Heritage

The Italian American Dream

August 2020 |
Il gelato, un dolce adorato da molte persone, è un dolce molto mangiato durante l’estate. Un italiano, Italo Marcioni (più conosciuto con il cognome Marchiony) ebbe una grande influenza nella popolarità del cono “waffle”. Quando Marcioni nacque a...

Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Family in the Portale Atenati

August 2020 |
Now is the perfect time to begin or continue your Italian genealogy research, specifically within Italy’s Ancestors Portal known as Portale Antenati. This online portal is the best thing to happen to Italian Americans since the steamships that...

The Italian American Dream

July 2020 |
Quest’articolo tratta del giorno di indipendenza per gli stati uniti. Questa festa è riconosciuta per i fuochi d'artificio. I fuochi d'artificio furono inventati in Cina negli anni 200 a.C. Ma, durante il rinascimento, gli italiani cominciarono ad...

Discovering La Famiglia - Getting Started On Your Journey

July 2020 |
Nearly three years ago, I started writing this monthly column on how to research your Italian roots. I thought it might be useful to revisit the initial column which provided some tips for those who are just starting out. Learning about your...

Discovering La Famiglia: Tracking Down a La Gazzetta Reader’s Calabrian Roots

June 2020 |
This month, I share how La Gazzetta reader Terry Park of Cleveland and I tracked down his family roots in Calabria. Terry knew that his paternal grandparents came from Italy, but he did not know where nor was he certain of the family’s Italian...

The Italian American Dream

June 2020 |
Wolfgang Puck, Guy Fieri, Giada de Laurentiis. Just a short list of some of today’s most famous celebrity chefs. But who was one of the first-ever celebrity chefs? In 1897, in the town of Piacenza in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna,...

Discovering La Famiglia: How Historic Events Shape A Family’s History

May 2020 |
Given recent events, I have been thinking a lot about the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918 and how historic events shape our family history. To be a good genealogist and family historian, you need to know a bit about historical events that...

The Italian American Dream

May 2020 |
Italian Americans have made their mark on American history since arriving from Italy during the late 1880’s. By 1920, more than four million Italians called the U.S. their home. While the majority suffered prejudice and hardships, many were able to...

Discovering La Famiglia: A Passenger Record Holds the Key!

April 2020 |
La Gazzetta Italiana vuole aiutare i nostri  lettori a trovare e imparare dalle loro famiglie in italia. Oggi, parliamo di Sal DiSimone. Lui aveva bisogno di informarsi dei bisnonni Panfilo D’Eramo e Giovanna Frissora. I bisnonni erano di...
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