Illegitimacy and Child Abandonment

  Illegitimacy is determined by parentage.  Just because you are illegitimate doesn’t mean you were abandoned by your ‘real’ parents.  We all know this, however when researching our Italian ancestors we need to look for the clues that will tell us if they were illegitimate or abandoned since their birth records may not include one … Continue reading

Buying Italian Property- De Tullio Law Firm

Whether you are looking to buy a little place for your summer holidays or make a permanent move to Italy the property buying process can be complicated and a little daunting.  There are three key stages to the Italian property buying process: Proposta irrevocabile d’acquisto (Reservation offer) Contratto preliminare di vendita (Preliminary contract) Atto di vendita … Continue reading

Christmas card thank you

A client sent me a Christmas card with the following message… We wanted to thank you for all the hours of research, meeting with and translating for newly-found relatives in Italy.  You went above and beyond, and we want you to know how very much we and our ‘famiglia’ truly appreciate every minute of it!  … Continue reading

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,700 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading