January 17, 2010, at 6:24 pm
Click here to see the WWI draft registration card for my great uncle, Calogero (Charles or Charlie as we called him!) Bavetta. As you will see from the card, it has lots of good information such as the name of his father (Andrew or Andrea Bavetta) and their addres at the time. When I found this, it was the first official piece of information I found about Andrea Bavetta. I’m still searching to find out the name of his parent’s in Sicily.
January 13, 2010, at 10:02 pm
Here is a picture of my grandmother and grandfather. My grandfather changed his name from Luciano to Lucien when he arrived in the United States as a young boy.
January 10, 2010, at 2:32 pm
Finding my way in searching for old Sicilian family records has been challenging! I found this website, bestofsicily.org which offers some helpful tidbits. Also interesting is this website that tells the meaning of Siclian names. For example, my great grandfather’s name was Andrea. According to this website, it is now the post popular name in Italy!
December 27, 2009, at 3:35 pm
Visit this site and add your location! Bavettas on Google Maps
The Bavetta Genealogy Project is creating family trees for all Bavettas in the world. The website is located at http://www.bavettas.com You can also add your name and city to this map.
Bavetta Genealogy il progetto è la creazione di alberi genealogici per tutti Bavettas nel mondo. Il sito si trova a http://www.bavettas.com Puoi anche il vostro nome e città di questa mappa.
El Proyecto de Genealogía Bavetta crea árboles genealógicos para todo Bavettas en el mundo. El sitio Web es localizado en http: // www.bavettas.com Usted puede también su nombre y ciudad a este mapa.
December 24, 2009, at 7:35 am
December 19, 2009, at 10:55 am
December 6 – Marks La Festa di San Nicola (Feast of St. Nicholas), the patron saint of shepherds is celebrated in towns likePollutri with the lighting of fires under enormous cauldrons, where fave beans are cooked, then eaten ceremoniously.
December 8 – L’Immacolata Concezione (Celebration of the Immaculate Conception)
December 13 – La Festa di Santa Lucia (St. Lucy’s Day)
December 24 – La Vigilia di Natale (Christmas Eve)
December 25 – Natale (Christmas) Buona Natale!
December 26 – La Festa di Santo Stefano (St. Stephen’s Day) Which marks the announcement of the birth of Jesus Christ, and the arrival of the Three Wise Men.
December 31 – La Festa di San Silvestro (New Year’s Eve)
January 1 – Il Capodanno (New Year’s Day)
January 6 – La Festa dell’Epifania (The Epiphany)
December 13, 2009, at 6:10 pm
Photo taken in Los Angeles, California.
Andrea Bavetta, Los Angeles, California circa 1930
Here is a photo of my great grandfather Andrea Bavetta, born in Santa Margherita di Belice, Sicily in 1861.
Ecco una foto di mio bisnonno Bavetta Andrea, nato a Santa Margherita di Belice, in Sicilia nel 1861.
Aquí está una foto de mi bisabuelo Andrea Bavetta, nacido en Santa Margherita di Belice, Sicilia en 1861.
December 12, 2009, at 9:08 am
This is a picture of my Bavetta relatives in Argentina. We do not know their names! If you have relatives in Argentina (circa 1900) , maybe you know who is in this picture?
December 12, 2009, at 8:42 am
Here’s an interesting blog and a really friendly and helpful genealogist. The Sicilian Family Tree Blog