Heritage

Starting Your Family History Project

October 2013 |
Have you ever thought about organizing your family history so it is preserved and can be passed on to future generations? Or, creating a family tree to see all of your relatives and how you are all linked? This is genealogy. The search for, and...

Genealogy "Gold Mining": Bring your Family Tree to Life

March 2013 |
A friend who had recently lost a close relative posted on his Facebook page last month how sad it was that he would never be able to know personal details about his ancestors' lives, like: what they looked like, how they really lived, etc. (In his...

Italian students tell the story of Italy's elderly

January 2013 |
Italy is a country that is aging quickly, considering that over the past decade the amount of elderly has increased, as well as the "very old," (over eighty), who constitute about 6% of the Italian population. Life expectancy has also increased; in...

A not so big, fat Italian wedding

January 2013 |
"The Parthenon backdrop is optional..." who doesn't remember that hilarious line from the classic movie "My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding." Adding old world wedding traditions to your modern day wedding is a wonderful way to honor your ancestors. However...

Thirty One Days of Italians

October 2012 |
October 1: The Italian Immigrant A day to honor every Italian who journeyed to America from Italy. October 2: Amadeo Pietro Giannini Established the branch banking system in America. (Bank of America) October 3: Guglielmo Marconi Known as the...

Italian Lovers Celebrate Valentine's Day

February 2012 |
Valentine's Day is synonymous with love and Italians traditionally have been considered to be lovers. Known in Italy as "La Festa Degli Innamorati," Valentine's Day is celebrated only between lovers and sweethearts. Young sweethearts in Italy...

Natale a la casa nostra (Christmas at our house)

December 2011 |
It all started slowly, and then innocently, and developed further as the years went by: we became Americanized. There was the Night Before Christmas and Scrooge, Santa Claus, the Snowman, and Dreamin' of A White Christmas. And Macy's, and The...

A Christmas Story

December 2011 |
A blending of fact and fiction by Anthony Grano In a small hill town in southern Italy, a young man prepares to leave his home, his family and his country. The past two years have not been good for the family and Papa has decided to send his...

San Diego, California

November 2011 |
All'inizio del 1900 tanti emigrant entrati in America attraverso Ellis Island decisero di continuare verso la California sistemandosi prima a San Francisco e dopo il terremoto del 1906 rilocandosi a San Diego. Trovarono che essedo situata davanti...
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