On Sunday I attended the annual meeting and dinner of the Italian Genealogical Society of America (IGSA) held at Teresa's Italian Eatery in Middleton. Our dinner consisted of a hot-and-cold antipasti buffet of prosciutto, salami, cheese, olives, artichokes, tomatoes, roasted peppers, eggplant, and arancini (rice balls) with tomato sauce as an appetizer, followed by a main-course buffet of Pasta Pomodori, Meatballs, Sausages with Peppers and Onions, and Chicken, Broccoli, and Ziti in White Wine. I had a fantastic time sharing a delicious meal with friends while discussing Italian family history and genealogical research. Marcia Melnyk, president of the group, proposed ideas for future meetings, including an encore presentation of Italian onsite research by Mary Tedesco and a lecture exploring food and travel in Italy.
The Italian Genealogical Society of America meets quarterly at the National Archives in Waltham. For additional information about the Italian Genealogical Society of America please visit their website at http://www.italianroots.org.
For additional information about Italian onsite research please visit my blog post Italian Onsite Research Demystified.