Italian given names are often derived from Biblical names, such as Giuseppe (Joseph) or from the names of a saint, such as Francesco (Francis).
When baptized, children were usually given several given names. Some of these may be the names of parents or other relatives. In some areas, names given [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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?
Here’s an interesting blog and a really friendly and helpful genealogist. The Sicilian Family Tree Blog
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