Author Archives: Julie Goucher

Starting your Italian Research Journey

Originally posted on Anglers Rest:
For those who read my recent post on the Legacy Family Tree blog I have published a second post which looks tips and hints for researching in Italy. You can read Starting Your Italian Research…

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Pathway to My Sicilian Heritage

Originally posted on Anglers Rest:
My post, Pathway to my Sicilian Heritage was published on the Legacy blog a little earlier this week. You can read it HERE The idea for the image came from fellow genealogical blogger, Miriam Robbins in the…

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Legacy Family Tree Webinars

The folks at Legacy Family Tree Webinars have extended their 50% off sale until 20 August 2017. A subscription means that you can watch any of the more than 500 webinars in their library. This includes Tracing European Ancestors Membership … Continue reading

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Free Access to Legacy Webinars 14-16 April!

As a way of celebrating the 500th Webinar from Legacy Family Tree, they are opening the doors and allowing FREE access to all this Friday, 14th April through until Sunday 16th April 2017. To hear how Legacy Webinars got started … Continue reading

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Article – Digging up Family Roots in Sicily by Russell Shorto

A fascinating account of researching roots in Sicily. The article, by Russell Shorto, a journalist from the New York Times published in the travel section on 16th August 2013.

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Researching in Lithuania

Lithuania gained its independence after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990. Lithuania has a population of around 3 million people. The official language is Lithuanian, but also spoken is Polish and Russian. Records of the Grand Duchy of … Continue reading

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Regions of Italy

Map and region details is shared here, courtesy of the Family Search Italy pages Italy is divided into 20 regions. Those marked with * indicate they have a degree of autonomy and can enable legislation at a local level. The … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Legacy Webinar Series

Last Friday evening I presented to a number of genealogists the latest presentation of Tracing European Ancestors. The webinar can be accessed via this link free of charge for seven days. Alternatively it is available, as is the syllabus to subscribers … Continue reading

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Sicilian Heritage – The Reverse Immigrant by Alfred M. Zappala

I have been following the adventures and activities of Alfred via his website  for about three years or so. It was then by absolute chance that I then saw an email by which he mentioned his second book and I … Continue reading

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Spanish Surnames

In Spain children typically are given their first name followed by two surnames. The first surname represents their father’s surname and the second represents their mother’s surname. Since 1999, the gender equality laws have made a provision for some surname … Continue reading

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