Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Another Blessing From Findagrave

I was just thrilled when I was working on my husband's Italian side of the family last night on Ancestry and one of the hints came up as a Findagrave entry. Now I don't understand how this happens, but I have searched Findagrave in the past and these entries did not show up. According to the memorial added date on Findagrave they have been there for years. Nevertheless I am really happy to have this information. My husband was thrilled and enjoyed reading every entry.

This was my husbands grandfather. My husband was a small child and spent a lot of time with his grandparents. He called his grandfather "Poppa".

He was married to Sara Margaret Falcone, who my husband called "Momma"

Unfortunately there is no image available on Findagrave but here is the link to her memorial

We were both really happy to see her mother was entered on Findagrave with a photo of her.
My husband's great grandmother Josephine Strollo Falcone.

His great grandfather John Falcone is on Findagrave but is another entry without a photo.

There were some wonderful family hints on these memorials. We found out that Josephine Strollo was born Colian, Salerno, Italy,  and John Falcone was born in Valva, Salerno, Italy.

One of our dreams is to go to Italy and visit the areas that my husband's family is from. We have another branch of the tree to trace and then we will have both the Falcone and the Gagliano's home towns. 

I am so thankful and grateful to the family member who entered these memorials.
There was other information about siblings and even occupations that some of the family members held. If you haven't hunted ancestors on Findagrave, you should really give it a try.