You will find below some lines dedicated to the Museum’s staff and Foiano, the town where the last Ancestors Tour took place. Nick and Darlene D’Alessio came from Texas to find their Italian roots. 

Michele and his staff did an outstanding job on our recent research trip to rural southern Italy to find my family’s history. He organized the trip, provided a translator, arranged overnight lodging, and directly engaged with the municipal records administrator at Foiano di Val Fortore .

Michele, was able to quickly locate and read the records. All of this was photographed so that I now have copies of the original records, and a GEDCOM database file. He added over 70 new names to my family line, extending my visibility to 9 generations back to the 1700’s!

Michele showed great expertise in navigating these records. I could not have done this without him, and Giuseppina, his very fluent and helpful translator. Also, Amministrazione Comunale Foiano ValFortore was so very kind and helpful. It was a wonderful team effort! Grazie mille!

If you need help with southern Italy family history research, I whole heartedly can recommend the Museo del Cognome!

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