Despite an unusually brutal cold that gripped Cleveland for a few days at the end of January forcing schools, universities and numerous prominent local institutions to close or cancel previously scheduled events, the Western Reserve Historical Society kept its door open on Wednesday, Jan. 30 to welcome a large group of participants to “To be or not...

When your grandparents bring you up, getting cured with peculiar medical remedies is as natural as getting double portions on your dinner plate because you’re the youngest. We all got warm milk, honey and a drop of rum when we had a bad cough, and eating eggs was certainly forbidden if we were taking antibiotics. My grandmother, as many others from...

"Genealogia italiana: come fare ricerca genealogica in Italia e negli Stati Uniti" è titolo del seminario organizzato dall’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles e da Lingua Viva, che si terrà il 21 febbraio, dalle ore 18.00 alle 21.00, nella sede dell’Istituto. L’iniziativa intende offrire un approccio pratico per la ricerca e l’utilizzo di d...

Cento. La ricerca delle radici centesi in un click: da ogni latitudine è da ora possibile indagare nel mondo del www le proprie origini. È on line ed è stato presentato, alle scuole medie e pubblicamente, il Museo digitale sull’emigrazione dal territorio tra ‘800 e ‘900 ‘Nulla osta per il mondo’. «L’utilizzo delle nuove tecnologie ha consentito lo...

When I was a graduate student at Columbia University, dad bought you a ground floor apartment in the tenement walk-up on East 61 Street, where first you lived with Nonna for over thirty-five years and then on your own for another thirteen. Your emphysema no longer allowed you to walk up four flights of stairs, but before you could even move in, you...

Buon Anno and Happy 2019 to all of our paisani out there!  This first episode of the New Year is the fourth and final part of our four-part Power Hour series on Italian American history.  John, Pat and Dolores reunite to reveal the books behind their knowledge of the Italian American experience. We bet you can’t listen to this episode without addin...

Italian citizenship is for many South Americans an appealing loophole that leads to an easy visa-free entry to many countries, first and foremost the United States. Passports are not all worth the same; they are ranked according to their power of letting citizens into the largest number of countries without a visa, or with as little bureaucracy as...

Samuel V. Lemley, a Ph.D. student in English at the University of Virginia, likes to think some of his Sicilian ancestors might’ve seen an unusual light streaking across the sky in early July nearly 200 years ago: the Great Comet of 1819. Lemley doesn’t know that for sure, but from the genealogical history his grandfather gathered, he knows some of...

FamilySearch International announced free access to over 150 million Italian historical genealogical records—the largest online collection of its kind. The unprecedented initiative is the result of collaboration between FamilySearch, the Italian government, the Italian State Archives (Direzione Generale per gli Archivi or DGA), and many other archi...

Thursday, October 11 and Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Lewes Public Library - 111 Adams Avenue - Lewes, Delaware. Call to register: 302-645-2733. The popularity of ancestry research reflects a deep hunger for knowledge about self. Our ancestors endow us with more than genes; they help connect us to ourselves. Cultural inheritances are a re...