Category Archives: History

A Memory of World War I Years

World War I had a great effect on Trentino. The first general mobiization in July 1914 called all men age 20 – 42 for service in Galizia and Russia. Large losses in the war are remembered with monuments to the … Continue reading

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The Pancheri family – centuries of history

It has been a while since I last posted – life gets in the way 🙂  .  This post will introduce you to one of the foremost researchers of Trentino family history.  Gene Pancheri  has spent more than 40 years … Continue reading

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A Son of Tret

Over the many years I have been researching my ancestry, I have met others with similar interests.  Some have become online friends with whom I correspond and with whom I exchange information.  Others I have lost contact with over the … Continue reading

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Trentino War Casualties

The province of Trentino recently released an online database of World War I casualties. The database is basically a listing of soldiers from Trentino who entered the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I and were killed in action or otherwise … Continue reading

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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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Early information about a family in Trentino

Much historical and useful information can be learned by researching old books about our ancestral villages.  Also highly useful is contacting (and hopefully receiving a reply) the municipal offices in the villages, and trying to find living descendents of a … 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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Miners in Hastings, Colorado

In a previous post, I mentioned the dangers associated with working in the southern Colorado coal mines during the early 1900s’s (Colorado Coal Mine Dangers).  Hundreds of men were killed aboveground and underground, including my grandfather’s brother and three of … Continue reading

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A Iob in 18th century Cunevo

My 5th great-grandfather Gio’ Batta Iob – sicher was born in Cunevo c. 1739.  His exact date of birth is not known due to destruction of most records during a fire in 1802.  Gio’ Batta was a short form for … 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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