This was my second successful research trip with Southern Italy Travel. My grandmother was born in Carapelle Calvisio, L’Aquila. I have been building our family tree for years and I reached farther back then the records online. I needed to visit Carapelle Calvisio to continue my research.
Mirella arranged for us to have access to the Chiesa di San Francesco d’Assisi church records. Using records from the 1700’s, I have added eight ancestors to my family tree and collected additional information on many others already in my tree. Without Mirella’s help with finding and translating the records, I would not have made this much progress.
Mirella also helped me prepare for research at the State Archives in Bazzano. Mirella corrected my draft questions written in Italian to give to the archivists. The questions were clearly understood by the archivists, who were very helpful in providing me with the documents I wanted to review.
I am truly grateful to have found Mirella and Southern Italy Travel. I am looking forward to planning my next trip with them.