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Festa della Repubblica - Italy Celebrates 72nd Anniversary of the Republic

June 2018 |
La Festa della Repubblica Italiana è una giornata di festa nazionale ed uno dei simboli patri, istituita per ricordare la nascita della Repubblica. Si festeggia ogni anno il 2 giugno, data del referendum istituzionale del 1946, con la celebrazione...

Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Family in Newspapers

June 2018 |
Readers are loving our Discovering La Famiglia column! If you have used Roslyn’s methods to research your family’s history, we would love to hear about it. Please share your stories with us at This email address is being protected from spambots....

Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Family in U.S. Church Records

May 2018 |
La religione era una componente importante della società italiana del ventesimo secolo e molti degli eventi più significativi nella vita di un individuo erano registrati negli archivi della Chiesa cattolica. I registri ‘sacramentali’ possono, di...

Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Family in U.S. Birth Records

April 2018 |
When your ancestors settled in America, many of the important events that happened in their lives and their families’ lives were recorded in U.S. vital records. The main types of records that may yield valuable information about your ancestors are...

The Essence of Italy: What Makes Italy Italian?

April 2018 |
More people than ever before are exploring the world in search of the undiscovered, the new, the ultimate experience. All too often, though, you can travel thousands of miles only to find a kind of bland familiarity. But Italy is different. Italy...

Exploring Pasqua: Italy's Easter and its Traditions

April 2018 |
La Pasqua è una ricorrenza molto sentita in Italia giacché il significato religioso commemora la passione, la morte e la resurrezione di Cristo. Per questo motivo,  durante la Settimana Santa, in tutta Italia tantissime città celebrano la...

Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Family in U.S. Death Records

March 2018 |
A death record will be the most recent record available for your ancestor. There are several types of records available that record not only death information but may also contain other genealogical information such as an original Italian surname,...

Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Family in U.S. Marriage Records

February 2018 |
When your ancestors settled in America, many of the important events that happened in their lives and their families’ lives were recorded in United States vital records. The main types of records that may yield valuable information about your...

Discovering La Famiglia - Finding Your Family in U.S. Military Records

January 2018 |
You may not have thought about using U.S. military records to find out more about an Italian-born ancestor, so in this month’s column, I am going to share with you what records may exist and contain information about your ancestors and where to...
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