By Glenn Avolio Italian genealogy seminar and workshop will meet Oct. 12 and is one of the events featured during October's Family History Month. This is a joint offering by the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society and the Santa Barbara Chapter of Unico (an Italian word meaning unique, dedicated to community service and Italian heritage). T...

Today's mom has learned to adapt to a barrage of digital computerized appliances that would have scared the daylights out of Grandma. She's the family member who sets the digital alarm clock every night and the automatic coffee maker every morning.   Today's savvy Mom carries her own smart phone and she can be located quickly. But even with...

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...

The Genealogy Department will be starting a Writing Practice Group in September! Join us for a lunchtime writing group where we will practice writing. New prompts will be given each month.   Please bring a lunch and notebook. Prompts will be provided. We will meet the 2nd Monday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Florentine Room of...

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...

By Virginia N. Sherry For the third consecutive summer, native Staten Islander Frances Curcio traveled to Contursi Terme, a small town in the Campania region of southern Italy, to continue exploration of her family's roots.   The search started with her maternal grandfather, Salvatore Cipollaro, who immigrated to the U.S. from the town in 1...

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...

Tra gli Italiani d'America รจ molto popolare la ricerca genealogica del loro passato. Noi che siamo qui in Italia forse non lo percepiamo immediatamente, ma se ci pensiamo riusciamo a capire almeno in parte il desiderio, a volte quasi spasmodico, di ricercare le proprie origini, di capire la propria provenienza. Il passaggio tra le due sponde dell'A...

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...