Heritage

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

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: 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

April 2020 |
Quest’articolo tratta dell’origine degli arachidi arrostiti. Amedeo Obici è nato in Veneto. Quando aveva 12 anni, lui è andato in America senza sapere né la lingua né la città giusta. Quando è arrivato, invece di andare a Scranton, Pennsylvania, è...

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...

Discovering La Famiglia - La Gazzetta Reader Uncovers Lost Italian Heritage

March 2020 |
This year, the “Discovering La Famiglia” column hopes to help La Gazzetta Italiana readers find answers to their Italian genealogy questions. This month’s story is about Nora who contacted me after she received the results of her Ancestry DNA test....

The Italian American Dream

March 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...

The Italian American Dream

February 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: La Gazzetta Italiana Readers - It is Your Turn!

February 2020 |
I have enjoyed writing this column for La Gazzetta Italiana since 2017 and sharing lots of tips and techniques, however I decided to do a refresh on this column for the new year and hope that you will help me help you! This year I would like to...
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