The Coalburg Italians

An interesting video created by Joe Tucciarone about the Italians who ended up in New York instead of South America and ended up in Ohio coal mines as strikebreakers.

Tenth publication of new Archives and documents

The Antenati site has uploaded digitizations of the registers of the “Italian Stato Civile ” of the Milan State Archives. With this publication, 10,294,157 images are accessible for the State Archives of Milan – an institute hitherto unpublished.

FINDING PASQUALE NARDI

by Guest blogger: Shana Nardi I have been researching my family for years, especially trying to track down all of the siblings and ancestors of my mysterious Nardi line. For most of my life, I thought that I had no family left in Italy. After all, my great grandfather Carlo Nardi had immigrated to Connecticut … Continue reading

Abstracting Seminar A transcription is a word for word copy of the document exactly as it appears including incorrect spellings etc. etc An extract is a Word for Word portion of part of the document An abstract is a summary of the contents of the document  The reading portion includes reading old handwriting  … Continue reading

Accessing Italian Churches and Parish Records

by Shayna Nardi     Accessing parish records was one of the challenges and goals for my recent genealogy trip to Italy. I used Ann’s video and Trafford Cole’s Italian Genealogical Records: How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical & Other Records in Family History Research to guide me.     Even small Italian towns can have numerous churches, but … Continue reading

Funeral rites

Taking photos at funerals isn’t usually considered in good taste but here is a photos taken in the early 1900’s. Note the rough stone walls and the beautiful tapestry hung to conceal them for the formal photos. Note too the traditional caps of Ciociara worn by the older ladies. Thank you Linda for sharing this … Continue reading

Antenati News – Cremona, Cuneo and Enna now on line

Ninth Publication of New Archives and Documents We proceeded to upload the digitisation of civil status registers by augmenting the Italian Civil Status of the State Archives of Cremona. With this publication, an additional 20,135 records and 1,820,593images are accessible and usable online. We proceeded to upload the digitisation of civil status registers by increasing the State Archives of Cuneo and Enna. … Continue reading

High definition image – New instructions

Download an app called STICKY NOTES – Open a new note. Copy and paste the following onto the sticky note. https://iiif-antenati.san.beniculturali.it/iiif/2/ NUMBER OF IMAGE/full/full/0/default.jpg IF you don’t have two screens, first open the sticky note, then open your browser and adjust the size so you can see the above link on the sticky note at … Continue reading

Frosinone Handbook ADDITIONS

I knew when I hit the ‘publish’ button that this would be a book that would always need to be revised. I promised purchasers that I would publish additions and revisions as I learned of them. I have prepared these pages in a form that you can print, and add to the book or you … Continue reading

High Definition Images

The antenati site has responded to your request for thumbnails but it would seem that the ability to save high definition images using the instructions I posted in an earlier post has been disabled. I don’t know if this was a consequence of their actions or a deliberate action to prevent the downloading of the … Continue reading