Heritage

Discovering La Famiglia: Our Ancestors' Lives in Italy: Arranging Passage

February 2021 |
Over the next few months, we are going to explore our Italian heritage from the perspective of our ancestors’ life experiences. This month our focus will be on how our ancestors arranged for passage to America. Early on, many immigrants traveled...

Discovering La Famiglia: Our Ancestors' Lives in Italy - Part 1

January 2021 |
Over the next few months, we are going to explore our Italian heritage from the perspective of our ancestors’ life experiences. This month our focus will be on what our ancestors’ lives were like in Italy at the end of the 19th century and the...

The Italian American Dream

December 2020 |
L’articolo parla di un intagliatore di pietra, Giuseppe Piccirilli. Lui venne dalla Toscana nel 1888 con la moglie ed i figli. Con i suoi figli, ebbero una carriera molto riuscita fra gli intagliatori Americani. Lavorarono a molti monumenti,...

Discovering La Famiglia: Moving Beyond Genealogy to Family History

November 2020 |
We are going to be taking a slightly different approach to the study of our Italian genealogy by exploring what I believe to be the next level in the discovery of our roots. Many of us become interested in genealogy because we want to learn about...

The Italian American Dream

November 2020 |
“The roaring twenties was a decade that began with a sense of optimism and a carefree spirit and ended with the fall of the stock market and the beginning of the Great Depression. While many had to figure out ways to make-do in a troubled America,...

Discovering La Famiglia: How Did Your Family Get Its Surname?

October 2020 |
This month as we celebrate Italian American Heritage Month, I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than by learning about one’s roots in the Motherland. One of my favorite areas in Italian genealogy is the origin of our Italian surnames. If...

The Italian American Dream

October 2020 |
Hot tubs have become a symbol of relaxation and luxury in homes across the world. The discovery of heated water soothing physical ailments is not a new concept. Ancient cultures used natural hot springs such as the ancient Roman thermal springs and...

Discovering La Famiglia: Italian Genealogy Word List

September 2020 |
You do not have to be fluent in Italian to be able to read and translate Italian genealogical records into English but knowing the English translation for the most common words in these documents is essential. This month I am providing you with a...

The Italian American Dream

September 2020 |
L’articolo parla della vita di Andrea Sbarboro, un uomo d’affari di Genova, che ebbe molto successo nel business degli stati uniti. Sbarboro ebbe molte banche e lavori finanziari. Più importante, lui cominciò “The Italian-American Agricultural...
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