Irish Genealogy Society did
meet on Wednesday, November 17
th, at the Capital District Celtic
Cultural Center located at 251
River Street in Troy, NY. Attending
the meeting were Rich and Eileen
Shea, Kay Brearton, Carol Schrom,
Jeanne Keefe and Kristin Ayotte.
The meeting was brought to order by Co-Chair,
Rich Shea. Rich had prepared and printed
an agenda for those attending.
The minutes from the last meeting had
previously been approved by the October
attendees and were posted to the website.
However the uncorrected minutes were
posted, Jeanne was asked to repost
once the corrected ones have been resent
Members projects - Although
Bill McGrath could not attend he did
send an update with Kay Brearton on
the Burden Records. All of the marriages
on the 73 pages are data entered, proof
read and in the hands of Jeanne who
is compiling them. May be around 1,000
records (2000 names) and hopefully
will be on-line Thanksgiving week.
Fifty pages of the death records have
been transcribed and returned to Bill,
there are still 23 pages being worked
on and it is expected that they will
be returned shortly. There may be in
excess of 6,000 death records. Proofreading
is completed on 19 of the 50 transcribed
pages and the rest are in the hands
of proof readers. Kay, Bill, Marialice
and Carol are the current proof readers.
Bill is looking for more volunteers
to work on the proof reading, please
e-mail Bill if you are interested.
Photos of the 1936 Troy flood will be
posted to the website with Rich Shea
listed as the contributor.
Kay has been told by Jim Corsaro, Librarian
at the RCHS, that a book listing members
of the Troy Police Department back
to the beginning of the department
is available for transcription and
posting to the TIGS website. Kay will
have more details shortly. Members
discussed that this may be the book
that Marialice had spoken of at earlier
Website Update - Jeanne
reported that other than looking forwarded
to posting of transcription projects
there is nothing new to report on.
Tours - Nothing currently
planned or to be reported on.
Group Resources - Postponed
until Donna Vaughn is present.
Report from List Administrator -
Postponed until Donna Vaughn is present.
Links to other websites - Jeanne
reports there have been no new links
added. Your suggestions are welcome,
e-mail to Jeanne Keefe.
Meeting Place Discussion - The
few members that did attend raised
some concern that there were mixed
feelings about where the meetings should
be held. Jeanne reported that Bill
McGrath suggested meeting at a restaurant
every 3 months or so. The discussion
was brief due to lack of attendance.
It was decided that the next meeting,
Wednesday 12/15, will be held at the
home of member, Jeanne Keefe. Her home
is at 20 Packer Avenue in Troy. Jeanne
will post further details and directions
for those members that want to attend.
We will have a very brief meeting,
but mostly enjoy some holiday camaraderie
with fellow TIGS members. The event
will be pot luck, Jeanne will provide
meat, soda and paper products. Please
bring something to share.
The previously submitted Charter and
Mission Statements was reviewed by
the attendees. Changes were discussed
and agreed upon. A draft of both will
be typed up by Kay and forwarded to
the attendees to review. The draft
will then be posted by Jeanne, the
members will be notified on list where
it is available to be viewed. A posting
will be made to the list that Full
Membership, per the Charter,
is available to TIGS members at a cost
of $5.00 per year. The payment of dues
will enable members to vote for officers
and any other items put to vote by
the group, per the Charter. Associate
Members, those that chose
not to pay dues, will still be able
to participate in TIGS meetings, activities,
projects, list and website. Membership
will run from January 1 st to December
31 st of each year. Payment of dues
will be from January 1 st to March
1 st. Nomination of officers will be
held in April and elections in May.
Voting will end on May 15 th. Membership
will run from Jan 1 to Dec 31 of each
The Genealogy Table, held over from last
meeting, was postponed due to the absence
of the presenter, Donna Vaughn.
The meeting was adjourned and several
members retired to the South End Tavern
for a bite to eat.