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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Guest — aurina
i want to write to Ufficio dello Stato Civile Via Cardinale dell'Olio, 7 83030 Montefalcione (AV to get a marriage certificate. d... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:38
sorry, i posted to wrong board. please ignore. aurina
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:06
Guest — Noeh Chance Kim
Nice story as it includes so much culture and tradition. I have learned so much just by this simple story of yours. Thank you for ... Read More
Tuesday, 21 July 2020 09:36
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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 hit...
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Hello. My great grandfather Thomas Paonessa norm 1899 in Calabria Italy. He had two brothers Frank and Lou Paonessa. He moved to N... Read More
Thursday, 17 October 2019 18:34
Ciao! Is there anyone out there belonging to the Bachini family - originating from Tempagnano di Valdottavo, Lucca, Tuscany? If so... Read More
Sunday, 01 August 2021 17:47
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The Prince and I

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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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
Guest — Bob
Have you done any DNA testing?
Monday, 15 July 2019 11:48
Yes but its on Myheritage.com
Monday, 15 July 2019 14:12
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Finding Noble Roots

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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How exciting!
Thursday, 04 July 2019 08:30
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