Thursday, April 4, 2013

Those Places Thursday: Italian Settlement in Connecticut

      Do you have Italian ancestors from Connecticut?
     Did you know that where they lived in CT may be an indication of where they lived in Italy? Immigrants tended to settle in one place and stay together. They brought their Italian ethnic identity into their American life. As a result,many towns have sister cities in Italy. If you want to find out the sister city to your ancestor's Connecticut town, start with the website of the town's historical society or library.
    If you're still stuck, there are other resources that might help. The Connecticut State Library has a list of Italian genealogy resources on their website. There's a Facebook group for Connecticut residents with Italian ancestors. And ItalianGenealogy.com has topics on CT...

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