Minutes of the June 17th, 2010 meeting of
TROY IRISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY
Meeting was called to order at 6:50 PM by President Kris Ayotte.
The following individuals were in attendance: Kris Ayotte, Jan
Sullivan, Bob Sullivan, Gerri Sherry, Lizette Strait, Jeanne Keefe,
Bill McMahon, Bill McGrath, Michael, Debbie and Katie Gilligan,
Kris White and Richard Boland, Doris Moak, Francis X. Ryan, Timothy
Stone, Noreen Iacobucci, Kay Brearton, Welcomed guest, Tim McGan.
Treasurer's report (L. Strait) - $3084.86 balance + $21.63 in
petty cash; 72 paid members
List Administrator (Brad Miter) reported 220 members on list.
No other reports.
Bill McGrath reported: Rensselaer County Marriage Index project
completed ?10 volumes with 60,000 names online.
Church memorials: Data collection has been completed for St.
Mary's, St. Patrick's both in Troy , St. Mary's (Albany), St.
Patrick's & St. Brigid's both in Watervliet. Compiling of
data and history of each church is now being worked on.
Plans to work on St John Episcopal, Troy (Gerry Sherry) and the
closed Holy Trinity, Troy
Kris Ayotte will contact an individual from the Community Arts
Center about Woodside Presbyterian in South Troy. This group successfully
received a $50,000 grant.
Jeanne Keefe needs volunteers to assist in scanning St. Mary
cemetery records in her office at RPI.
Records of Toohey Funeral Home in Troy have been added to the
Bill reported on the possible transcription projects of records
from Rensselaer County Historical Society e.g., Italian Midwife
records from South Troy, 34,000 Surrogate Court records from 1791
to 1915 plus binders of vital statistic records extracted by the
DAR from Troy newspapers in the early 1900's.. Problem with transferring
information from RCHS data base. Tim Stone offered to work on
software to solve problem.
Kris Ayotte will look into possibility of transcribing Old Mt.
Ida cemetery records being held by the Troy Parks & Recreation
Kris asked for 2 to 3 volunteers who might restart the TIGS newsletter.
The TIGS table for the Victorian Stroll in December will be set
up in the RCHS building.
The slate of officers for the upcoming year are:
Kris Ayotte, President
Gerri Sherry, Vice President
Cathy McGrath, Secretary
Lizette Strait, Treasurer
Jeanne Keefe, Webmaster
Donna Vaughn continues in non-elective position of Membership
Chairperson and Bill McGrath as Project Coordinator.
25 votes have been cast on the web site to date.
Donna Vaughn (not present) has asked Kris to urge members to
become move involved on the discussion portion of the Facebook
Kris reported there are still 5 openings for the Ireland trip.
Discussed having speakers at future meetings.
Additional TIGS brochures should be ordered; Kris would like
the copy updated before more copies are made.
Bill noted that Rebecca Rector has compiled a list of all local
Catholic churches that will be put on the website..
Kris White brought in a brochure from 1902 regarding St. Joseph
in South Troy. Jeanne Keefe will copy for the website.
Next meeting July 15 at Moscatiello?'.
A motion made by Dick Boland and seconded by Kay Brearton to
adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Cathy McGrath, and recorded by Kay