Hiring a genealogist was a brilliant idea by my sister Gina; the fact that Mirella was the genealogist, was a blessing.
Not only did she find much more information that we thought we ever could, she constructed before us a beautiful story. We learned so much about our great-grandmother, Bianca, her family circle and life, that our love for her deepened for all that she went through in life..
We visited the house (and houses of relatives) in the town where our great-grandmother Bianca was born. To see her home, to stroll down the town streets, to visit the church, to have coffee at the piazza, was very moving and meaningful, and added a new dimension to our trip to Italy.
We are very grateful of all the help Mirella gave us in this matter. Also, meeting with Magda (the town historian) was a wonderful surprise that Mirella gave us for that day.
I highly recommend this experience to all of those genealogists, or just those who are curious about their roots and their ancestry. This is an invaluable experience.
THANKS A LOT, SOUTHERN ITALY TRAVEL AND MIRELLA!!!
Gina and Graciela Thomen