Search of the week in Supino

Avery’s mother and her two siblings together with their spouses were making a trip to Italy and wanted to visit the town of origin of their parents.   Avery had visited Supino a few years ago by taking the train, arriving in the early afternoon and finding everything closed.  She wanted to make sure that … Continue reading

Search of the Week

Marc contacted us to search his Castellucci family from Sora.  He had enough detail to get us started and we were able to take his family back in a direct line to the late 1700’s with no problem. As I reviewed the information we had gathered I had a feeling I had researched this family … Continue reading

DNA Searches

Now that DNA testing is becoming less expensive and more well-known and more and more clients and former clients are coming back to me for searches to make the connections with their DNA matches.  Unfortunately DNA testing is not that popular among Italians yet so if you are searching for Italian relatives this is not … Continue reading

Search of the week – Ceccano

Mike had always dreamed of visiting the towns of his ancestors and experience the reality of being there.  Not the regular guided tour but a real experience.  He also wanted to meet a living relative.  He got his wish and we also arranged for him to meet a living relative – or so we thought.  … Continue reading

Searching for Luisa, Part 1: Rome

I had arranged to meet Mary in Rome to help her with her goals of finding her Grandmother’s baptism record.  Sometimes, no matter how well prepared we are things just don’t work out the way we plan.  Here is Mary’s own story of our day together. July 1, 2017 / whatatrip2017 Looking for and (hopefully) … Continue reading

Search of the week – Reuniting family in Castelliri, Frosinone

This weeks’ search had two challenge’s.  Finding living relatives and taking the family tree back to the microfilms so Anthony could do some of his own research. Castelliri is a small town on the border of the Vatican States and was formerly known as Castelluccio.  Since they were just over the border, and part of … Continue reading

Search of the week – Citizenship document

Obtaining a birth certificate for citizenship purposes did not seem like a complicated thing but the client had written several times to the town and always received a negative response.  He had also written to the church with no response at all.  In frustration, he turned to me. He had in his possession the original … Continue reading

Search of the Week – James Raymond’s Italian surname?

James Raymond appeared in several US census records and even registered as an alien for WW1 with an almost legible town of birth. (For reasons of privacy I won’t name the town).  He gave his date of birth as 24 January 1890 and his parents’ first names.  No ship manifest or naturalization record had ever … Continue reading

POLSINELLI (Pulsinelli) family of the Province of Frosinone

The Polsinelli family  begins with Giovan Giacomo born in 1540 in Arpino.  He had five sons, all married but only one had descendants that stayed in Arpino.  It was from his son Fabio that all the Polsinelli in Sora, Isola del Liri, and Broccostella etc. descend.  Professor Rocco De Cesare (now deceased) of Arpino created … Continue reading

SEARCH OF THE WEEK -CATASTO ONCIARO OF SORA 1740

This week’s featured search was for the noble family Carrara of Sora.  After following the direct line using the Register of the Population and civil records we moved to the parish records of Santa Restituta where we were lucky to find a series of Stato d’Anime dated 1745-1788. Before searching the Catasto Onciaro it is … Continue reading