TROY IRISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY
Troy, New York
The regular monthly meeting of the Troy Irish Genealogy
Society was held on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at the M.J.’s on the
Avenue in North Troy, New York. The following individuals
were in attendance:
The meeting was called to order at 6:40 p.m. by Donna Vaughn,
A motion was made by Bill McGrath and seconded by Kris White to
approve the minutes of the June 21, 2007 meeting. The
motion passed. The minutes have been published on the TIGS
There were no reports from the President, Vice President or Secretary.
Cathy McGrath, Treasurer, reported that the beginning balance
was $1173.29. A $50 donation was sent to the Mountainview
Fire Department for allowing TIGS to use their facility for the
antique appraisal fair. Ten dollars in dues was received. The
current balance in the treasury is $1133.29. There
are 96 paid members.
Jeanne Keefe, Webmaster, is in the process of updating the website.
Lizette Strait, List Administrator, reported that there are 195
Bill McGrath, Project Chairperson, reported that Volume III of
the marriage index and the city directory death records and are
ready to be put on line. They will be placed on the web site
soon. A project has been proposed by a list member that involves
records for the 9th Presbyterian Church in Troy.
Kris Ayotte discussed the proposed trip to Ireland. It
will probably occur in mid-April 2008. She is still
working out details of the trip.
The resource list was discussed. Bill McGrath will send
information about the availability of lookups to the Albany list.
Donna has received several positive comments about the last edition
of the TIGS newsletter. A sample of the newsletter
will be placed on the TIGS table at the Irishfest in September.
Kris Ayotte has submitted a grant application in the amount of
$2000 to enable TIGS to purchase a large scanner and a laptop computer
for copying records. She is waiting to hear back from
the sponsor of the grant.
Kris White has completed a listing of former Exalted Rulers of
the Troy Elks Club; there are only two years that are missing. Her
next project will be to compile a list of deceased Elks.
The idea of having another antique appraisal event was discussed. The
consensus was that Fall is better time for this type of event;
members were asked to think about different locations where it
might be held.
The annual Irishfest at the Altamont Fairgrounds is scheduled
for September 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. TIGS
was offered a table free of charge and volunteers are needed to
man the booth and to set up and take it down. Several
members at the meeting volunteered to help. It was
decided to print 200 new brochures for distribution at the Irishfest.
There was no new business.
A motion was made by Cathy McGrath and seconded by Kris Ayotte
to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved and
the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. The next meeting
will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 6:30 PM at MJ’s
on the Avenue. There were several items placed on the genealogy
table for those who were interested.
Kathleen Brearton, Secretary