Happy Father’s Day! There are many fathers in my family tree and I would like to thank each one for making my being here possible! I want to dedicate today’s post to my direct line of father’s.
I have been very fortunate to be able to research so far back into my direct paternal line. I used to think this branch of the family tree would always be stunted. My grandfather came to the United States as a young boy from Italy. My great-grandfather arrived in the United States with Tuberculosis and was almost immediately deported. My grandfather was raised by his Aunt and Uncle who lived in Pittsburgh. I was not sure that I would ever be able to research records in Italy or translate them.
You can imagine my geeky excitement when I found a microfilm in the FamilySearch.org collection containing the church records for the very tiny town in Italy my grandfather immigrated from. I have used this data extensively to flesh out this branch of the family.
I would love if any cousins shared any photos they may have of my Ciardonei family!