I. Caruso
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I. Caruso

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I. Caruso
Born 1980s.
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Daughter of [private father (1950s - unknown)] and [private mother (1950s - unknown)]
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I. Caruso has Italian Roots.
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I. Caruso is of Swiss descent
I. Caruso has German Roots.
Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
This user can contribute with an intermediate level of English.
Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.
Questo utente può contribuire con un livello semplice di italiano.


Isabelle was born in the 1980ies and is doing genealogical research at least since 2002, when she first had free access to the internet. Her genealogical interest started in early 5th grade at age 11, when she had to draw a family tree in history class. She wondered if three generations would be all?

After one school year in Eastbourne, East Sussex in England, Isabelle completed her 3-years apprenticeship in 2006 and is since then working as a librarian. In her free time she is sewing historical clothes for Live Action Role Playing, doing genealogy and collecting books (sometimes also reading books, but those are two completely different hobbies).

Her place of origin (Heimatort) is Sumiswald in Canton Bern, Switzerland.

Genealogical Research

I. Caruso is a member of the Larino, Molise One Place Study.
I. Caruso is a member of the Freiburghaus Name Study Project.

I'm doing research on following familys:

  • Caruso from Larino and further back from Castiglione Messer Marino, Italy - all descendants researched by myself and added to WikiTree
  • D'Alessandro from Larino and further back from Fossalto, Italy - partly researched by myself and added all to WikiTree
  • Jörg from Sumiswald in Canton Bern, Switzerland - completely researched by another genealogist, but not yet online and only small parts on WikiTree
  • Freiburghaus from Neuenegg in Canton Bern, Switzerland - completely researched by another genealogist - partly online on his website https://www.freiburghaus-roots.ch/
  • Wyss from Arni in Canton Bern, Switzerland - all descendants researched by myself and added to WikiTree
  • Keller from Schlosswil in Canton Bern, Switzerland - all descendants researched by myself, but not yet added to WikiTree

WikiTree Projects

I. Caruso participated with Team Italy during the January 2023 Connect-a-Thon, and added 96 connections.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2022 Sourcerers' Challenge
WikiTree Day
WikiTree Day Attendee: 2022
I. Caruso participated with Team Italy during the 2022 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 21 previously unsourced profiles.
I. Caruso participated with Team Italy during the July 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 155 connections.
I. Caruso participated with Team Italy during the April 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 74 connections.
I. Caruso participated with Team Italy during the January 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 105 connections.
I. Caruso participated with Team Italy during the 2021 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 38 previously unsourced profiles.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the August 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge
I. Caruso participated with Team Italy during the 2021 Connect-a-Thon, and added 181 connections.
I. Caruso participated with Team Italy during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 233 suggestions.

I'm a member of the following WikiTree projects:

Digital Afterlife

In case of my unexpected death, I want to make sure that none of my hard work ends up deleted. For this I give permission:

  • to add Lynn (Massie) Skeen to the trusted list of all the profiles of living relatives I manage
  • to open up my profile, add my death date and location and add my proper first name to the preferred name field.


  • First-hand information. Entered by I. Caruso at registration.
  • Date and location of birth: swiss identity card in possession of I. Caruso
  • School year in Eastbourne: school report from 20 Jun 2003 in possession of I. Caruso
  • Apprenticeship and degree as a librarian: "Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft - Fähigkeitszeugnis als Informations- + Dokumentationsassistentin" (since 2012: Fachfrau Information und Dokumentation) from 1 Jul 2006 in possession of I. Caruso
  • Jörg-Grossenbacher, Fritz. Familienbuch. 1982. Unpublished family chronicle in possession of I. Caruso
  • Spreadsheet "I. Caruso Ahnen von Fred" by www.freiburghaus-roots.ch in possession of I. Caruso

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Dear Germany Project member,

it's annual check-in time 2023. If you still wish to remain a member of the Germany Project, please reply to this post, by stating this intention. If we don’t hear from you in the next 30 days, your membership badge will be removed. In this case please don't be offended ... you're welcome to rejoin at any time. Please also note, that in order to receive help, with researching your German ancestors, membership is not mandatory. Just ask your questions in the G2G forum and tag them with Germany in order for knowledgeable people to see them.

If you wish to remain a member, we would like to learn more about your perception of the Germany Project in order to achieve a future development according to our members needs and wishes. For this, we created a survey, which we kindly ask you to fill-in.

In case you want to communicate, discuss and receive help about WikiTree in German, you might want to check out the WikiTree category at Compgen’s Discourse as well as the German Discord server Ahnenforschung.

Of course there’s still the official WikiTree Discord server, where we usually talk English. Feel free to learn more about Discord and the server at Help:Discord.

Kind regards from Black Forest

Flo (Project Coordinator Research/Resources)
posted by Florian Straub
Hi Flo,

I'm still interested and recently proof-read some of the German help pages.

posted by I. Caruso
It's time for the One Place Studies Project Check-In!

We've put together a survey for you to fill out to check in with you, it will only take a moment as there are only a few questions. Filling out the survey lets us know you are still interested in coordinating your study and provides an opportunity for you to share any suggestions you may have for the project.

If you have decided to step away from your study, please reply to this comment to that effect.


posted by Azure Robinson
Thank you, Azure. I filled in the form :-)
posted by I. Caruso
Awesome, thanks! The study looks great!
posted by Azure Robinson
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone for 1 sourced profile tracked every month
I. Caruso reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

We appreciate your consistent work in improving WikiTree through the Sourcerers Project in 2022!

posted by Bill Feidt
edited by Bill Feidt
Thank you for setting up the additional categories for L'Aquila. Much appreciated,
posted by Jim Tareco

This is Chris from the Italy Project. As part of the annual project check-in, can you fill in the project survey? This will let us know that you are still interested in the project and which teams you'd like to participate in.

Thanks and have a great day!

posted by Chris Ferraiolo

Thank you for contributing to the March 2022 Sourcerers Challenge!

WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in February!

Nan, WikiTree Appreciation team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak

Thank you for contributing to the January 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hi, I'm still learning what the recommendations for categories in the Italian project. Recently you changed two person's biographies and I'd like to learn about the differences are there so that I will better follow the categorization goals of the project.

Thank you, Anna

Initially the category sequence in the biography was this: Category: Campania, Italy Category:Città metropolitana di Napoli Category: Province of Naples Italian Roots Sticker Biography

The categorization is now: Category:Città metropolitana di Napoli Biography Italian Roots Sticker

posted by Anna Zara
edited by Anna Zara
Hi Anna

Thank you for your message. What you posted with "… has Italian roots" is a sticker. The sticker(s) should be listed after the "Biography", while categories should be listed before the "Biography". Just to keep it more clearly arranged, I suppose.

As for the categories in the Italy project: we try to add location categories to all Italian profiles for every location a person has lived (was born, married, died or had children or just lived). As many locations don't have their location category yet, I'm going through all of them and we will add a new created category to at least one profile. This means we will be adding location categories to some random profiles that have the location mentioned. The lowest level categories should be "comune, provincia" and we decided to do those in Italian. So I changed some categories from English to Italian.

Does this answer your question? If not, could you please post the profiles that I changed, so I can have a closer look?

posted by I. Caruso
Thank you for the information. The two profiles in question are Caterina (Guaralia) Fossa (Guaralia-1) and her husband Giuseppe Fossa (Fossa-12).

Best, Anna

posted by Anna Zara
Thank you for sending the profiles.

So here is what I did:

- deleting the "Category: Campania, Italy", as we add the lowest possible category if possible. So we would add town/comune if known, and if not known we can add the provincia or region category. So this category is not used if the lower category is used as below.

- I changed the "Category: Province of Naples" to today's name "Category:Città metropolitana di Napoli". I used the Italian name, but all provinces, all Metropolitan Cities and all regions are available in English as well, so it doesn't matter which one you add. Just the comunes are all in Italian, as it would be too much work to do them in two languages as well.

- As I was already on the profiles, I moved the "Italian Roots" sticker under the "Biography" title, where it should be according to the WikiTree style guides. Nothing serious and we can't really see it, but I change it if I'm working on a profile for another reason. Some profiles have many categories and stickers and a long biography, so following this order make the profiles easier to work on.

Edit for formatting.

posted by I. Caruso
edited by I. Caruso
Your explanation helps a lot, thank you!
posted by Anna Zara
Hi, you recently sent a number of categories to be renamed, however you hadn't created the new categories for the profiles to be moved to. I have done those so the renaming can proceed, however the creation of the new category, if it does not already exist, is the responsibility of the member instigating the rename. See this category, Category: Sorrento, Naples, the link for the new category should be green (category exists), not red (doesn't exist).

Thanks for your help, Regards, Margaret, Categorization project volunteer.

Hi Margaret

Thank you for your message and for creating the categories. I didn't know that the new category to which the old one should be renamed, has to be created by the asking member. I just followed the steps at the help page. Of course I will create them myself for the remaining categories.

What is the best way to proceed then? Do you know what is technically the difference between renaming and merging?

Thank you and best wishes I.

posted by I. Caruso
Hi I, thanks for your reply. Renaming is the preferred option, merging requires more manual input from the categorization team and is hardly ever used. I believe it was the only option before renaming was developed. Both require the new target category to be created. I developed this help page for our Australia Project members, you might find it useful. If you follow all the steps as written, you'll get the right result. Regards, Margaret.

The Germany Project Leaders are doing their semi-annual check-in with all project members and we want to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the Project. Please respond by private message and let me know.

Are you currently working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? If not, take a look at our main Project page for a full list.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Thanks for sourcing, I!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
I. Caruso reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the August 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you Debi, for working through the spreadsheet!
posted by I. Caruso
Ciao! I created a thread for the Italy project teams here: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1091444/italy-project-teams-assemble

I hope you check it out. If I have you down for a team, let me know. If you still haven't decided, feel free to comment. Thanks!

posted by Chris Ferraiolo
Hi Chris! Thank you for the update. As I'm in the team that translates the German help pages, I don't have time for another project right now. But please feel free to ask again. Later I might be interested in joining a team and working on profiles in the Molise region of Italy.
posted by I. Caruso
As a "Tree Hugger", I want to congratulate you on your Generous Genealogist award issued on June 23, 2020.

John Williams


Wikitree Appreciation Team

posted by [Living Williams]
Ciao! This is just a general check-in for members of the Italy project. I am checking to see who is still interested in being a member of the project as we go through some much needed restructuring. I was also wondering what teams you would like to be on. We’ve created teams for each part of Italy. North, South, Islands etc. They will be explained further in an upcoming g2g post. Stay tuned. For now, please let me know if you are still interested in the project and if you’d like to be a member of a team.
posted by Chris Ferraiolo
Dear Isabelle

Thank you so much for the extensive investigation and excellent and exact summaries you made. I was astonished to get to know so many new details about my ancestors. Andreas Tobler

posted by Andreas Tobler
Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz

Because Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within a project coordinating them is essential. Please ensure location data matches date of profile and avoid abbreviations. Citations & links for sources enable verification of data please add from wiki ID go to Research to find sources

Thank you for joining the Italian Roots project

Explore Pre-1700 Projects list to find one that fits your research focus, whether time period, location, or topic please read the goals & tasks of the project

Janet ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

PS Links not working, click them in your comment box

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thanks Isabelle for joining us! I’m Cindy, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer?

We want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Mentor

PS To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.


As you have been a member of WikiTree for about a week now I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.

Has the New Member How-To been helpful or left you with any questions?

I am here to help with any problems or queries you may have. Just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Karen ~ WikiTree Messenger

posted by [Living Finnerty]
Thank you for volunteering. You are now a full member of WikiTree.

Start with the New Member How-To Pages - they are really useful as you add profiles and learn your way around: 

Let me know if you require assistance. I am happy to help. After adding my own family and ancestors I have found many cousins and distant ancestors here on WikiTree.

Gilly~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by [Living Wood]

This is just a note to say hello and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Gilly ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If you ever get a "Page Not Found" error when you click a link in a WikiTree email, you can usually find a functioning link in the public comments section of your profile page.

posted by [Living Wood]

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