I recently received a post from Wally who lives in Hillsville, Pennsylvania. He told me that many people from Martone and the surrounding comunes moved there. I had never heard of this cluster of immigrants and it made me wonder what other places the Martonese emigrated to. My hometown of Meriden, Connecticut is another large cluster in the United States. Toronto, Ontario in Canada. Sydney, Australia. Turin (Torino), Italy. These are the places that I know about. I would love to hear more about these places and the other places I am unaware of. I would not doubt that there is at least one place in South America. This discussion could help us find some long lost relatives and get more answers about our family history. I look forward to hearing from everyone!!
The holidays are a great time of year to work on your family tree! If you are interested in finding out about your family then talk to your older relatives. They have a wealth of information to share if you just sit down and talk to them. While the info they share may or may not be 100% accurate, it can provide some clues and get you started with your research. They may also have old records and photos to share that will validate your work. Have fun and let me know if I can help. Buon Natale, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!!
Hi, my name is Carmen Papallo and my family originated in Martone, RC, Italy. I am starting this genealogy blog to try and bring all the families of Martone together. I have been gathering all the civil records available on microfilm at the local Mormon Family History Library for the last 4 years. These records cover the period from 1809 – 1910. I have worked with several cousins and friends who have been researching their families from Martone and nearby communes. Martonese are now scattered all over the world and I look forward to working with anyone interested in their family history. Researching together will help us to preserve the history of this wonderful comune! More to come soon!