Lo Schiavo Genealogica – A Business Trip

Lo Schiavo Genealogica team member, Corey Oiesen, and I recently returned from a successful business trip to Italy! We were amazingly busy. The list below is just a few of the things that we accomplished during our time there:

  • We interviewed Angelo Balduzzi, an artist from Clusone, Italy, for our new YouTube channel, Italy Revealed, a channel which will launch soon. Be on lookout for the announcement!
  • We met a real-life hermit! Really!
  • We researched a client’s Italian ancestors in the town of Idro in the Brescia province, taking their family back to the 17th and 18th century centuries.
  • We participated in an ancient ceremony celebrating the coming of spring in Ardesio, Italy, which will be featured on our YouTube channel.
  • We helped a citizenship client move into his new Italian apartment, file his residency papers and worked with the town hall to submit the preliminary citizenship paperwork they required.
  • We participated in a rally for a mayoral candidate in Clusone, Italy, during which we walked from piazza to piazza learning about local history.
  • We worked with Italian town officials to follow up on a client’s onsite citizenship application.
  • We were interviewed on a local television station and by a regional reporter for a news article.
  • We toured the Azienda Agricola Lurani Cernuschi, a winery in Almenno San Salvatore, Italy, where we interviewed the owner for our YouTube channel. We had a wonderful time visiting with the owner and his family.
  • We had a wonderful time with Italian historians brainstorming ideas for our YouTube channel!
  • We toured new accommodations, which will be used to house future onsite citizenship clients!

We are so grateful to our clients and enjoy helping them connect to and explore their ancestral country.  If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you in your own ancestral research, please contact me here! In the meantime, I am now offering a variety of on demand video sessions to learn more about what is involved in certain areas of research.  You can check them out here.

Warmly,
Melanie D. Holtz
Lo Schiavo Genealogica