Back to Your Italian Roots

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by Anonymous (not verified) | Mon, 03/07/2022 - 03:55
by Richard Graziano In recent years, genealogical research and DNA testing have become increasingly more popular in the United States. It is estimated that…
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by Georgette Jupe | Wed, 11/03/2021 - 01:01
Why do we feel the need to connect with the past? Should we know intimate facts of our family history?  Wendy Ridolini, editor of Sunflower Publishing…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 05/07/2021 - 03:53
This month’s installment in our series on readers traveling to Italy in search of their roots and relatives features the story of Mary Louise Tucker, who has…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 03/12/2021 - 00:00
Husband and wife Chris and Alana Loreto first traveled to Italy in search of their Italian roots in 2014. That very special trip took place in Abruzzo, where…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 02/19/2021 - 00:00
“Mio Dio!” (Oh my God!) - these are the words Janet Badia most associates with her first trip to Italy to discover her family’s roots; as she recalls, “they…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 02/05/2021 - 00:00
“The moment we spotted Pienza from the road, perfectly placed atop the rolling Tuscan hills, I was transfixed. We pulled over to take in the first view of my…
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by Georgette Jupe | Mon, 07/06/2020 - 06:02
We know how many people are looking to stay connected to Italy while abroad, especially right now when it is not clear when tourism as we once knew it would be…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 02/21/2020 - 00:00
[Photo: Current Ciampi family members living on the same 1700s farmland as their ancestors.] Joan Ciampi was told by her Italian American relatives there was…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 01/10/2020 - 00:00
[In the piazza, meeting relatives who brought with them old family photos. The man in this photo is a Campise relative of Sarah Campise Hallier, whose story we…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 11/22/2019 - 00:00
Liz Zito’s story is one of perseverance. Her Italian parents, born in small Calabrian villages, migrated to Australia separately – her father in 1925, her…