Last month was a busy one for the Italy Project. Our join thread has seen a lot of activity since we successfully revamped the project. In the month or so since we posted about the improved and rebranded Italy project, a lot has changed. Look at what we are doing to help you get involved:
More is sure to come as we work together and grow.
Come join the fun! Here’s how:
Italy Project Inaugural Post
New Italian Roots Structure Page
Italy Project Tips of the Month:
When researching Italian Roots there are several online resources to keep in mind.
1. Here is one of our new pages highlighting all of the Italian Roots Resource sites. Thanks to Frank Santoro for his expertise and research skills. Italian Roots Resources Page
2. FamilySearch has a great number of documents.Set up a free account if you don’t already have one.
Check out your local family center or an affiliate library to properly access some of the documents.
3. Italian Last Name Maps. Once you have the information, you may want to see where in Italy the family you are researching came from. That's where this site comes in. Using it will allow you to see where in Italy the last name is most common. And nine times out of ten, it's usually where your ancestors originated.
These are new members in July since our 2019 join post went live:
Bess (Cannon) Trenchard
Lauren-Kate (LaPlante) Jones
Christy (Beard) Adams
Theresa (Sharrard) Sagas
Judi (Quatrani) Pasino
What can you expect in the future? Well, my friends expect the following to be heading your way soon! Check it out:
1. Pages for Each Region of Italy.
From the undulating hills of Milan to the sun-drenched islands of Sardinia and Sicily, we're working on having pages covering each region. This will be ready for the Regions Team – pick yours now! Thanks go out to Jim Tareco, Mike Guzzetta and Lucy Selvaggio for their work on Sicily.
2. More Organization.
We've been working to restructure the project pages and so far that's going good. For a long time pages have been scattered all over the website in various enclaves. No more. We're putting la famiglia back together again if you know what I mean. =)
Thanks go out to Mike Guzzetta for stepping up for the Categorization Team and joining the Categorization Project to help out.
Before I hit that "Ask the Question" button, I'd like to remind everyone that we need project members to join teams so we can begin working on team building. You absolutely don’t NEED Italian roots to join a team or work on the project. You can still research Italy and help keep the project going.
Thanks go out to everyone for helping to reboot the Italy Project! More great things are coming. Spoiler Alert: Let's just say that they are awesome!