Category Archives: Emigration

Colorado city directories

Many of our ancestors from Trentino emigrated to southeastern Colorado during the late 1890’s and early 1900’s to work in the coal mines.  I have previously written about some of the mines and dangers these early emigrants experienced: Miners in … Continue reading

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The story of a Pinamonti Family from Rallo

Rallo is a small village in Val di Non, Trentino.  Families bearing the Pinamonti and Valentini names have been in Rallo for generations, many of whom came to America during the emigration years of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. … Continue reading

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Emigration Info on Facebook

Storie di Emigrazione in Val di Non – Cagno, Revo, Romallo, Cloz e Brez,  (History of Val di Non Emigration – Villages of Cagno, Revo, Romallo, Cloz and Brez) is a new Facebook page.  Started in April 2013, it is … Continue reading

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Emigrants from Pine (Mattivi, etc)

I just received information about a website devoted to emigrants from Baselga di Pine, which is northeast of the city of Trento.  The website Mattivi Family Historytraces the origins of emigrants from Baselga di Pine to Novinger, Missouri, Silverton, Colorado, … Continue reading

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Filo – a new resouce for Trentino culture

It has been a while since I lasted posted — life seems to get in the way at times (tax season also has a big effect).  With this post, I would like to let you know about a new resource … Continue reading

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The voyage to America

I previously wrote about the reasons causing our ancestors to leave Trentino (illness, economic hardships, etc). During the latter part of the 1870’s to the early 1900’s thousands left Trentino for Brazil, Argentina, and various parts of the United States. … Continue reading

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Introduction to the village of Terres

Terres is a small village of about 325 residents in Val di Non. The most common surname in the village is Dalpiaz. As customary in other villages in the valley, many of the family branches were given sopramoni (or “second … Continue reading

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Emigrants from Ronzone to the United States

Below is a listing of some of the villagers from Ronzone who came to the US and their year of arrival. More information (age, family, description, etc.) and listings of additional emigrants can be found on the actual passenger manifests on the … Continue reading

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Colorado coal mine dangers

Last month I briefly touched on the movement of emigrants from Trentino to the Colorado mines.  A large number of the emigrants found work in the coal mines of southeastern Colorado (e.g. Las Animas and Huerfano Counties). The mines and … Continue reading

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Rallo – the village and its emigrants

Two brothers from Rallo, don Gioseffo and Carlo Pinamonti were responsible for bringing desperately needed water from Lago di Tovel to Rallo and nearby villages in 1852 by designing and constructing irrigation aqueducts. Their efforts are remembered by a plaque placed … Continue reading

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