Hello, I am interested in the Spanish settlement of Sicilia (Sicily). Spain owned Sicilia for many years, and oft times colonized this Italian island and also the lower half of the Italian Penninsula. I am especially interested in the Spanish ancestors of persons associated with Alia in the Province of Palermo. Alia was founded by Countessa Francesca (Cifuentes) Cifuentes y Imbarbara in 1615, a Spanish countess who inherited the land Alia sits on. She colonized it so she could live off of taxes collected. The town of Alia celebrates her as their foundress each summer with pageantry. I would like to be able to Project Protect her profile and that of her family. I would also like to know who her ancestors were. In addition, my husband has many ancestors from Alia, and we think some of those families are of Spanish origin, especially the Catalanos and perhaps the Ferreras. Yo puedo hablar un poquito de Espanol.
Here is the wikitree profile for Francesca (Cifuentes) Cifuentes y Imbarbara (bef. 1576 - aft. 1630)