Heritage

Little Italy: St. Louis

May 2019 |
While many Little Italys across the U.S. are famous for their size, their festivals or the fact that they are a neighborhood in a trendy U.S. city, some Little Italys boast their own fame. St. Louis’ Little Italy, more affectionately known as The...

Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Family in Italian Parish Records

April 2019 |
Aside from Italian civil records, Italian parish records are the most valuable genealogical records as they may predate available civil records by a few centuries thus enabling you to take your family lines back several more generations. We have...

Little Italy: Toronto

April 2019 |
This month, we head a little farther north to find our featured Little Italy. Nestled in between the hip Trinity Bellwoods and cozy Palmerston neighborhoods, Toronto, Canada’s Little Italy is a pocket of culture in the heart of the city. From...

Little Italy: San Diego

March 2019 |
L’immigrazione italiana a San Diego assunse una connotazione importante dopo il 1950. A seguito dell’attività  della pesca del tonno, il nostri connazionali discesero  dalla Bay Area fino a San Diego. La comunità iniziò ad aumentare...

Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Family in Italian Civil Marriage Records (Part 6)

March 2019 |
Last month we started exploring Italian civil marriage records and now we are ready to do a deep dive into translating one. The format and availability of a civil marriage record will vary from village to village depending upon the time period of...

Little Italy: Chicago

February 2019 |
Little Italy, talvolta chiamata University Village, è un quartiere nel Near West Side di Chicago, delimitato da Ashland Avenue a ovest, Morgan Street a est, Eisenhower Expressway a nord e Roosevelt Road a sud. Oggi  la comunità è composta da...

Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Family in Italian Civil Marriage Records (Part 5)

February 2019 |
This month we are exploring Italian civil marriage records. Of all the civil records available, it is my opinion that these can be the most challenging to research and translate. However, they are also very valuable in terms of the genealogical...

Little Italy: Cleveland

January 2019 |
This year, La Gazzetta Italiana is excited to feature Little Italy’s all over the country. And where better place to start than in our hometown of Cleveland! Cleveland’s Little Italy centers around the historic section of Mayfield Rd. and Murray...

Discovering La Famiglia: DNA Testing for Family History Research

January 2019 |
This month was are taking a break from Italian civil records and are going to investigate DNA testing as I am guessing some of you may have received test kits as gifts last month. Types of DNA TestsThere are three main types of kits sold for...
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