Roslyn Torella

Roslyn Torella, Contributing Writer

In the Cucina with La Gazzetta: Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

September 2021
dalla cucina di Roslyn Torella Ingredients: 2 T. Butter 6 Cloves garlic, finely diced 1 lb. Raw peeled and deveined shrimp, tails off 1 Small yellow onion, diced ½ C. White wine 5 oz. Sun-dried tomato strips in oil, drained 1 ¾ C Half and...


Discovering La Famiglia: Frequently Asked Questions in Italian American Genealogy

September 2021
This month we are going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions in Italian American genealogy. I hope you find the answers useful in your own search for your family history. What is the best website to find Italian records? The...


Discovering La Famiglia: Our Ancestors' Journey Through Ellis Island

August 2021
Over the last few months in this column, we have been exploring our Italian heritage from the perspective of our ancestors’ life experiences beginning in Italy and culminating with their arrival in America. In June we imagined what our ancestors’...


Discovering La Famiglia Finding Your Family in Fraternal Organizations

July 2021
Fraternal organizations are the backbone of cultural preservation. The importance of these organizations to our ancestors was immeasurable. Today, we can find very helpful information in our search for family history among the records of...


Discovering La Famiglia: Arriving in L'America

June 2021
Over the last few months, we have been exploring our Italian heritage from the perspective of our ancestors’ life experiences. Last month I shared some tips on how to find your ancestor’s passenger list. This month, we are going to look at what it...


Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Ancestor's Passenger List

May 2021
Over the last few months in this column, we have been exploring our Italian heritage from the perspective of our ancestors’ life experiences. Last month we looked at what it was like to travel in steerage across the Atlantic. If you read that...


Life Aboard a Steamship

April 2021
Per le prossime due settimane, vogliamo esplorare la nostra eredità italiana dalla prospettiva dei nostri antenati. Per questo mese, ci concentriamo sul viaggio sulle navi dall'Italia agli Stati Uniti che gli antenati dovettero fare molti anni fa....


Discovering La Famiglia: The Port of Naples

March 2021
Over the next few months in this column, we will be exploring our Italian heritage from the perspective of our ancestors’ life experiences. This month’s focus is on the process of obtaining an Italian passport and traveling to the port. Before a...


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...


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