, Patrick Surace, Kris White, Janet Shaughnessy Judge, Kris Ayotte, Tim McGan, Judy Cunningham, Peggy Parnell, Gail Lanorigan, Gerri Sherry, Mike Conley, Timothy Stone, Jeanne Keefe, Dick Boland

TIGS President Kris Cooney-Ayotte called the meeting to order at 6:45. Brad Miter reported there are 240 people on the TIGS mailing list.

No treasurer report

Donna Vaughn reported there were 175 people on Face book

Bill McGrath, TIGS Project Coordinator reported on:

1. Troy Newspaper Project.

- Now working on 44 years of records for the Troy Daily Whig. Records cover years 1834 to 1878. Transcribing & proofreading already done on years 1834 to 1878 which will be the end of that paper.

- St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy interment records in Book covering years 1900-1910 is almost finished.
- Book 2 & 3 of St. Mary's Cemetery records are scanned.
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- Another newspaper being worked on is the West Troy Advocate. There will be a lot of posting on the Civil War deaths of local people. TIGS member, Peter Reilly, is heading up this project.

The May 19th meeting will be held at the CAC. The former Woodside Presbyterian Church. The meeting will start with a tour of the art center at 6:00.

A motion was made and seconded to make a $50 donation to the CAC.

A trip to Scotland to discussed for next April. Kris is looking into the arrangements.

The new slate of officers to be put to ballot is:

Gerry Sherry – President
Tim Stone – Vice President
Open slot - Secretary
Lizette Strait – Treasurer

At the June meeting, Donna Vaughn will do a presentation on Genealogy Research.

A motion to close the meeting was made by Dick Boland and seconded by Donna Vaughn.

Respectfully submitted by Catherine McGrath

 

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