Italy Project Newsletter July/August 2019 [closed]

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Ciao, Wikitreers!


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:

Italy Project

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.

New Members.

These are new members in July since our 2019 join post went live:

Sarah Nelson

Gavin O'Brien

Bess (Cannon) Trenchard

Lauren-Kate (LaPlante) Jones

Christy (Beard) Adams

Tim Prince

Carl Scaringelli

Theresa (Sharrard) Sagas

John Myers

D Natale

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.

Final Thoughts:

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!


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in The Tree House by Chris Ferraiolo G2G6 Pilot (521k points)
closed by Chris Ferraiolo
Thanks for the update Chris.

Looking forward to getting things rolling.
No problem, Mike!

Wow! This looks really good. Will check it after the Holidays. Thank you in advance.
Thanks, Jeannette! =D
Looks very interesting to keep an eye on...

My Mother's Paternal (Biological) Father's side came to America from Sicily.

That's not to mention many Non-Biological family members throughout my Maternal side coming from Italy as well.

~Brian Kerr

Cool. Be sure to join the Italy project if you'd like to join. Join thread here:

Thank you very much for pointing me to that project thread! :-)

I had read up on the project and had posted an answer there regarding my interest in joining the project team.

~Brian Kerr

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Looking forward to having Italy location categories spiffed up! Thanks, Chris!
by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (903k points)

Thanks, Natalie! You can see what I've done for one of them here:

That took a lot of work. I started with my fam and moved on to other people around Italy from Milan to Sicily and Sardinia.

+3 votes
Really nice work, Chris!
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Thanks, Pip. But, I didn't do this all by myself!
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It's so good to read your newsletter and hear about all the progress being made in Italy Project.

Thanks for sharing.
by Cheryl Skordahl G2G6 Pilot (237k points)
Thanks, Cheryl! =D I'll be making a new one as soon as we have some new things to talk about. Still progressing at an even clip.

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