Looking back on 2015, it has been an amazing year of exploration into our shared genealogy! So many new discoveries, so many new cousins! I feel truly grateful to everyone who has supported our family website/blog. Thank you for your contributions in the form of research, photographs, emails and encouragement (and yes – sometimes even monetarily). Your support has helped grow our website into an amazing resource for Tyrolean families throughout the world. Mille grazie!
At the end of each year, WordPress (the hosting company for our website/blog) compiles an Annual Report with stats on how we did during the past twelve months. Here are a few details from 2015:
- Our blog was viewed about 9,400 times in 2015.
- 89 new photographs were uploaded in 2015 (about 2 photos per week).
- On our busiest day, August 27th, we had 140 views of the website.
- We’ve had visitors from 86 countries!
- Most visitors came from: The United States, Italy and Brazil.
As we bid farewell to 2015, here are a few words from our ancestors in the form of Tyrolean proverbs (courtesy of Filo Magazine: A Journal for Tyrolean Americans):
Dialect: Chi che vol ben viver, l’toghe i mondo come l’ven.
English: He who wishes to live well, should take life day-by-day.
Dialect: Chi è stret di man, l’è stret di cor.
English: He who is tight with his hand is tight with his heart.
Dialect (Val di Non): Col tem e la paia s’è Madura achja I nespoli.
English: With the passage of time and with patience, all things mature.
Buon anno a tutti!
My sisters and I truly love your blog. The time and effort it takes, I can only imagine. The information we have learned about our family is priceless. Thank you for giving all of us a most enjoyable 2015 with your hard work.
Proud to be your cousin: Tom Genetti-St Louis Mo. USA
Thank you Tom. Your kinds words are much appreciated! Hello to all of the Genetti clan in Missouri and Illinois.