Quando il figliolo di un compaesano divenne medico, per la Comunità italo-americana degli Usa ciò fu motivo di enorme orgoglio; ma soprattutto più tardi, quando – in grazia della sua bravura – quel giovane professionista molisano divenne un punto di riferimento della cittadina di Buffalo e, poi, dell’intera Contea. Nicola Rocco De Dominicis (di Vas...

Gina Mossa Molino handed her writer daughter, Suzanna Molino, 16 typed pages of her life story and said, “I would like to do something with this.” Two years later, mamma and daughter hold in hand a 237-page book, The Italian Immigrants’ Daughter, which honors their family legacy of growing up with Italian immigrants Antonica Cabras and Giovanni Mos...

Saturday, June 3 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Senator John Heinz History Center - 1212 Smallman Street - Pittsburgh, PA,15222 There's still time to register for the History Center's in-depth Italian Genealogy Workshop featuring genealogists Melanie Holtz, CG of Lo Schiavo Genealogica and Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy for a workshop on delving into...

Did you know that there are 319,602 Italian Americans in Nassau County? That is 23 percent of its population and makes us No. 3 in the nation in numbers of Italian-Americans. Right here Williston Park we have Luigi Suppa the tailor from Rome, Mike, Steve and Donna  Mistretta who own Frantonis Restaurant and Mike the barber who was born in Naples, t...

A young immigrant sailed into New York Harbor in 1871, and in 1942 the image of a white-haired old man returned. Those two dates book-end a musical story of America. According to his death certificate, Frank A. Marynell Sr. was born June 13, 1857, in Italy, but lived most of his long life in Henderson. In 1942 his portrait was taken by O.A. Egloff...

Un grande racconto costruito attraverso tante e diverse storie di vite “esemplari” degli abruzzesi d’America. Si potrebbe sintetizzare così il lavoro di Generoso D’Agnese, Geremia Mancini e Dom Serafini, autori del volume Abruzzo Stars & Stripes edito da Ricerche & Redazioni di Giacinto Damiani e Barbara Marramà. Nel primo volume , “Le radici abruz...

Ora c'è un libro, una sorta di "album souvenir", come lo definisce l'autore, monsignor Giuseppe de Candia, a raccontare e ricordare a chi verrà, il primo viaggio pastorale di monsignor Domenico Cornacchia, Vescovo della Diocesi di Molfetta, Giovinazzo, Terlizzi e Ruvo di Puglia, in terra americana in occasione del 90esimo anniversario della Festa d...

As part of the centenary of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, a panel of Chicago scholars and historians will explore the extraordinary impact and legacy of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini on the city of Chicago in the areas of education, healthcare, out-reach to immigrants. The event will take place on June 10 at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Str...

They're standing in line next to the silhouette of a large boat that symbolizes their journey. There are 12 adults and two children. The men, carrying suitcases, are wearing suits and hats. The women are clad in long dresses with scarves over their heads. All of them are immigrants who have settled in Newark's Ironbound section with hopes of pursin...

The terror might come in the mail, or in an envelope slipped under the door. Or a note tacked to the wall. Pay up, it would say. Give us the money. Or your child dies. Go to the police, your child dies. The letter would be unsigned. But everyone would know who had sent it: the dreaded Society of the Black Hand, a shadowy criminal organization that...