I’m excited to finally launch a Facebook group dedicated to sharing the heritage of our Canischio families. You can find us at CanischioConnections. Take a moment to join our family there to find living cousins and friends and share in our discoveries.

On Facebook I shared about my third great grandparents who immigrated to the United States and settled in Indiana. Here I’ll share my about my fourth great-grandparents who spent their entire lives in Canischio. Their names were Domenico Maria Vincenzo Gioannini & Angela Ferrero. I currently have no pictures of them, but thanks to the Civil Records I’ve indexed here on this site, I do have a copy of my grandfather’s signature.

Domenico Giovanini's Signature
My fourth great grandfather’s signature on the death record of his grandfather

(If anyone has actual pictures of them I would really love it if you were willing to share.)

We’re working hard to grow our community. I’m a firm believer that collaborative research helps us all. Research gets increasingly accurate as we work together to uncover our past. The larger our group gets the better we all do in finding our families and celebrating our heritage. Please join and share and pass the word along to others in your family and research circles.

On on the Facebook page you’ll also be able to get help from the group translating Italian documents and deciphering handwriting.

You may also notice that we’ve added social network sharing buttons to our posts. I have a grandma who always announced, “We share in our family!” just as she took a huge gulp of your drink or bite of your dessert. Her grandkids remember that a lot more fondly now that she’s passed on. But we love that sentiment with regard to our family history discoveries. We definitely want you sharing on your networks the information and discoveries you find here. So don’t forget, “We share in our family!”

2 thoughts on “Going Social in Canischio, Italy

  1. Happy to find your web site!

    I am also researching my families from the Canavese, specifically from comunes Prascorsano, San Colombano Belmonte and frazione Cresto, and Sale (Canischio)–all in the alto montana; and from Busano in the valley below.

    As you probably know, many, if not most, of the early immigrants (1870s-1890s) from our part of the Canavese left their homes in the high mountains to travel to the Braidwood, Illinois area where they obtained work in the coal mines, facilitated by patrons Stefano Falletti who was an agent for the White Star shipping line, and Pietro Rossi who was a representative of the Italian government.

    Some of our immigrant ancestors stayed in the Braidwood area. Others moved on, mostly moving west, although some of the early families or their descendants did go to Clinton, Indiana; Iron Mountain, Michigan; and Vineland, New Jersey.

    I have traced many of my family members, who in large numbers moved to Bureau, Macoupin, and Franklin Counties in Illinois, and to NE (Adair Co) and SW (Barton Co) Missouri; to Crawford Co, Kansas; Indian Territory (Oklahoma statehood in 1907); Texas; Madrid and Gallup, New Mexico; even to Cochise Co, Arizona where I live, and I have even located two of my great grandfather cousins buried in a Bisbee cemetery (1917/1934)!

    I am on Ancestry, username Nussloch89. I hope you will contact me.

  2. This is my second post this evening.

    I looked at the transcriptions you had added to the site and found many names that are in my family tree (surnames Zerboglio, Cima, Cinotto, Braida, Bergera, Buffo, Bruno, Ginardo…to name just a few!)

    Thank you for posting the birth of my 2x great uncle, Amedeo Michele Vacca. Mike is my great grandmother’s oldest brother. He was actually born at Sale (Canischio). Sale is/was a frazione of Canischio, but is physically closer to San Colombano Belmonte where Mike’s father, Giacomo Vacca was born and raised.

    Carol Pieper
    Nussloch89 at Ancestry.com

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