Diana Burdisso Britting: Italian of the Week

Jul 17, 2016 474

In this special edition of #ItalianoftheWeek, we learn more about Diana Burdisso Britting, the winner of the Sons of Italy's Do You Know Roots Contest. She writes about the journey to discover her roots and how My Italian Family helped her do just that.

My decades-old search for the story of my family's roots began after my maternal grandmother (Italian) passed away just a few months after the birth of my first child in 1969. While helping my mother pack up my grandmother's things, I found a letter from France dated 1931 in an old purse. This old, tattered letter sadly informed my grandmother that her husband had died while visiting his family in France. My mother was only nine years old when she lost her father. The tie was broken and she never knew his family.

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