who do you think you are?

Monday, March 29, 2010 |
have you caught the nbc called 'who do you think you are?'? there was also a pbs show called 'faces of america' that aired a month or 2 ago. i love watching these shows and people finding out about their family history.
my moms family has only been here since 1912-1915, so all of my american relatives i know. once they came to america, they were never able to go back, and their family wasnt able to come here. i have known them, i heard the stories, i have lived the stories. i love my italian hertiage.
the traditions.
the food.
so those shows made me want to see if i could find anything new out there on my mom's parents. (my pop pops father changed their name to 'martin' because no one would hire italians. he thought we could pass for irish. i have no idea what the name used to be. that makes geneology a bit harder.)
i did some digging around and found their marriage paperwork (look for pasquale martin)! i actually started crying because i saw their handwriting. you can too if you click in the upper right hand corner! here is the paper work from my nana (madeline manno).
and, yea, i knew they were married. but to see their handwriting again on a document that i have never seen was amazing.
makes me wish i was a celeb so someone could find more out about my family.
that and so i could have someone make my bed for me daily.
and make dinner.
so go check out familysearch.org and see what you can find out about your family!!
the photo is of my nana and pop pop on their honeymoon. i they went to the poconos, and the story goes that nana lost her luggage.


Sandi said...

We just finished watching the Faces of America series tonight and I felt the same way you do. My family also came over from Italy in the early 1900's so there is much of our ancestry that we can't really uncover. Although some of that will be changing soon (I'll be doing a post on this soon). By the way, my grandfather was also Pasquale!

the thrifty ba said...

sandi-im not surprised. we HAVE to be related!

Jane @ Going Jane said...

I love that show, too! It's fun finding out all those cool things! :)

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