Family Is Everything

Family Isn’t Dead Everyone has problems, and sometimes problems have a way of multiplying as we grow older. Worries heaped atop other worries, and those on top of physical issues. Despite that, I consider myself one of the luckiest people in the world. I grew up in the most loving family I can imagine. And […]

Working With A Genealogist

As many of you know, my daughter, Aliza, is a professional genealogist. She writes for several Italian-American newspapers and has posted articles here in the past. People’s interest in their family history has grown tremendously in the past several years, and with that in mind, I thought you might be interested in learning a little […]

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

When I read this article my daughter, Aliza, wrote I knew I had to share it. She is a professional genealogist, and she writes for five Italian American publications as a columnist. If I must say, she is not only a great genealogist, but a magnificent storyteller. I hope you enjoy this. Giacomo Standing on […]

Aunt Rose—My Personal Time Machine

What Her Eyes Have Seen I lost My aunt rose a few weeks ago. Yes, that’s a sad thing, but the saddest thing was that she wasn’t just a dear aunt and wonderful person. What I lost was my own personal time machine, a magic mirror into the past. Aunt Rose was born in 1916. […]

Genealogy Gold Mining

I have been swamped with work as I prepare to launch my next book (March 4), so my lovely daughter agreed to let me post one of her articles on genealogy. Aliza is a syndicated columnist and feature writer for Italian American publications across the US. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the post. This article was originally published […]

Telling the Stories of “The Greatest Generation” Just Got Easier

Telling the stories of “the greatest generation” just got easier 1940 Census released. Creates “tsunami” of interest By Aliza Giammatteo The release of the 1940 census on April 2, 2012, after a 72 year embargo, created a frenzy among family history enthusiasts. Demand was so great that the National Archives website crashed, with 22 million […]

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