Heritage

Discovering La Famiglia - Finding Your Family in Immigration Records

November 2017 |
Last month we looked at ship manifests; this month we will explore U.S. immigration records. We are focusing on immigration records created in the late 1880s through 1956 because it was during this period many Italian immigrants became U.S....

Prati di Tivo and the Smell of Mushrooms

November 2017 |
The scenery upon arriving at Prati di Tivo was dreamlike. The first thing to see was the “Sleeping Giant,” as the mountain of the Gran Sasso d’Italia is called because it looks like the giant profile of a person resting. There was a wicker swing...

The Compare Club

November 2017 |
It is known, although some deny it they know deep down that it is true, that everybody wants to be Italian. Luckily, I was born Italian, raised Italian and I am Italian, so I thank God for those blessings. I wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t true; I...

Discovering your roots

November 2017 |
I’m Rosa, I’m 32 and I’m Italian. I moved to the U.S. in February 2016. None of my direct ancestors were here before me. My grandmother vaguely remembers that some uncles moved here when she was very young, but she never knew anything about them....

The Italian Cultural Garden: Preserving Our Heritage

November 2017 |
Our Italian heritage is a vast one encompassing not only our colorful social customs, but also the cultural heritage of Italy that has given so much to the world in the arts and sciences. In 1930 an Italian businessman, Philip Garbo from Cefalu,...

Traditions

November 2017 |
Our Italian customs and traditions are the glue that holds our loud, hungry, happy, loving, and large family together. My great-grandparents, Nana Bucci and Nana Longo, taught my Nani and Papa the traditions and customs that have been passed down...

The Personal Importance of Preserving Your Heritage

November 2017 |
La storia, intesa come memoria del passato e di ciò che esso è stato, influenza in maniera determinante il presente e la vita di ogni individuo.Giacché il ricordo di particolari tradizioni, occasioni ed eventi svanisce con le persone che li hanno...

Discovering La Famiglia - Finding Your Family Surname in a Ship Manifest

October 2017 |
We were very excited to introduce to you last month our new column, Discovering La Famiglia. The column’s author, Roslyn Torella, is a genealogist and a family historian. Her grandparents hailed from Molise and Roslyn grew up in Lowellville, OH....

Heritage: The Connection Between People

October 2017 |
One’s own heritage is something unique to one person and yet, at the same time, it connects numerous people together by showing what customs, values and beliefs they may share together. To discover one’s heritage is to discover a culture that spans...
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