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- Exploring my possible Mormon relatives
- In Memory of a Mother
- What can death certificates tell you?
- Looking for Rina Amerio’s descendants: the Graziano family
- Tribute to a father
- The day that Great-granddaddy met the King
- Fatherless fathers and a long line of strong women
- O Father, Where Art Thou?
- How did our ancestors celebrate Christmas?
- Adopting new attitudes towards adopting
Author Archives: Dawsr
When I was little, I used to attend Sunday School every week, while preparing myself for my First Communion and, later, for my Confirmation. It wasn’t what you might call a very spiritual experience, as our lessons were taught by … Continue reading
Yesterday was Mother’s Day in Spain. The event triggered my imagination: I couldn’t let the day go by without writing about one of the thousands of mothers who populate my family tree! But who should I write about? I suppose … Continue reading
In our cold, modern, somewhat unsentimental western culture, death has become a taboo subject. While we are totally powerless to avoid it, we still feel rather uneasy when we discuss this particular subject with friends and relatives, as if by … Continue reading
Last October, my dad and I visited the village in northern Italy where my great-grandmother Giovanna Amerio was born in 1895. It was to be not only a quest for missing family information, but also something of a sentimental pilgrimage. … Continue reading
Tomorrow, March 19th, is Father’s Day in Spain. A year ago exactly, a short letter from our newly-discovered Aunt Rita enclosing pictures of my up-to-then unknown grandfather arrived on our doorstep. And my, have we gone a long way since … Continue reading
The other day I walked into one of my favourite bookshops in town: Librería Arenas. As I am writing researching and writing about the history of my grandmother’s family, I was wondering whether there might be a good reference book … Continue reading
Have you ever thought about what traits you may have inherited from you dad and mum? The obvious answer is “of course”, we all have, whether we are interested in genealogy or not. But why not go further back and … Continue reading
Gosh! Almost a month has gone by since I last posted on the old blog – and yet I have so many things to tell you all! I think I’ll start with the most recent -and exciting- piece of genealogical … Continue reading
The carols, the weather, the lights, the shopping for presents and the endless meals with the loved ones. Yes, Christmas is back! It seems strange that, not too long ago, Christmas was seen in a very different light compared to … Continue reading