Membership To be eligible for full membership, one must have been born in Italy or be a descendent, spouse or adopted individual of Italian lineage. However, those not of Italian descent who want to join in our social activities can apply for Social Membership at the Emilia Sammartino Lodge # 2831. Members receive: Italian American magazine- a free quarterly of cultural magazine for people of Italian heritage. Sons of Italy Times newspaper- a free monthly newspaper with Pennsylvania lodge updates and columns about and for Italian Americans. Members access to OSIA. org- the national Web site full of information about issues, programs, reports and research important to Italian Americans. http://www.osia.org.
You will find discounts on specialty items and services of interest to Italian Americans, including genealogy research, travel, Italian Language instruction and more. Information on special programs of travel and study to Italy. Resources for tracing one's roots and family history. Eligibility for OSIA scholarships and participation in OSIA youth programs.
Those wishing to join the Emilia Sammartino Lodge # 2831 are invitied to attend our monthly meetings on the last Wednesday of the month at Rizzo's Malabar Inn, in Crabtree, PA or request an application to Maria Martin,: firstname.lastname@example.org email Andrea Pomponi at: email@example.com
.Membership Application If you are interested in becoming a member please print the application form below Emilia Sammartino Lodge #2831,PO Box391, Greensburg,PA 15601 or email to: Andrea Pomponi at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email to: email@example.com fill out the application and mail to Andrea Pomponi at 1515 Elm Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
The dues schedule for 2022is being recalculated. Info to be added soon.
Members will receive a dues letter w/ form around the first of the year. There will be a self addressed envelope provided to return dues. We ask all members to fill out the information form on the back of the Dues letter to include all family members. Please make sure that the names ,birthdate, phone address and email addresses are clear.
Final dues payment is set for February 12,2022. Please return as soon as possible.
The Emilia Sammartino Lodge meets at Rizzo's Malabar Inn in Crabtree,PA
Meetings are at 6PM, food available 6:30PM Last Wednesday of the month.
Meeting Dates 2022
June, July August no regular Meetings
(Check web site to see about summer events)
Members are from Italian Backgrounds as well as spouses and other who wish to share in the Italian
culture and traditions
THE 2022 MEMBERSHIP DUES
CHILDREN 1-11, $10
12- 17, $15
STUDENTS MEMBERS OVER 18 - $30
Pennsylvania Aliquippa San Rocco Festa August www.sanrocco.org Pennsylvania Butler Butler Italian Festival August http://butleritalianfestival.com/ Pennsylvania Downtown Uniontown Italian Heritage Festival August https://www.facebook.com/ItalianFestivalUniontown/ Pennsylvania Erie St. Paul's Italian Festival August http://stpaulrcerie.org/Festival.html Pennsylvania Norristown Our Lady of Soccorso August http://www.holysaviour.org/italian-feasts/ Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Little Italy Days August http://littleitalydays.com/ Pennsylvania Vandergrift Festa Italiana di Vandergrift August www.festaitaliana.us Pennsylvania Williamsport La Festa August http://thesons.org/la-festa/ Rhode Island Providence St. Bartholomew August https://www.facebook.com/Stbartschurch1907/
This has become a very popular activity for many Italian Americans. Genealogy is a science, but most of all it’s the ability to build our family tree with “exact” information.
How do you access such information if it is maintained in Italy? Archives are different from country to country. In the United States, government agencies allow citizens to order specific historical documents online. In addition, there are catalogs, addresses, and instructions available online that can make research fast and easy. If records in America are somewhat easily attainable, those from Italy require a little bit more effort.
In Italy, there are three main public sources that are repositories of family information:
Assuming that you know the essential information needed to start a research project in Italy (full name, date of birth, town where ancestor was born), you could well contact one of those sources to request names and dates and easily build your family tree. But the reality is rather different.
Only town hall officials and archivists can perform such requests, but they have time constraints; officials and archivists have the obligation to serve residents and visitors first and then if they have any time left to fulfill other requests. Parish priests, on the contrary, have no obligation to perform any of such requests. In addition, they have very little time available since they are busy with their parishioners and traveling from one village to the other. In general, few speak and understand any language other than Italian, but what is worse is that they receive hundreds of requests from all over the world.
The Church of Latter Day Saints has microfilmed part of these records (namely the Napoleonic Records) and is making them available through its Family History Centers. But these are difficult to understand unless you have extensive experience making sense of Italian records. Often handwritten in Latin or local dialects, old records are a challenge even for native Italians.
Using professionals trained in the art of reading and understanding Latin and Italian handwriting and the science of genealogy is essential. An experienced Italian based genealogist will have cultivated working business relationships with many of these officials. In most cases, information is gathered quickly and accurately including official registered birth, marriage, and death certificates. And most of all, the professional Italian genealogist can advise you on a course of investigation as well as when to persevere and when to give up. In many cases a complete and accurate family tree can be completed in several months and treasured for generations.
(The above information is courtesy My Italian Family. For more information on genealogy research, visit www.myitalianfamily.com, email Italians@myitalianfamily.com, or call 888.472.0171. OSIA members should visit OSIA.org’s Members Only section to retrieve a promotional code for discounts on My Italian Family services.)
Explore the world’s largest family history website at Ancestry.com. OSIA Lodge and At-Large members can now access the OSIA records collections online at Ancestry.com for free using the special link in the OSIA.org Members Only section. If you are not an OSIA member, click here for details on how to become one today.
We are a national organization of men and women who represent the estimated 26 million Americans of Italian heritage, dedicated to promoting our culture, our traditions, our language, the legacy of our ancestors, and our contributions to the U.S. and the world.
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Our monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6pm.
Dinner will be at 6:30 pm.
Peppers, Salad, Pasta and Pizza.
Each member will be charged $10.00 each for dinner.
Please let me know if you will be attending no later than Monday, October 25, 2021.
Hope to see everyone there.