Discovering La Famiglia: Planning an Italian Research Trip

While on a genealogy research trip to Molise, Roslyn enjoyed “La Tresca,” an annual festival in which the ancient way of harvesting grain was demonstrated. A horse runs in circles through a pile of wheat to separate the grain from the shaft. Roslyn's husband, Ron Reese, in the black shirt, is doing his part keeping the wheat in place. While on a genealogy research trip to Molise, Roslyn enjoyed “La Tresca,” an annual festival in which the ancient way of harvesting grain was demonstrated. A horse runs in circles through a pile of wheat to separate the grain from the shaft. Roslyn's husband, Ron Reese, in the black shirt, is doing his part keeping the wheat in place.

If you have been reading this column and following my guidance, you might be at the point where you find yourself wanting to continue researching – in Italy. For us family historians, there is nothing more exciting than to walk the streets of our ancestral village. To ensure that your trip is successful here are some tips.

Planning Your Trip – Travel Logistics

Many of our ancestors come from 

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