Jillian and her Italian Side

We received this email from Jillian. We decided to post it, to share with you her happiness of beeing able to find more about her Italian ancestors. Now she is our friend and we are happy with her. Hello, I am writing to let everyone know how great Italianside.com is. My name is Jillian. I [...]

Italian migration documentary from Italian TV (part 3-4)

Other two parts (3 and 4) of the Italian TV documentary about Italian migration in the world (previous parts here) In the 150th anniversary of the Italian unification, this is our tribute to all those who have left Italy but have not forgotten their roots. part 3 is here: part 4 Next parts will be [...]

Italian migration: an award winning documentary from Italian TV (part 1-2)

Here are the first two parts of an Italian documentary about Italians in the world. (Next parts are here ). It’s from Italian TV and it’s subtitled in English for easier understanding. This film was honored with presigious awards in Italy (as “Premio Flaiano”). It traces the history of Italian migration with many vintage movies, [...]

Italian surnames changed abroad: legend or reality ?

Some people say (or write) that the story that in Ellis Island many italian surnames were misspelled and changed is only a myth, an old Italian legend. Well, we were not in Ellis Island at that time, but we have our idea about. What we know is that abroad there are Italian surnames strange and [...]

Italian Surnames database

At ItalianSide, we are going to put online our large database of Italian Surnames. It’s a big work ! But everything is still work in progres….stay tuned ! you can find our surname database here

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