A great example of interpretation.

Irene was asked to translate military documents for two brothers that covered both world war periods.  One brother had emigrated to America, the other remained with his family in Italy. The translations were relatively simple, however, there were several periods of ‘leave’ granted to one brother.  One specified that it was to await his brother’s … Continue reading

My New Assistant!

I’d like to introduce my new assistant.  Irene Palombo. Irene has a Master’s degree in history and has collaborated on several historical books.  She works part-time in the Diocese offices and has now started working in genealogy research.  She is prepared to travel which means we can now accept assignments from other areas outside of … Continue reading

The challenge: to prove (or disprove) the family story that Bartolo abandoned his wife and family in America to return to Italy between 1920-1930 for the love of a Countess.

THE FACTS: Bartolo was born in October 1869, he was found in a basket on the doorstep of Celeste (age 56) who dressed him and took him to the town office where he was given the name of Bartolo and assigned to a wet nurse for feeding. He eventually trained as a tailor. Abandoned children … Continue reading

Writing your family history

Genealogy provides the basic roots and branches. Personal and family stories can enliven those facts. As you begin your search for your family history there will be times when you wish you could ask questions of those who have passed on. So many questions and no answers. As you think about this, think also into … Continue reading