Category Archives: Italy

European Ancestors – Regions of Unified Italy

Continuing with the migration of the European Ancestors material. Italy is divided into 20 regions. Those marked with * indicate they have a degree of autonomy and can enable legislation at a local level. The Country is broken down further … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Article Digging up Family Roots in Sicily by Russell Shorto

As I continue the movement of European Ancestors material, I read this article by Russell Shorto, who is an American author, historian and journalist.  It was an interesting and fascinating account of researching roots in Sicily. The New York Times published … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Italian American Podcast

Genealogy is so much more than names and dates. Researching our ancestry is about understanding the locations, cultures and traditions that affected the lives of our ancestors. To be successful at researching European ancestors you will need to put your … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Italian Bibliography

Transferred from the European Ancestors site is my Italian-bibliography which was created from a series of scraps of paper, post it notes and a typed list of books. I  merged the details together into the document linked above. The list of … Continue reading

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Starting your Italian Research Journey

For those who read my recent post on the Legacy Family Tree blog I have published a second post which looks tips and hints for researching in Italy. You can read Starting Your Italian Research Journey over on the Legacy … Continue reading

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Pathway to My Sicilian Heritage

My post, Pathway to my Sicilian Heritage was published on the Legacy blog a little earlier this week. You can read it HERE The idea for the image came from fellow genealogical blogger, Miriam Robbins in the US  who writes at AnceStories: … Continue reading

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The Land where Lemons Grow by Helene Attlee

I firmly believe that the way we can understand our genealogy is to read and become aware of the historical, and perhaps other aspects in the way of life relating to the historical community that we hail from. By way … Continue reading

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