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Reading Latin Documents

Reading Latin Documents
​ Why is it difficult for most persons to read a Latin document? You may think that it is because they never studied Latin in school. The real answer is that some of the words appear unfamiliar to you. On the positive side, you probably already know enough Latin words to pick out a few of them in a document. These words are familiar because they ar...
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Research Conditions in Italy

Research Conditions in Italy
Which conditions may have an effect - positive or negative - on your Italian family history project. The following insights, based on many years of experience in Italy, pertain to factors that have very little to do with Italian genealogy per se, but involve vast cultural differences that influence archival access, documentation and research progre...
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The Journey to America

The Journey to America
During the mass emigration from Italy during the century between 1876 to 1976, the U.S. was the largest single recipient of Italian immigrants in the world. However, their impact was not as great as countries like Argentina and Brazil. That was due to the fact that hundreds of thousands of immigrants from nations all over the world were migrating t...
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Tracing Italian Lineages of Adoptees and Ancestors Born Outside Marriage

Tracing Italian Lineages of Adoptees and Ancestors Born Outside Marriage
Investigative and genealogical research pertaining to adopted ancestors or those ancestors born outside marriage presents particular challenges. While each case is unique, certain generalities can be considered based upon the nature of social conditions, as well as available records. For the most part, we shall consider such generalities as related...
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Italian Naming Traditions and their Ramifications

Italian Naming Traditions and their Ramifications
There has been a strong custom in Italy that determines how children are named: The first male is named after his paternal grandfather. The second male is named after his maternal grandfather. The first female is named after her paternal grandmother. The second female is named after her maternal grandmother. The subsequent children could be named a...
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Yesterday : s. Irene del Portogallo Today : s. Orsola Tomorrow : s. Donato di Fiesole