Hi everyone! I've been researching my family for years and just found this group!
I was "adopted" by a third party, and only know my bio-mom's side of the family from Italy.
Last names include Ardizzone, Colascione, Madonna, San Fillipo, Torre, and some others that go waaaaaay back.
I have over 200 people in my tree and would love to continue adding.
If any of these last names are in your tree, please feel free to reach out to me! :)

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The English/Italian interactive book "On a trip with Goldy" takes children on a journey, with a ladybug. Children will be encouraged through the story to follow their dreams and not give up, even when they are bullied by the mainstream clan. It also awakens children's creativity with a little surprise at the end of the book
https://goo.gl/3nH2fq

Check out Facebook
"Digitize the Italian Church Records"
To sign up on a petition to request that the Vatican start digitizing their records for not only the genealogical reasons but, to preserve them against disasters such as floods and fires. Please view this Facebook page and sign up !

Thank you.

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Just starting to dabble with the Italian ancestors.  In this post, I think I confuse even myself since everyone is Teresa/Theresa.  Any recommendations for better ways to write up and keep track of all the Teresa's?  Would including a tree with something like the NGSQ numbering help a reader keep track?  Any recommendations to go along with my potential next steps? 

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My Italian ggrandfather's "royal connection"
Bernardino Fratoddi's Brush With Royalty
Bernardino Fratoddi's Brush With Royalty
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Researching my great grandmother
How Can You Have an Anonymous Mother?
How Can You Have an Anonymous Mother?
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Take a virtual drive from Padula to Sassano in the Mezzogiorno www.peteandgay.blogspot.com

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Come along on a genealogy adventure through southern Italy.

Is anyone familiar with the term (or name) "Maguccio"? I'm guessing on the spelling. My grandfather says it means "Domenic," but he always uses it with a definite article, referring to his grandfather as "The Maguccio," and I'm trying to figure out what it really means or refers to.

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I just got the certificato di nascita for my great grandmother. I need help translating. I'm also wondering why she was Giulia Massucci then recognized as Giulia Montagna?? I asked for help from the Italian Genealogy group on that other social network :-), Best guess is the mother chose to remain anonymous and she was given the last name of the midwife?? Then the marriage of her parents was verified and last name changed to Montagna, or they married in 1896 after her birth? I'd love to hear your opinion.
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