I am very grateful to all the people who have helped me with my family history research over the years: In Australia, Italy, Northern Ireland, Belgium and England. In the later months of last year, I was contacted by a lady in Basilicata who is researching the Viggianese harpists who came to Australia. She very kindly added a few more layers to the family history for me, and I have tried to help her a little more with her research.
If you can assist either of us in any way, you can either place a few words below (I only publish messages if there are no contact details attached) or send an email to:
writetovia (AT) gmail . com
Please note that I do not publish names of correspondents unless they have already been published. Privacy is important to me. It has been especially important this year as my husband is unwell.
Whatever your own family history interests, you may wish to read a brief overview of my mine.
From Italy to Australia
From Southern Italy - mainly Basilicata (1880s)
A man from the Mezzogiorno
A better life
Getting to know great-grandmothers - part three
From Northern Italy - Lombardy (1880s-1910s)
The mill in Ossolaro - part one
The mill in Ossolaro - part two
From Ossolaro to Australia
Via the independent scholar
At the seaside - part four
From Northern Italy - Veneto (1920s)
Getting to know great-grandmothers - part one
Ancestors and asylum
Overview of my Italian migrations research
Civilian internment in the Second World War
Italian migrants and their family histories in Australia
Objects or subjects - You and your ancestors observed
Justice for Josephine
Unlocking Australia's past
And finally, at least for today, I would like to present the following beautiful video. The link was forwarded to me by the lady in Basilicata at the beginning of this year.