Heritage

Coalburg Ohio Resource Group: Preserving the History of the Generation Before

April 2017 |
Perhaps the most important responsibility of this generation of Italian Americans is preserving the history of the generation before us. From researching your own ancestry to donating to and perusing the archives of cultural institutions such as...

Easter Tradition / Pasqua Tradizione

April 2017 |
Easter time 1960, I was 17-years-old and my brother Al and I were on spring break from school working at my dad’s gas station at E. 19th and Carnegie Ave. This was always a welcome springtime break. The Saturday before Easter was always...

Babysitting my Italian Grandmother

April 2017 |
When I was 13-years-old, besides gossiping about the cute boys in town and worrying about blossoming in all the right places, I was also dealing with the responsibility of taking care of my 83-year-old grandmother after she had suffered a stroke....

A 93-Year-Old 36-Year-Old

April 2017 |
La storia della famiglia Tunno, divisa tra Italia ed America dall’esperienza dell’emigrazione, dal sogno di una vita più prospera e dalla realtà di anni di sacrifici e duro lavoro, è condivisa da milioni di italo...

The First Italians in Trumbull County, Ohio

March 2017 |
Joe Tucciarone contributes this important piece of Italian Americana as an independent document researcher engaged in recording the history of his hometown of Hubbard, OH. Additionally, he is a descendant of Merceda Misischia, wife of one of the...

My Favorite Domestic Friend

March 2017 |
Stendino, addio! In America il fastidioso problema di far asciugare la biancheria lavata è stato facilmente risolto da uno degli elettrodomestici più utili: l’asciugatrice. Mentre in Italia bisogna necessariamente appoggiare i...

Researching Family History? Avoid Myths About Italian Immigration

March 2017 |
Tra la fine del 1800 ed il primo ventennio del ‘900, per milioni di Italiani prevalentemente contadini origanari del Meridione della penisola, la parola America diventò quasi  magica: la terra delle promesse, il sogno...

Creative Ways to Use Social Media to Find Your Italian Roots

March 2017 |
Many Italian Americans are becoming interested in discovering more about their Italian roots, but they may have been overlooking a place that can help them with their journey - social media. On Facebook, the number of Italian American genealogy...

"I'm Italian - Could I Be Jewish, Too?"

March 2017 |
“I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to find information on my great-grandparents and their surnames…For years now I have felt a deep connection with Judaism, and was wondering if it was simply a spiritual connection, or if it’s...
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