Pagine Bianche – Italian White Pages Updated

*This is an updated current tutorial to the previously posted content titled Pagine Bianche – Italian White Pages .* A great resource for looking up Italian surnames and locating people in Italy is to use the on line Pagine Bianche [White Pages].  This telephone directory also links to the Pagine Gialle or the Yellow Pages so you can locate […]

Gens-Italia- Updated Overview Tutorial

Gens-Italia – Short Overview Gens-Italia  is an excellent site to use to see the distribution of your surname in Italy.  Some of you might remember it as the site Susan Sarandon used in the April 2010 episode of Who do You Think You Are? to help her get started on researching her roots. While I […]

Holiday Inspired Italian Names – Repost

With the holiday season upon us I thought it would be nice to talk about some holiday inspired Italian names. Some names that come to mind are Natale (Christmas) Grazia (Grace) and Bifano (Epiphany). All have been used as first or surnames. A quick search on Searching the Enhanced Ellis Island Database in One Step […]

Remembering 911

Today I’d like to just take a moment to remember those who perished during those horrific attacks on September 11th, 2001 and to honor those brave individuals who helped with rescue and clean up. Fifteen years ago today, terrorists sought to cripple one of the strongest countries in the world by destroying buildings and killing […]

Top 23 Italian Surnames

Ever wonder what the top Italian Surnames were in the United States?  Well no need to wonder anymore.  Ross Hinds of Grinberg News has used the info taken from the 2014 U.S. Census and written a short article called Revealed: Most common Italian surnames in America in where he has included the the names and […]

FOUNDLING SURNAMES

Here is a list of some common foundling surnames which were often given to abandoned children prior to 1928.  Children were often named by record keepers or officials in the town.  However, sometimes wealthy members of the town or even those who accepted responsibly for the child (such as a god parent or guardian) were known to […]

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