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

Genealogy Records Handbook Testimonial

http://www.facebook.com/95557629419/posts/10159924801004420/ I’ve had my “Genealogy Records Handbook” for a few weeks now and love it! I’ve been using Angel Research for 5 years and extremely happy with the information they have provided for me to grow my family tree. The information is this book is wonderful and will allow me to keep on expanding my … Continue reading

Traditions of Dying

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The Welsh Connection: Italian Migration to Wales 1880s – 1950s

Gareth White is studying the migration of Italians to Wales and has asked for my help in publicizing his study to reach out the people of Italian descent asking them to share their family history. If you are willing to share your story please contact him at the email address below. For many Welsh people, … Continue reading

Nardi family reunion set for 2022

I did some research for Shayna almost ten years ago which created more questions than answers but I was never able to accomplish her most sought-after goal – to reconnect with family in Italy. However, Shayna never gave up hope and this year her dream finally came true.  Here is her version of the chain … Continue reading

Oldest business in the world-Agnone

The Marinelli Pontifical Bell Foundry in Agnone, near Isernia, in the Province of Molise is the oldest bell foundry in the world and the second oldest family business in the world, and is still run by descendants of the original Marinelli Family. In Agnone the tradition of smelting and moulding metals is 2,500 years old, … Continue reading

Surnames of Italy

Italians are finally catching up with the rest of the world in the realm of surnames.  350,000 surnames can be found in Italy, the highest number of different surnames in one country in the world.  In Italy up to 2016 it was not legally possible to have more than one surname. I can hear the … Continue reading

Catasto Onciario – How and why it was created

In 1740 the Catasto Onciario was proposed by King Charles III (who reigned from 15 May 1734 – 6 October 1759) and and by 1742 regulations had been sent out to all the towns in the Regno delle Due Sicilie with instructions to complete the work by the end of January 1743. Ten years later, … Continue reading

Indexes – how accurate are they and what to do if the name isnt there?

Let’s discuss first the indexing currently underway by Family Search and Antenati.  This indexing is being done by volunteers who may, or may not be familiar with the elaborate handwriting of our Italian ancestors.  You should try your search on both sites and on Ancestry.com.  I have a feeling Antenati is not sharing this project … Continue reading

Sins of the father….the story of Anna

Stories about women are rare so I would like to take a few minutes of your time to focus on a kind of heroine.  One who went against the culture and traditions of the time.  A young woman whose true story we will never know, but one that we can imagine, based on various documents … Continue reading