Every time I speak with a member of the Italian American community, what impresses me most is the reference to the region of his/her family comes from. I find it interesting as it explains very well how strong the sense of belonging to the local community is, when we speak about a quite young country such as Italy. As a matter of fact, Italy is th...

By Kelsey M. Boudin   You may be a Papasergi. Or perhaps a Carbone, DiGiglio, Pezzimenti or Scutella. And if you're still living in the Olean area, it's possible your family and others close by emigrated from the same Italian region — maybe even the same town — during a wave in the early 1900s.   The likely genealogy of those fam...

With the help of Marco Mancassola, an Italian author and journalist based in London, a few weeks ago the New York Times tried to explore the reasons why Italian migration is growing so rapidly.    According to the author, in the 1990s Italian migration was "mainly associated with the flight of researchers, scientists and other highly sk...

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis   Alison Greene is four-foot-something with a gregarious personality, dark eyes, curly hair and a quick smile. You like her as soon as you meet her. I first met Alison at a meeting for an Italian memorial in Portland, where she intrigued me with the admission that she had discovered she was Italian only 8 years ago....

Via a tour di 10 turisti per volta nei 30 edifici della struttura (ASCA) – New York, 2 set 2014 – Per la prima volta in 60 anni, i turisti che sbarcano a Ellis Island potranno visitare l'Immigrant Hospital: l'ospedale situato a sud est dell'isola che tratteneva i pazienti considerati troppo malati per ottenere l'accesso negli Stati Uniti.  ...

By Joseph Sabino Mistick This past Tuesday, 50 or so Pittsburgh Italians gathered with family and friends in a basement Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh's Strip District to view the premiere broadcast of "The Italian Americans," a two-part PBS special recounting the travails and triumphs of the Italian diaspora. Two WQED personalities were there...

By Onondaga Historical Association In collaboration with the New York Council for the Humanities, Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) presents the lecture Tracing Italian Immigrant History to the Italian American Present by Salvatore Primeggia on February 15th at 2:00 P.M.   This lecture is free and open to the general publ...

Nella descrizione dei rapporti tra Italia e Usa l'emigrazione italiana ha un ruolo fondamentale. La Fondazione Migrantes pubblica dal 2006 il rapporto annuale sugli Italiani nel mondo, insostituibile punto di riferimento per chi si occupa di questo tema. Abbiamo chiesto alla redattrice capo del progetto, Delfina Licata, di parlarcene. Come è nata...

Between 1850 and 1870, New Orleans boasted the largest Italian-born population of any city in the United States. Its early Italian immigrants included musicians, business leaders and diplomats. However, by 1910, the city's French Quarter was a "Little Palermo" with Italian entrepreneurs, laborers and restaurateurs dominating the scene. The majority...

By Nikki Patrick Everything from antique sausage grinders to colorful clothing fashioned from fabric scraps will be on the display in "The Italian Heritage," the next quarterly exhibit at the Miners Hall Museum, Franklin. But that's only a part of the display. "We've been trying to tell a story with our display and tie in people and families...