The Search for our Ancestry (XV)

Aug 23, 2015 974

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 Sicily) and ancestral towns are known, the search can begin in earnest for the civil and church records that can shed light on details of their lives. Further, such records contain information about our ancestors' forebears, so that even earlier generations may be illuminated.

Read more


You may be interested