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...

Know someone who is detail-oriented, determined, and would enjoy doing meaningful work that can be treasured for generations? Roots in the Boot, the exclusive genealogy partner of NIAF, is seeking expert treasure-hunters (researchers), and assistants, to join our famiglia. A passion for heartfelt family storytelling and a commitment to excellence a...

By Angelo Coniglio   Naturalization papers and passenger manifests can identify the towns where our Sicilian and Southern Italian ancestors were born. Such information is also sometimes available in newspaper articles, family documents, passports, draft registrations, and the like.   Once ancestors' names (as used and spelled in Sicil...

By Russell Shorto   As a writer I've always tended to seek out origins. My first book, about the search for the historical Jesus, was an attempt to get at the "real" story behind my Catholic upbringing.   After living in Manhattan for several years, I wrote "The Island at the Center of the World," a book about the Dutch settlement of...

Interviews were conducted and filmed in Sicily for an upcoming movie documentary. Now a (preferably native-born and raised in Sicily) person is needed to translate into English– direct from the video.   Applicants also need to be able to record time code as they go, so that the filmmaker is able to match to frame. The translator will watch v...

Melanie Holtz, certified genealogist, will present a webinar about Italian genealogy for beginners at 10:30 a.m. April 23 at the Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. N, Dover. Most records used for Italian genealogical research come from civil registration and ecclesiastical records. The lecture will cover which types of thes...