TROY IRISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY
Troy, New York
Thursday, September 15, 2011
l. Call to Order and Welcome to our Guests at 6:40
Attendees: Kris Ayotte, Richard Boland, Grace Bulger, Jeanne Keefe,
Heid Klinowski, Gail Landrigan, William McMahon, Gerri Sherri, Lizette
Strait, Tim Stone and Patrick Surace
2. Kris Ayotte agreed to take Meeting Minutes
3. August Meeting Minutes are posted on the Website
Treasurer (Lizette): 82 paid members
Previous balance $3995.81
Expenses $38.01 4 Flash Drives
Deposit $20.00 memberships
Petty Cash $21.63
Total Assets: $3999.43
List Administrator (Brad) 247 List Members
Facebook (Donna) 203 Like us on Facebook
$400 to Adopt a Civil War Stone at St. Agnes discussed. It was decided
that this had previously been voted on and approved, no further
discussion needed. Jeanne Keefe reviewed the bylaws and noted that
there were specifically left non-specific for general purposes.
$100 to Pat Conners Website was also previously discussed
and voted on, no further discussion needed.
Reprinting of the Woodside Church for the Burden
Iron Museum. Copies will be printed, at Tigs expense, for Burden
Iron Museum, The Troy Public Library and one for the Woodside Church.
It was agreed that TIGS did not need a copy as there is no one location
for access to the copy.
Update on the Troy Newspaper Project: 10 more years
1849-1859 with 7000 names from the Troy Whig added to the TIGS Website.
20 more years have been transcribed and are going through final
anaylsis prior to be putting on website. Bill McGrath is working
on an additional 10 years.
St.Mary’s Cmetery Interments: 159 pages our
of 225 pages have been sent to transcribers, of those 115 pages
have been transcribed and returned.
New transcription project in the works of the Nail
Factory Cemetery in South Troy, also knowns a the 6th Ward Cemetery.
Church Memorial Project continues. St. Mary’s
Church in Troy was recently added to the TIGS database. Five more
churchs are in the works.
Volunteers for TIGS Tables at International Festival
at Hill St. Market Place was limited to Kris Ayotte, so the table
was passed on. We are still looking for volunteers for the Heritage
Hunters Conference in Schuylerville on Sat, Oct 15, 2011.
Newsletter is still pending a volunteer to coordinate
Scotland Trip tabled due to very high air fare.
Heidi Klinowski informed the group of the Earl Chapel Gala to be
held on 10/6. Cost is $65 per person. If you are interested in the
Gala or raffle tickets contact Heidi. She will also post information
to the list. Heidi is the Publicity Chair for the cemetery.
Jeanne Keefe noted she is in need of 2 external hard
drives. Liz will be notified as exactly what Jeanne is looking for
and will purchase.
It was suggested that Jeanne Keefe and Kathy McGrath
head a dinner committee to look into other locations for the meetings
and report back to the group.
Kris Ayotte brought a “Flip Pal” miniature
scanner ideal for genealogy to show the group. Kris also brought
miniature monoculars that were being disposed of at her company
and gave them to those that wanted one.
Gail Landrigan gave a wonderful presentation on the benefits of
Ancestry and contacts she has made from whom she has received information
including a large packet of paper material. Her talk on her Gannon
and Stong families was very informational and inspiring.
Next Meeting October 20th at Mosciatello’s
Meeting Adjourned by President Gerri Sherry at 7:40PM
Respectfully Submitted by Kristin Cooney-Ayotte