Brighton Center Walking Tour: Part 2

  Contemporary Map of Brighton Center #9: Vantage Point: Dighton Street & Chestnut Hill Ave. intersection facing Brighton Square Park Brighton Square Park: This green space on the opposite side of Chestnut Hill Avenue, now known as Brighton Square Park, is the closest thing that Brighton has to a town common, but it was in fact …

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A Breach in Family Relations

The following account is from the trip to Italy taken by my brother Robert and myself in 2006. Bill and Bob Marchione with Cousin Carmello Salvucci examining family photos in the kitchen of his home in San Donato in May 2006 In 2006 my brother Bob and I called on our closest remaining relative in …

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A Visit to Aquara and Paestum in the Campagna

[Drawn from a detailed written account of a trip to southern Italy that I made with my brother Robert Marchione in late May and early June of 2006] A panoramic view of the town of Aquara, the home town of my paternal grandparents This trip was in large measure a genealogical expedition. While we had …

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A Visit to Aquara and Paestum in the Campagna (2006) Drawn from a detailed written account of a trip to southern Italy that I made with my brother Robert Marchione in late May and early June of 2006. and A visit with Carmello Salvucci (2006) William and Robert Marchione pay a visit to their last remaining …

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Further Notes on Salvucci Family History

The following post was written by Fred Salvucci and presented at the Salvucci Family Reunion on March 27, 2004 The Salvucci family lived in San Gimignano, near Florence, Tuscany, in the 14th century. They were involved in a major feud with a rival family, the Ardinghelli, that was part of the civic strife in Italian …

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Some Historical Notes on the Family of Pietro Salvucci

This account is based chiefly on a 1977 oral interview with Loreto Salvucci, and was prepared by Bill Marchione for the Salvucci Family Reunion, held on March 27, 2004 My great grandfather, Pietro Salvucci, was the first member of his family to reach America, arriving in 1898. He was the eldest child of Carmine Salvucci …

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The Italian Immigrant Experience – Pt.2

The Salvucci and Sacchetti Families San Donato val di Comino, Italy, the home base of the Salvucci clan, a mountainside village in Italy’s Lazio region about 90 miles southeast of Rome in an area known as the Ciociaria. My mother’s family, the Salvuccis, came from the town of San Donato val di Comino, Province of Frosinone, …

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The Italian Immigrant Experience – Pt.1

  The Marchione, Consolmagno, and Costanza Families The “birds of passage” phenomenon saw millions of Italian males emigrate to America in the late 19th and early 20th without their families, oftentimes spending years in this country before bringing over their wives and children and making a permanent commitment to this country.  This phenomenon had an …

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