Category Archives: Italy

Webinar – My Italian One-Name Study

Originally posted on Anglers Rest:
The webinar I jointly presented with Michael Cassara on Tuesday 21st August is now  available on the Guild of One-Name Studies website. Usually the webinars are available to the public for a week before becoming…

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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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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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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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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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The Italian American Podcast

Genealogy is so much more than names and dates. Researching our ancestry is about understanding the locations, cultures and traditions that affected the lives of our ancestors. Late last year I became aware that this podcast series The Italian American Podcast was … Continue reading

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The Origins and Evolution of a One-Name Study and Surname Research – Webinar

In December the Southern California Genealogical Society released their 2016 Webinar series schedule. There are some familiar faces scheduled and in many instances I need to go to bed very late if I am to hear the webinars! – there … Continue reading

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Sicily

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is an autonomous region of Italy. The minor islands around it are also considered to be part of Sicily. Throughout much of its history, Sicily has been considered a crucial … Continue reading

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Useful Resources – Italy

Anglo Italian Family History Society Italian Records by Trafford R Cole, Published Ancestry, 1995, ISBN 978 – 0196489588 Italian Surname Mapping Tool  Italians Coming to the United Kingdom by Julie Goucher, 2003 (revised 2015) Our Italian Surnames by Joseph G. … Continue reading

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