Thursday, June 23, 2005

A fun picture of Sonnino in the 1940's (I think). Anybody know what kind of car it is? Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Here is a picture of the crest of Sonnino. If anybody knows the meaning of the symbols on the crest please post an explanation Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Sonnino - 2� the world war

This is an individuals website that has an amazing number of pictures/information/interviews about the American liberation of Sonnino in WWII. It is in Italian, but the link I have posted is an english translation.

Sonnino - 2� the world war

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Official "province di Latina" Website

This is the official site for the province of Latina, which Sonnino is part of. There's lots of interesting information about the area. Remember, you can translate the page into English at the bottom of the blog using Bablefish.

Provincia di Latina

Monday, June 13, 2005

Italian genealogy Research

This is an amazing site with hundreds of links to genealogy resources. To many fun things to mention.

Cyndi's List - Italy / Italia

Friday, June 10, 2005

Look up where your last name is found in Italy (or the US)+

This is such a great site. You can type in you last name and the the website will show you where people with you last name live and the concentration. You can run the same search for the US as well. Apparently there are on Bernardinis in and around Sonnino. Enjoy!

- L'Italia dei Cognomi

Thursday, June 09, 2005

A Sad Passing...

Yesterday our family matriarch, my great aunt Giorgina (Jean) LaRosa passed at the age of 83. She will be remembered fondly by all who knew her.

Jean Bernardini Rotondo LaRosa, age 83, passed away Tuesday at her home. She was born in Syracuse and worked as a legal secretary and assistant to her husband Andrew with Rotondo Trucking. She was predeceased by her first hus-band, Andrew Rotondo, in 1974, her second husband, Ralph LaRosa, in 1978, and her son, Joseph Rotondo, in 2004. Jean is survived by three sons, John Rotondo of New Jersey, Andrew Rotondo of San Francisco, Mark (Christina) Rotondo of Camillus, NY; six grandchildren; two brothers, Angelo (Elsie) Bernardini of E. Syracuse, Nicholas (Ann) Bernardini of Liverpool; and one sister, Lucy (Dennis) Patota of Syracuse. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Pirro & Sons Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. in St. Daniel's Church. Burial will be in the family mausoleum at Assumption Cemetery.

Monday, June 06, 2005

2005 Giro d'Italia Bike Race

Ok, so they don't ride through Sonnino. But they come close, and I love biking! Enjoy the 2005 pictures.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Minister tells Italy to consider axing Euro

Is is a link to a story about an Italian minister who thinks Italy should go back to the Lira.

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Minister tells Italy to consider axing Euro