Italian Genealogy

Italian Genealogy – Slow Life, Ancient Roots

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Italian Genealogy | 0 comments

Italian Genealogy – Slow Life, Ancient Roots

Italian Genealogy Being Italian, or an American with Italian roots, or Italian genealogy, in the Italian diaspora, has got a lot more to do with choosing Barilla as your favorite brand, knowing that pizza really comes from Naples, or feeling proud to have the same roots as Liza Minelli because she has such a great voice.   Possibly the most interesting thing about the US and Italy in terms of roots, and being rooted in a territory of origin, is that they are clear polar opposites. On the one hand, the European settlement in the US could be described as one of the newest nations in the...

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Labor Day and the Genealogist–Did our Ancestors Work?!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Ancestry Research, British Genealogy, Census, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Italian Genealogy, Jewish Genealogy | 0 comments

Labor Day and the Genealogist–Did our Ancestors Work?!

On Labor Day, the history of unions is so relevant to the holiday. Here in America, that history comes with names, ledgers and lists. Some of the relatives in a genealogical search may have been members of unions. For the genealogist, searching these records is a good way to document family work history and events.

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For this Genealogist: Family and Football–What Could Be Better?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Ancestry Research, Cemeteries and Headstones, Church Records, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Italian Genealogy | 0 comments

For this Genealogist: Family and Football–What Could Be Better?

RecordClick's professional genealogist Jean Shurtliff looks at Football great Vince Lombardi and his family's early days in America. There was no running back. They stayed here and did well.

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A Genealogy Researcher Looks at Missing Names in the Families of Stars Idina Menzel and Sophia Loren

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Church Records, Family Search, Family Tree, Find Birth Parents, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Italian Genealogy | 0 comments

A Genealogy Researcher Looks at Missing Names in the Families of Stars Idina Menzel and Sophia Loren

It is well known that Sophia Loren was born out of wedlock. This impacted her family history profoundly. For the genealogy researcher, when there is a missing marriage certificate or no listed father or other unusual blips in the research, what does one do?

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An Unbroken Subject for the Genealogist: WWII Hero Louis Zamperini and His Strong Links to the Family Chain

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Building a Family Tree, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Italian Genealogy, Newspapers, World War I | 0 comments

An Unbroken Subject for the Genealogist: WWII Hero Louis Zamperini and His Strong Links to the Family Chain

Angelina Jolie's new film Unbroken features the heroic story of World War II hero Louis Zamperini. Our RecordClick professional genealogist Joan Shurtliff has found that his Italian immigrant family provided fortitude and longevity which impacted his life.

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Genealogy of Fireworks, Part 3: The Gruccis, America’s First Family of Fireworks

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Death Certificates, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Italian Genealogy, New York Genealogy, Newspapers | 0 comments

Genealogy of Fireworks, Part 3: The Gruccis, America’s First Family of Fireworks

Fireworks are tricky business. Yet, lighting up the skies is the work of the Grucci Family for six generations now. When it is all in the family, a genealogist can have a bit of a blast looking at the family tree of the "First Family of Fireworks".

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