Heritage

The First Italians in Trumbull County, Ohio

March 2017 | Joe Tucciarone
Joe Tucciarone contributes this important piece of Italian Americana as an independent document researcher engaged in recording the history of his hometown of Hubbard, OH. Additionally, he is a descendant of Merceda Misischia, wife of one of the...

My Favorite Domestic Friend

March 2017 | Elia Iafelice
Stendino, addio! In America il fastidioso problema di far asciugare la biancheria lavata è stato facilmente risolto da uno degli elettrodomestici più utili: l’asciugatrice. Mentre in Italia bisogna necessariamente appoggiare i...

Researching Family History? Avoid Myths About Italian Immigration

March 2017 | Ben Lariccia
Tra la fine del 1800 ed il primo ventennio del ‘900, per milioni di Italiani prevalentemente contadini origanari del Meridione della penisola, la parola America diventò quasi  magica: la terra delle promesse, il sogno...

Creative Ways to Use Social Media to Find Your Italian Roots

March 2017 | Roslyn Torella
Many Italian Americans are becoming interested in discovering more about their Italian roots, but they may have been overlooking a place that can help them with their journey - social media. On Facebook, the number of Italian American genealogy...

"I'm Italian - Could I Be Jewish, Too?"

March 2017 | Rabbi Barbara Aiello
“I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to find information on my great-grandparents and their surnames…For years now I have felt a deep connection with Judaism, and was wondering if it was simply a spiritual connection, or if it’s...

Life as a Sicilian peasant

March 2017 | Stephanie Merlino
La quotidianità dei contadini siciliani è sempre stata caratterizzata da una lotta per la sopravvivenza, da una faticosa battaglia contro avversità e povertà. L’economia della civiltà agricola, infatti, era...

Statue of Liberty

March 2017 | Rosa di Grottole
When I think about immigration, my mind goes to the whistle of the vessels, the smell of freedom and to the emotion that the Statue of Liberty bestowed on those who saw it for the first time. I’m too young to know what really happened many...

St. Joseph Altar / St. Joseph Table

March 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
La tavola di San Giuseppe è un’antica tradizione siciliana risalente all’epoca medievale ed ancora oggi popolare in alcune zone dell’Italia centro-meridionale. Pare che durante una terribile carestia i siciliani invocarono...

Paying homage to the bones of St. Valentine

February 2017 | Myra Robinson
Celebrating St. Valentine’s Day in Italy isn’t difficult. The whole country is romantic, from a gondola trip in Venice at Carnival time, to the colours and perfumes of early blossoms in Sicily with a snow-clad Etna simmering in the...
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