Category Archives: Trentino

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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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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Trentino Department of Emigration

As many of us are aware, the Trentino Department of Emigration is highly regarded for the services it provides not only to emigrants from Trentino, but also to the descendants of those emigrants. The Department has offered a free 2013 wall … Continue reading

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Touring Your Village Online

Some of my previous posts have mentioned ways to see photographs or information about your ancestral village, for example — Photos of Your Ancestral Village.  There is also a way to view your (hopefully) entire village online.  Google Maps offers … Continue reading

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Villages of Trentino

There have been many requests for a link to specific ancestral villages in Trentino.  I have added a page (“Villages” in the menu above) listing some of the towns and villages in Trentino, along with a link to their websites.  … Continue reading

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Trentino birth records – an online database

 The Trentino Department of Emigration has placed a database of birth records online at  Nati In Trentino .  The database contains information about 1.2 million residents of Trentino born between the years 1815-1923, including full name, date of birth, village, and … 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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Pancheri family and Castel Altaguardia

Castel (castle) Altaguardia was built c. 13th century in the northwestern portion of Val di Non near its intersection with Val di Sole.  The castle was sacked during the Peasant Rebellion of 1407, and placed under seige during the Peaseant Revolt (“Rustic … 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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