Disclaimer: I was given permission by one of my client’s to discuss his project and surnames in an attempt to bring more family members into the project and learn new information.
I am researching several families in Chicago, from the town of Ricigliano, Italy. This project began last summer, in 2011 and will continue into 2013. The goal of the project was to put together a history of this client’s family which was to include photos, stories, recipes, maps, and family history data. Last year I prepared a short book for the client and his family for Christmas. This book outlined what had been located in the three months or so of research.
This Christmas I am working on a new set of books for the client which are being created as three volumes. Volume I contains the family history information and some social history and Chicago history. Volume II contains analysis of the data from the database. Volume III is a photo book which will contain hundreds of photographs.
Some of the surnames I am working with are: Iacullo/Yacullo, Meccia, Serritella, Malpede, Pacelli, DeLeonardis/De Leonardis, Catena/Catino, Parrilli, Bagnuolo, Tortoriello/Turtoriello, Menella/Mennella, Zaccardo, Pintozzi, Parrillo, Palumbo, Sangiacomo, Indelli, Altier/Altieri/Galtier, Pascente, Sabia/Sabbia, Sacco, and Sarracco.
Watch the blog for more posts about the Rigis. I will be sharing bits of information over the coming weeks.
If your family was from Ricigliano and settled in the Chicago area, I would love to talk to you. We are especially looking for authentic Rigi recipes for inclusion in the book. Please feel free to contact me.