For more information about this site including all the different elements and features please visit the About page. If you’ve been here before then the latest updates are below.
Carol Sellars searching for Solari and Rossi, please can you get in touch.
The email address I have for you no longer works… please can you get in touch as I may have some information for your research.
An entire new tree has been added for the Carpanini Myles Faircloth Wannell tree. This is a Welsh Italian family with strong connections to Bardi, Italy, South Wales and Toronto, Canada.
As with all my research, this tree is available online here. I has also been added to my Ancestry profile to aid linking.
Visit the site at 3vtv.co.uk/carinis-video or watch the video below.
The Cruise Liner
By reason of her exclusive pre-war employment as a cruising liner, the Arandora Star was probably one of the best-known ships in the world. Built by Cammell Laird of Birkenhead and completed in 1927 more or less as a sister ship to the Almeda , Andalucia, Avelona and Avila for the fast passenger and refrigerated cargo service to South America.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Arandora Star disaster and the unveiling of the Arandora Star Memorial in Wales at Cardiff’s Metropolitan Cathedral, BBC and ITV Wales News correspondents Nick Servini and Marie Claire Ceri Jones made personal reports on the tragedy and how it affected the Italian community in Wales.
Patron Saint: San Giovanni Battista (Saint John the Baptist)
The Comune of Bardi
Bardi sits between 600-800 meters high in the Apennine Mountains of North Italy. It is the second largest comune in the Province of Parma with an area of about 190 km², it is relatively sparsely populated and villages are spread out.
Regione: (region) Italy is split into 20 regions: Abruzzo, Aosta Valley, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Trentino-Alto Adige, Umbria, Veneto.
Provincia: (province) A subdivision of a region. The three main functions of provinces are local planning and zoning, provision of local police and fire services and transportation regulation (car registration, maintenance of local roads).
The first Italians to settle in Britian came in the 1820s and their numbers grew throughout the cities of England, Scotland and Wales. At the turn of the century many moved to smaller towns and villages, true pioneers, no Italians having been there before.
The industrial revolution that was sweeping Europe was at its peak in the mining valleys of South Wales.