Tuesday, September 2, 2014

finding famiglia

Genealogy tours has to be one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had. Walking up to the town halls  in the small little towns from Northern Italy to Southern Italy is amazing. The expression on the peoples faces as they bring out the registers from the 1800's is amazing. Looking down at the signatures of families who registered the dates they were married, birth of their children, and deaths of the loved ones is truly a moving. Once we locate family we stroll through the towns sometimes we find the address of where the house once stood, other times we find just the street. and in some instances we find living relatives. The emotions take over the people and tears of joy stream down there faces. Here they learn about there families and their crafts. From stone cutters , tailors, to pottery makers  and farmers it is amazing how much you learn from our trips to the MUNICIPIO!

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