TROY IRISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY
Troy, New York
The regular monthly meeting of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society was held on Thursday, January 15 th, 2009 at the Park Pub in Frear Park. The following individuals were in attendance:
Grace Keegan Bulger
Francis X Ryan
The meeting was called to order at 6:45 p.m. by Kris Ayotte, President.
A motion was made by Donna Vaughn and seconded by Jeanne Keefe to approve the minutes of the December 2008 meeting. The motion passed. The minutes have been published on the TIGS website.
Cathy McGrath presented the Treasurer’s report.
The List Administrator, Brad Miter, reported that there are 199 list members.
Jeanne Keefe reported that the website is up to date with everything sent to her having been put on the site.
Bill McGrath reported on the status of the Rensselaer County marriage index project. Volunteers are still needed to complete the information for Volume 8, there are 35 pages at the County Clerks office that must be worked on. The grooms to MI in Voume 8 need lookups of number and date. Volume 9, the room are completed. Work needs to be done on duplicate numbers and names with no numbers. A-N of the brides are done and now need proof reading. Bill asked that anyone with time please work on the project while he is in Florida.
Bill Mc Grath reported that the Church Memorial Project is being worked on. To date Rebecca Rector, Donna Vaughn, Dick Boland and Kay Breaton are working on different churchs. Rebecca Rector informed Bill that she has completed 2 churchs.
Jan Sullivan updated the group on the Perennial Plant Sale. Jeanne Keefe volunteered to look into the Brunswick Community Center. Members are skedto mark their calendars for May 9 th to work on the plants and May 23 rd for the actual sale.
Bill McGrath and Jeanne Keefe are planning on getting together with Molly Nicol of St. Agnes to see what role TIGS can play in the Founders Hill Project. We also need to know what benefit will result for TIGS members if we assist in the project.
Donna Vaughn supplied the group with information concerning the class she will be teaching in conjunction with the Knowledge Network. Members are asked to spread the word and of course are free to attend. There is a fee for the class.
The group once again discussed future speakers.
Kris Ayotte asked the group to come up with ideas for expenditures. Our treasury is growing and we should consider; donations to a genealogy/Troy/historic group/project or purchase of genealogy material/book for the Library. Members also discussed the cost of rebinding for City Directories for the Library. Ongoing conversation will take place at future meetings.
Frank Ryan brought a book created for him as a gift from his daughter. The book consists of pictures and memories of his recent trip to Ireland.
A motion was made by Cathy McGrath and seconded by Lizette Strait to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved and the meeting adjourned.
Following the meeting the group held an informal Christmas Dinner consisting of items of food brought by member.
Kristin Ayotte, President for Kathleen Brearton, Secretary