Heritage

Easter Tradition / Pasqua Tradizione

April 2017 |
Easter time 1960, I was 17-years-old and my brother Al and I were on spring break from school working at my dad’s gas station at E. 19th and Carnegie Ave. This was always a welcome springtime break. The Saturday before Easter was always...

Babysitting my Italian Grandmother

April 2017 |
When I was 13-years-old, besides gossiping about the cute boys in town and worrying about blossoming in all the right places, I was also dealing with the responsibility of taking care of my 83-year-old grandmother after she had suffered a stroke....

A 93-Year-Old 36-Year-Old

April 2017 |
La storia della famiglia Tunno, divisa tra Italia ed America dall’esperienza dell’emigrazione, dal sogno di una vita più prospera e dalla realtà di anni di sacrifici e duro lavoro, è condivisa da milioni di italo...

The First Italians in Trumbull County, Ohio

March 2017 |
Joe Tucciarone contributes this important piece of Italian Americana as an independent document researcher engaged in recording the history of his hometown of Hubbard, OH. Additionally, he is a descendant of Merceda Misischia, wife of one of the...

My Favorite Domestic Friend

March 2017 |
Stendino, addio! In America il fastidioso problema di far asciugare la biancheria lavata è stato facilmente risolto da uno degli elettrodomestici più utili: l’asciugatrice. Mentre in Italia bisogna necessariamente appoggiare i...

Researching Family History? Avoid Myths About Italian Immigration

March 2017 |
Tra la fine del 1800 ed il primo ventennio del ‘900, per milioni di Italiani prevalentemente contadini origanari del Meridione della penisola, la parola America diventò quasi  magica: la terra delle promesse, il sogno...

Creative Ways to Use Social Media to Find Your Italian Roots

March 2017 |
Many Italian Americans are becoming interested in discovering more about their Italian roots, but they may have been overlooking a place that can help them with their journey - social media. On Facebook, the number of Italian American genealogy...

"I'm Italian - Could I Be Jewish, Too?"

March 2017 |
“I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to find information on my great-grandparents and their surnames…For years now I have felt a deep connection with Judaism, and was wondering if it was simply a spiritual connection, or if it’s...

Life as a Sicilian peasant

March 2017 |
La quotidianità dei contadini siciliani è sempre stata caratterizzata da una lotta per la sopravvivenza, da una faticosa battaglia contro avversità e povertà. L’economia della civiltà agricola, infatti, era...
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