Learning Italian: family members

Many friends asked us the translation of family members in Italian. For people interested in their “Italian Side” it is important to give the right name in Italian to understand ties of kinship in their families. But we did something more: we added the Italian pronunciation. In this way we hope that you will be […]

The force of memory

This video is named “Terra del vento” (Land of wind): it’s about the sad fate of a small Italian village. Yesterday a place full of life, now only a land of wind. A history of centuries now likely to be irretrievably lost. Our ancestors leaving their village used to say: “Gente del paese mio, statevi […]

Finding your Italian town: the Italian towns and cities database

We just added a new feature to ItalianSide.com. The Italian towns and cities database. Even if at ItalianSide.com we have all the 8100 Italian towns, many of our visitors write us wondering why they can’t find their ancestors’ towns on our Internet site. Reading their requests, we found that in many cases they are not […]

Italian Genealogy: complicated made simple

We just received this email from our friend Kim. Noone could tell before that Kim’s grandfather surname was wrong or misspelled: it seemed a typical Italian surname. But there was a little mistake. With a “no results” from a request to the Italian Municipality (Morolo in Lazio region), everybody could give up. But Kim wanted […]

Part 7-8 of the Italian migration documentary

Last parts (7 and 8 ) of the Italian TV documentary about Italian migration in the world (previous parts begin here) This is our tribute to all those who left Italy but did never forget their italian roots. part 7 is here: last part here:

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