For over 30 years... we'd been asking our elder's questions about their Italian genealogy. Inexplicably, several of them had disparate answers and ideas about where they came from. Faded address books that might have yielded clues about the names of extended family members mysteriously disappeared. Creased photos crowded tenement style into mildewed cartons supplied just a few smudged names. And, we wanted to know just one thing.
Where did we come from before we jumped into the melting pot? So, like a candy smeared child in the back seat on a long road trip, we kept asking. And asking. And.... well, you get the picture.
Today, it's almost too easy. The internet user can access transcribed religious, civil, and immigration DOCUMENTS and an abundance of genealogy GROUPS with helpful members. Here, is a less detailed page covering some of the web based RESOURCES we use and there is also a much longer page of great LINKS. Don't be under the mistaken impression that once you receive this information that your questions will be answered. The truth is; the more you know, the less you know.
We have overly full file drawers with promising leads on peripheral family lines. Several of these are just begging to be pursued further. Additionally, we now have a large hard drive bursting with genealogy information, Italian history, maps, recipes, and assorted trivia. The word trivia is being used loosely. A seemingly insignificant post on a newsgroup might steer you on the right path.
Hint: If we didn't receive a response the first time, we asked again later. Memories usually revived themselves by the second query. Don't give up too easily and you will be successful.
COCA / COCO FAMILY
FUSCO FAMILY PHOTOS
LANCIONE / LANCE FAMILY
PAGLIUCA FAMILY TALES
IASILLI / YASILLI FAMILY PHOTOS
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