Give a face to your ancestors
with a comic book.

How long have you tried to imagine your ancestors’ faces, places, and habits? Many are those who did it and the ones who are still trying to understand how the people who came before us lived: the way of dressing, habits, connections with their homeland, and the people around them. They recall the stories grandparents and uncles told them around the fireplace or during the holidays while sitting together around the table.

How long have you tried to imagine your ancestors’ faces, places, and habits? Many are those who did it and the ones who are still trying to understand how the people who came before us lived: the way of dressing, habits, connections with their homeland, and the people around them. They recall the stories grandparents and uncles told them around the fireplace or during the holidays while sitting together around the table.

Walk through the alleys your ancestors crossed while going to work or returning home after a long and tiring day. Visit the churches where they went to worship, and see the now rusty sign of an old shop that gave life to the village. Also, glance through the letters, photos, and family memories stored in the cardboard box.

All this makes the desire to bring to life what we were, grow day after day, memory after memory. It turns hard to put centuries of history and life down on paper, but passions can help shape one’s thoughts. The comics can help. It is the bond between drawings and words, and it comes out as the ideal way through which imagination can take shape.

The comic book is a memories box where happenings and moments of life related to our family come to life panel after panel.

The main goal is to let enthusiasts and audience approach their roots in a new and creative way. We give a chance to those who want to get a customized comic book through the daily genealogical work the Museo del Cognome carries out.

A sample can be seen just below and will serve those who want an exclusive one on their family to get an idea of the final result of the work. It will be enough to make a request by contacting the Museum directly and sending your family tree along with all the necessary information. Then, they will study the evolution of customs and traditions over the years and create a script and drawings based on the data received.

Through a careful analysis of information and family photos, we are able to portray/trace your ancestors’ appearance

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. Back in 2019, I was introduced to Michele Cartusciello and his team to help me discover my ancestral roots in Italy. All I knew at that time was that my Grandfather came from this small little town in the Campania region of Italy called “Padula”. The trail ran cold from there. Compare that to what I know today and the fact that I can trace and document our family roots in this area back to 1575 and you have…