Heritage

The Personal Importance of Preserving Your Heritage

November 2017 |
La storia, intesa come memoria del passato e di ciò che esso è stato, influenza in maniera determinante il presente e la vita di ogni individuo.Giacché il ricordo di particolari tradizioni, occasioni ed eventi svanisce con le persone che li hanno...

Discovering La Famiglia - Finding Your Family Surname in a Ship Manifest

October 2017 |
We were very excited to introduce to you last month our new column, Discovering La Famiglia. The column’s author, Roslyn Torella, is a genealogist and a family historian. Her grandparents hailed from Molise and Roslyn grew up in Lowellville, OH....

Heritage: The Connection Between People

October 2017 |
One’s own heritage is something unique to one person and yet, at the same time, it connects numerous people together by showing what customs, values and beliefs they may share together. To discover one’s heritage is to discover a culture that spans...

The National Italian American Foundation’s 42nd Annual Gala Honoring the NIAF 2017 Region of Honor Sicily

October 2017 |
The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. will be swathed in festive colors of red, white and green November 3-5, 2017, when the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates its 42nd Annual Gala Weekend. “This year’s event will...

What’s in a Name?

October 2017 |
As Italians, our cultural pride runs deep. One major source of that pride is our family name or cognome. Your surname tells a story that could enliven your family history. Where did it come from? Is it original or has it been changed over the years...

Second-Generation Italian

October 2017 |
I was born in Cleveland and so were my parents, but all four of my grandparents were born in Italy. So, I am second-generation Italian and proud of my Italian heritage. My maternal grandparents are from Sicily or Sicilia. They both were born in...

Museums

October 2017 |
If you’re looking to visit a museum or cultural center to connect to your ancestors and learn more about your Italian American heritage, check out some of these museums across the country! History of Italian Immigration Museum,...

Discovering La Famiglia - Starting Your Italian American Family History Journey

September 2017 |
Learning about your ancestors can be extremely interesting and extremely frustrating at the same time, but I can tell you from my 25 years of research experience that it is worth every bit of the joy and the anguish along the way. If you have an...

A Look into Old Italian Wedding Traditions

July 2017 |
Weddings hold many similarities and differences around the world. Each country has its own unique set of traditions to follow during a wedding ceremony and Italy is no exception. In Italy, various traditions, customs and superstitions vary from...
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