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...

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...