We Owned A Cow

Francesco, Maria and Giovanni
My mom and dad came from two very different classes of Italian society. Dad's mom came from a very aristocrat family and mom's came from farmers and agricultural workers. When my mom's parents came to the US, they left their oldest son Giovanni in the care of my maternal grandmother's parents. I heard two stories about this; the first was that they...
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Cousins

Sorrentino-Biz
I've made several cousin connections using ancestry.com . With many of them we will simply exchange an email here and there on ancestry.com and compare some notes. I find that most people go to ancestry.com mainly to have a DNA test, an aren't that interested in building a family tree, making connections, or sharing information.Occasionally, you hi...
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The Prince and I

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One of the most fun things that I discovered in my research was finding my look alike ancestor, Prince Marino Caracciolo II. Don Marino descends from the Caracciolo Rossi family, one of the oldest families in Naples, that date back to 950 AD. He was born in Atripalda on 9-6-1587 and died in Naples on 4-11-1630. His father was Don Camillo Count of T...
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rg1905
Wow! It seems we come from the same family. My father's family, surname Campolongo, go back to the Caracciolo Rossi's, Sanseverino... Read More
Sunday, 14 July 2019 20:38
rg1905
Yes but its on Myheritage.com
Monday, 15 July 2019 14:12
rg1905
The photo of you in your 20's looks just like one of my cousins. It's uncanny!
Monday, 15 July 2019 14:13
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Finding Noble Roots

Nicola-Piromallo
Ever since I was a little boy, my dad would show me my great grandfather's card, and tell me that he was a count in Italy. I was always intrigued by that, but never really thought about asking my grandmother questions, or anyone else for that matter. About ten years ago, as more and more information was coming available, and after doing my first DN...
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chamomile
How exciting!
Thursday, 04 July 2019 08:30
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Onomastico

Yesterday : s. Giacinto Today : s. Elena Tomorrow : s. Giovanni Eudes