By Angelo Coniglio Genealogy entails more than tracing a single line or surname of ancestors, even though that line may go very far into the past. I like to think of genealogy as having three dimensions, which I characterize as backwards, sideways, and forward. A simple example: Researching your parents is backwards genealogy; researching your si...

By Angelo Coniglio If you still live in the place where your immigrant ancestors settled, your local public library probably has hard copies of the US Census covering your location. However, if you live elsewhere, you must search on-line censuses.   I find that even for local information, using on-line searches is easier than using hard cop...

Have you ever thought about organizing your family history so it is preserved and can be passed on to future generations? Or, creating a family tree to see all of your relatives and how you are all linked? This is genealogy. The search for, and documentation of, one's ancestors and family lineages. If you have been thinking about starting a genealo...

1 On 1 Genealogy Consultation The Casa Italia Genealogy Department is now offering one on one genealogy assistance in our library on select Mondays. We are not only assisting with Italian research, but any ethnic background. Terri O'Connell is providing consultation on a few dates and specializes in Irish research and also Germans and Russians in...

"Italian Genealogy: From the Basics to Busting the Inevitable Brick Walls" will be topic of the next Family History Interest Group (FHIG) meeting, which will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. Genealogist Anthony Festa will discuss how best to begin an Italian heritag...

Saturday, June 21, 8:30AM-4:00PMWestern Reserve Historical Society, ClevelandPresented with the support of the Consulate of Italy in Detroit and Hon. Consulate of Italy in Cleveland CIAO (Cleveland Italian Ancestry Organization) is hosting an all-day Italian genealogy seminar on at the Western Reserve Historical Society. Two speakers specializing...

by Mary Tedesco   Tracing your Italian ancestry is one of the greatest adventures you can ever undertake. You will find the road full of twists and turns and surprises. You will experience conflicting emotions—delight and disappointment; wonder and weariness; sentiment and sadness; exhilaration and embarrassment. But, as all roads lead to Ro...

No matter where you, parenting is different in every country, every region, and even from state to state. Joanna Goddard started a series on her blog, "A Cup of Jo" about parenting around the world. On Sep. 2 she featured Italy and the differences from American parenting are quite astounding.   There are several differences that seems quite...

Italian Genealogy Research will be the topic when The Genealogical Society of the West Fields welcomes Anthony Festa at their meeting on Feb. 12, at the Westfield Memorial Library at 1 p.m.   Festa will outline basic Italian research in a three-part presentation. He will explore strategies for determining the home village in Italy from which...

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 grandm...