Tag Archives: Val di Non

Chini Family Resources

There are hundreds of books about Trentino.  Although these books are good for general information, they are not really useful for learning about family history.  Here is where specialized books can be invaluable.  The idea is to search for books about … Continue reading

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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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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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Val di Non Storica

I previously mentioned the Facebook page Val di Non Storica as a potential source of information about our ancestral culture and heritage. I revisited the group recently and the activity has greatly increased. Val di Non Storica is actually a … 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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Photos of your ancestral village

Quite a bit of information can be obtained by visiting the official and unofficial websites of our ancestral villages.  Not only do those websites contain contact information (village officials, etc), but they often contain historical and current documents which can … Continue reading

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Cunevo years ago

 During the early 1800’s and prior, houses in Cunevo, as was the custom in many other villages in Val di Non, were given numbers rather than street addresses (street addresses are a more recent development).  If you are researching your … Continue reading

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Polenta – a staple of Val di Non

As with much of rural Trentino, living conditions in Val di Non were very rustic. The houses were modest structures constructed of masonry, stone, and wood, and often had three generations living together. Mostly of two levels, outside stairs were … Continue reading

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Cunevo – history and more

I previously talked about Cunevo’s early history and provided a listing of emigrants who left the village for the United States in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  Although this site is not suitable for an extensive history of the … Continue reading

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World War I in Trentino

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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