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Troy Irish Genealogy Society Troy, N Y

The regular monthly meeting of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society was held Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Moscatello’s Restaurant, Troy, NY

2010 Meeting Dates: February 18th, March 18th, April 15th, May 20th, June 17th, July 15th, August 19th, September 16th, October 21st, November 18th, and December 16th.

The following members were in attendance: Kris Ayotte, Lizette Strait, Donna Vaughn, Noreen Iacobucci, Jan & Bob Sullivan, Timothy Stone, Gerri Sherry, Mike, Debbie & Katie Gilligan, Joyce Musco,

The meeting was called to order at 6:35 by Kris Ayotte, President.


REPORTS
Donna Vaughn continues to email/call previous members that haven’t attended in a while. She will be setting up future meeting spots and has booked Moscatellos for the February meeting.

Secretary- There was no approval of the minutes as they were not complete or posted on website

Treasurer - Lizette Strait reported that the current balance was 2574.86 Expenses were $387.68 for 2 external 1 terabyte hard drives and a new battery for the Society's laptop. There are now 42 paid members for the year so far. $21.63 in petty cash. There is a motion and second to accept the Treasurers report. All in favor.

List Administrator- Brad Miter has reported there are 223 list members and that is a new record. Brad has also started a roll call of family names people are searching for

OLD BUSINESS
Marriage Index Project Volume 10 (5000names) is ready Bill McGrath reports File is sent Frank Merola, Rensselaer County Clerk, who will print a file for proof reading against the original paper documents. Kay Brearton will do the proof reading. This file will go online in March or April and Frank Merola will do a press release at that time.

St. Agnes Cemetery Memorial Data Base- Bill McGrath found another disc with 65 pages for Book 2, and has sent it to the transcribers. Book 3 has 12,000 records and Bill sent file to Lynn Sisk to proofread.

Jeanne Keefe will be contacting St Agnes cemetery about scanning another interment book. Upcoming in March: memorials for St Mary’s Church in Albany

Newsletter –Donna Vaughn would be willing to do some articles in the future.

Victorian Stroll – We had a bad location this year and did not do too well or reach as many people as last year. With table fees etc we had a 56$ loss. Lizzette Strait, Jan Sullivan, Kris Ayotte, Noreen Iacobucci and Tim Stone volunteered time at the booth. Donna Vaughn motioned to reimburse Kris Ayotte for supplies and Mike Gilligan seconded. All in favor. Tim will put together a visual aid for next time.

Food Pantry - Everyone brought food for the food pantry to the Christmas meeting and Mike Gilligan brought the 3 boxes collected to Rourke Center, where, he says it was very much appreciated.


NEW BUSINESS

Ancestry.com is coming to Boston on February 20 for Family History Day 8am - 4 pm. There are six classes and Ancestry.com experts on hand to help you, scan your photos and much more The class is $30, which includes parking. There is a hotel discounted rate of 145 at Westin Copley for Feb 19th for those who wish to stay overnight.

A volunteer is needed for a presentation at next month's informal gathering which will be at Moscatello’s on Feb 18 at 6:30. Lizette Strait will do a presentation in March on the "Floggin Mollies”.

Kris Ayotte has looked into having a trip to Scotland. Tim Stone will look into a trip to Washington DC.

Donna Vaughn and Tim Stone will work on setting us up on Facebook.

Meeting adjourned at 7:28 PM on motion by Jan Sullivan seconded by Tim. Stone. All in favor

Respectfully submitted,

Joyce Musco, Secretary


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