According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary prosperity pros·per·i·ty | \ prä-ˈsper-ə-tē \ Definition of prosperity : the condition of being successful or thriving especially : economic well-being As I thought of this topic, the person who kept coming to mind was my grandfather Antonio DellaVecchia. Antonio DellaVecchia was born 24 January 1903 in Vasto, Chieti, Italy. He left home at the age of 17 to…Read more »
That final ProGen assignment is done. I am taking a day or so before I jump into something new and I am procrastinating my final critiques of my peers. If you have been reading for a while you have probably learned that I like to procrastinate and I like rabbit holes. While procrastinating that final…Read more »
Today, I watched a webinar entitled Long Distance Italian Genealogy from Shellee A. Morehead, PhD, CG that was on Legacy Family Tree Webinars. My Dad and I had been talking about his family line and we know so little of anyone who was not in the United States. So after watching the webinar where I was…Read more »
Transportation is an interesting topic when we think of our Ancestors. I am often amazed how far they traveled and the modes of transportation they used. I have ancestors who by horse and buggy, train and ship. Today, I am moving to my dad’s side of the family. Our earliest Italian ancestor in New York…Read more »
This one is an interesting one as I know there are branches that came a little after the Mayflower. (I am still looking for that elusive Mayflower ancestor.) Then I have my Witherwax line that came in 1710 from Germany with approximately 700 families. But for the sake it f this prompt I am going…Read more »
I absolutely love old newspapers. I spend hours upon hours searching papers for hints and clues about my family. I have told you in the past about my favorite site NYS Historic Newspapers. I have also had great success on other newspaper sites. I am not generally a huge fan of Fulton History. When I was doing research on…Read more »
Meet my dad, Michael Anthony DellaVecchia. He was born on the 12th Day of October.