Villa Santa Lucia (Frosinone)

Angel Research completed a search of the salvaged documents from the Prefettura di Frosinone.  We were looking for any document with a name that might help our clients identify an ancestor whose civil documents were destroyed. Villa Santa Lucia was the only town in the immediate area of Cassino for which we found records. Following … Continue reading

Recovered documents

When the dust settled and the Tribunal of Cassino was seen to have been almost completely destroyed in the WW2 bombing of the town, work began to recover as much of the documentation as possible. What was salvageable was stored in the “attic” of the Palazzo Provinciale in Frosinone where it remained gathering mould until … Continue reading

Courageous Women Emigrants

Join us today at 12 noon EST Instagram UmbraAbove to honor the courageous Italian women who emigrated. If you have a story about YOUR Italian ancestor’s immigration send it to and maybe your story will be told on the program.

Italian Citizenship by Jure Sanguis Simplified Rules

Born to an Italian father who had not renounced his Italian citizenship before you were born up to 1948. After 1/1/1948 the same applies to being born to an Italian mother. NOTE: “Italian citizen at the time of “birth” means that your father/mother did not acquire citizenship through naturalization, before your birth. CATEGORIES AND CONDITIONS … Continue reading

Naming laws and traditions in Italy

Italy is famous for its bureaucracy and this is very evident when you are naming your child. As the birth comes closer names names are bandied around.  Will you choose a family name, the name of an ancestor, the name of your favourite actor, or even a fanciful name? The name you chose will last … Continue reading

Today at 12 noon EST Instagram

We’ll be talking with Ellen Craig of UmbriaAbove about the naming of children, the laws and traditions.

Q & A this Wednesday 24th.

Wed, Feb 24 | Online Event Angel Research: A Guide to the Tree to which your Branch Belongs Are you Italian American? Would you like to know more about the work behind finding your roots? Don’t miss this interactive conversation with Ann Tatangelo, Prefessional Researcher and Owner of Angel Research. . Time & Location Feb … Continue reading

Citizenship applications – wait times for documents.

The high numbers of emigrants from the Province of Frosinone during the 1900’s is resulting in large numbers of applications for Italian citizenship by Jure Sanguis.  The town of Cassino in particular has been inundated with requests for both documents and letters of “no records due to war”.  You can expect to wait at least … Continue reading

Napoleon and his far-reaching effects on our lives

Genealogists owe a great debt of gratitude to Napoleon Bonaparte. As the French Emperor conquered Western Europe, his ideas of civil law spread as well. He placed the civil government officially in charge of recording births, marriages, and deaths in France in 1792. Countries that he conquered were the next to follow suit. 1792 – … Continue reading

Terelle – January 1944

Terelle is a small town on the south east side of Monte Cairo just outside of Cassino. The Gustav Defence Line ran through the nearby town of Cassino and German troops occupying Terelle and the surrounding area forcibly rounded up the local men to labour for them. They were to build a new road connecting … Continue reading