I haven’t posted in a while about the work I’m doing on the people from Ricigliano, Italy, although a lot of people left comments in those posts. This morning I received another comment referring to a specific blog where a woman named Anne is trying to identify over 100 of her mother’s old photographs. Not only are photographs involved but also original documents.
Please visit Anne’s blog Welcome to DorothyDe and browse her photo gallery. Can you help identify any of the individuals there? Please try and then if you would be so kind as to come back here and leave a comment as to which photos you identified, it would help others researching these same families.
Who was DorothyDe? Dorothy DeLeonardis was the wife of George Halston. Dorothy’s parents were John DeLeonardis (1895-1960,) who ran the Loyola L newsstand, and Carmella Saracco (1893-1979.)
On another note, I am still running the genealogy program at Casa Italia in Stone Park, IL. This fall I will be putting out a call for original photos and documents to be donated to the Rigi Collection. I have most of the other files in the archive organized.
Please stay tuned!
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