Italian Given/Baptism Names – follow the pattern

Given Names

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 [...]

Sicilian Genealogy and the meaning of Sicilian names; Siciliana Genealogia e il significato dei nomi siciliani

Finding my way in searching for old Sicilian family records has been challenging! I found this website, 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 Bavetta Genealogy Project Map! – now on Google Maps

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 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. [...]

Buon Natale a tutti!

Buona Festa e Buon Anno!

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 [...]

My Great Grandfather, Andrea Bavetta, Born in Santa Margherita di Belice, Sicily

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 [...]

Bavetta Family in Argentina

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?

Sicilian Family Tree Blog

Here’s an interesting blog and a really friendly and helpful genealogist. The Sicilian Family Tree Blog

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