|Just recieved an email from someone representing Miramax films and it seems they are releasing Emanuele Crialese's 2006 film Nuovomondo in the United States as Golden Door on May 25th, 2007.
This film as won a ton of awards and traces a Sicilian man's eventful journey to America.
Go see it, then talk about it in our new Films & Entertainment Forum.
|Family History Centers are going to
impact your search - in a BIG way. Find out what they're all about and the one closest to
you. (I found two that weren't on the list that were closer to my house - so call first)
The Genealogy Home Page is an
excellent place to start your search. You'll find links to all sorts of resources.
|Windows on Italy Is an "outstanding"
reference source. Detailed maps and regional information is available.
list of all things Italian.
Italy Online isn't about genealogy, but
they have a ton of information about places to see, lifestyles, cooking tours, villa
rentals, great travel bargains and loads of practical information for the traveler.
Stay in touch with events in Italy with the Italian
News Agency home page.
Kathy Kirkpatrick's list of Sicilian Towns. Some even
have descriptions and photos!
Italian Home Pages
Vince Cardinale has put
together a good list of
Italian/Sicilian sites. You can also read the first chapter of his book: Life of My Life.
Steve Maggioncalda is just starting on his home
page. He's got a lot more to come.
If nothing else you should take a look at The Italian Geneology Homepage.
The homepage of Agelo Grifasi is both in
Italian and English and contains some great information about Sicilian history and law.
Camille Zanni and Bill Courson have put together PLANET ZANNI - "The story
of an Italian Family in the New World". A good story with some nice information on
how Italian names change over time.
Eilena Luzzi is putting together a website called All My Books that showcases her collection of books about Italy, books by Italian authors, English and Italian language cookbooks, history, religion, art, travel, vhs, cds, dvds, and more..also some wonderful photos of Italy throughout the site.
The Ustica Genealogy Homepage..."represents
an ongoing effort to translate, record and link genealogic information for the families of
Ustica, Italy, and their descendants in America."
D'Addezio.com is an amazing and well
done site with links to over 50 databases. I'm jealous!
If you've gotten this far you absolutely must take
a look at the homepage of POINT (Pursuing
Our Italian Names Together - get it?). POINT is "...a network of individuals who are
interested in their Italian heritage or their Italian roots and are actively pursuing
their Italian surnames and creating an Italian family tree." Wow! Just like you and
Discovering Your Italian
Ancestors is a book by Lynn Nelson and looks to be a great resource - especially if
you're just getting started.
Also be sure to check out the section on POINTers In E-Mail (or PIE). PIE
is "an electronic mailing list devoted exclusively to Italian Genealogy and related
cultural topics. It is an excellent resource for individuals conducting Italian
genealogical research in the United States, Italy or other parts of the world.
letters that provide a rough guide on sending for information from the "old
country". Compiled by the staff of the Family History Center.
The Sicily Book List offers some
suggested reading. Mostly dictionary's right now.
Looking for some
maps of Italy? The good people from
the PIE mailing list have some
Your Italian Ancestory is a good article for those new to Italian genealogy written by
Tom Alciere. Used without permission.
Misc. Italian Things...
you know the name of the ship that your ancestors used for the journey from the old
country? If so, you can order a reproduction print of the advertising artwork from Kin-Ships.
Mamma's Cuccina by Ragu can be a lot of
fun (don't talk with your mouth full!).
Learn Italian for travelers
Yellow Pages is an incredible resource - mostly companies, but you never know what you
might find. Sometimes this site is down for long periods of time - beware! (In Italian).
Take a look at the University of Basilicata
for some local insight. This page is in Italian.
is the "Consorzio Interuniversitario Lombardo per 'lElaborazione Automatica".
As Laura Q. explains, "CILEA
is a consortium of University in Lombardy, Northen Italy providing information technology
services (software, database etc) to diffferent market sectors such as hospitals, doctors,
The UniversitÓ degli Studi di Salerno
home page. In Italian.
Use the form above to search through the files at
Joe's Italian Genealogy site!
|Note that this is an
experiment and should
be considered a work-in progress. Let me know what you think. If it goes well,
there is no end to the different forums we can add.
Growing Up Italian
|Questions, suggestions or comments? Let
me know at: firstname.lastname@example.org. But, please, I don't
do this for a living - don't ask me to find your great aunt from Palermo.
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