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 […]

Cool Last Names HQ

I’m always looking for cool or informative articles about Italian Surnames so when I received an email this week from Larry Doig about his website Cool Last Names HQ I knew I had to feature it. This site features an article on not only Italian Last Names List: 100+ Most Common Italian Surnames but on […]

Child-Naming Patterns

Interesting read: Child-Naming Patterns – A tool to Assist with Family Reconstitution written by Richard Woodruff Price, MA, AG which clearly suggests that not only have child-naming patterns been around since the beginning of time but also how that same pattern can help assist in a persons genealogical research.

Links Page Updated

The Links to Websites with Italian Records page has been updated. Most of the links added are to free sites. There are several new links added and many more to add so visit often to see what’s new! If you have a genealogy or family website that you would like to add, I would love […]

Jewish Genealogy in Italy

Interested in Jewish-Italian Genealogy? Then make sure to check out the pages over at JewishGen.org where they offer a wide variety of interesting page and resources which cover topics such as History of Jews, Surnames and Heraldry. From the Short History of Italian Jews written by Nardo Bonomi page: Italian Jews adopted family names since […]

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