Month: October 2016

Time to Shop for Christmas

The Genetti Family Tree

The Genetti Family Tree

Hey Genetti cousins – if you’re looking for special Christmas gifts for the family this year, we have a number of great suggestions.

First, let me tell you that our fine art publisher, RedBubble, is having another private sale just for the Genetti Family. Want to give an original Genetti family tree to your children or how about a beautiful heritage print of our Coat-of-Arms? Now is the time to make this purchase! Starting today and running until midnight, Tuesday – November 1st, RedBubble will take 20% off of your entire order! That’s a whole lot of savings! If you purchase a large poster print (44″x33″) of the Genetti Family Tree, the regular price is $34.98. With your family discount, it costs only $27.98 if purchased by this Tuesday! To receive your discount, at check-out use your private coupon code: draw-GenettiFamily.

Click here to shop for Genetti Family Tree Prints!


Framed prints of homestead Fresco and carved Genetti coat-of-arms.

Special Note to buyers: As specified on our Shop page and in the artist notes for this product: we highly recommend that you purchase family tree prints only in extra-large print sizes or large poster sizes. There are over 200 ancestor names on this tree and you may not be able to read the text if printed smaller than 24″ x 18″. Please scroll down the shop page (click here) to find all print products offered for the Genetti Family Tree. Use the drop-down arrow on each item to select size (all prints are available in small sizes – unfortunately I cannot disable these sizes – so it is up to you to select a larger size appropriate for this detailed print).

This sale also extends to our other fine art prints of the Genetti Coat-of-Arms and the beautiful fresco pictured on the Genetti homestead located in Castelfondo, Italy.

Click here to shop Genetti Fine Art Prints – and make sure you use your private coupon code (draw-GenettiFamily) at check-out to receive 20% off – offer expires: Tuesday, Nov. 1, at midnight!


Junkyard Glass bowl by Gary Genetti

Next on our Christmas wish list is a beautiful bowl, created by master glass artist Gary Genetti. Gary’s exquisite hand-blown art glass creations may be out of reach for many, but did you know that he has a very affordable option to his gallery pieces? “Junkyard Glass” is a unique line that turns trash into treasure!

Here is the product description for Junkyard Glass: “This upcycled glass bowl represents a story both personal and of broad cultural/environmental impact. Born in the junkyard, the original idea was a healing activity for my family and I. It has found an appeal not only as a friendly product but as a metaphor for resilience and healing trauma through creativity. It is a combination of beauty, practicality and environmental sensitivity that reminds us of a new attitude toward consumption, making and sustainability.” Beginning November 1st and running until November 8th, Junkyard Glass will be part of Amazon Launchpad Startup Week (click here to read more). If you are an Amazon Prime Member, receive a 20% discount and free shipping on all Junkyard Glass purchases during Nov. 1st-8th. To purchase a Junkyard Glass bowl at, click here!

Also – checkout Gary’s website at: FYI – I purchased a Junkyard Glass bowl during Gary’s Kickstarter campaign several years ago. Absolutely love my bowl for its usefulness, durability and beauty. Thanks Gary!

See a video of how Junkyard Glass bowls are made: click here to watch. (You may remember that Gary’s spectacular art glass piece, donated by Jeanne Genetti Murphy, was one of the highlights of our recent family reunion.) 


Genetti Ancestors

And finally, would you like to give a piece of Genetti history to your children or grandchildren? Now you can! Our evening presentation, “The Genetti Family of Castelfondo: Our Journey to America”, will soon be available as a professionally edited DVD. If you missed the reunion or would like a unique Christmas gift, this DVD is the perfect solution! Bill Genetti is currently taking orders, but hurry because quantities are limited.

Please send a check for $15 (includes shipping) addressed to: William Genetti, 1345 N. Church St., Hazle Township, PA 18202. Have questions, contact Bill at:

I hope this blog post has your creative juices flowing! Why give socks or a tie, when you can give a token of your family heritage! Plus remember to visit our online Genetti Family Shop for unique glassware, T-shirts, books on the Tyrolean culture and other cool stuff! Ho, ho, ho – Christmas is just around the corner!

Click here to visit the Genetti Family Shop.

Updates to our Tree


Mary Louise Recla (daughter of Erminia Genetti and Emanuel Recla) with husband Harry Pettis – early 1920’s.

Thank you to all of the cousins who have provided new information for our family tree. Your help has been invaluable in growing our Genetti Archive.

As a family genealogist, I research our deceased ancestors who usually leave a pretty good paper trail for us to follow. But it’s much more difficult gathering info on living family members and keeping our tree up-to-date. I rely on all of you to send me names, birth dates, marriages, spouses and children of current generations.

During the past two weeks, I have completed three branches of the Genetti family tree. First is the family of Mary Pettis Russell. Mary is the great-granddaughter of Erminia Genetti and Emanuel Recla, who settled in Spokane, Washington, and the granddaughter of Mary Recla and Harry Pettis. We met Mary’s sister, Linda and her daughter at our recent family reunion. With Mary’s info, ten new family members have been added to the Genetti/Recla/Pettis branch.



William Vigilio Genetti (1852-1932)

Our second family are descendants of Virgil Genetti and his second wife, Margaret Mueller, from the Illinois clan. Tom Genetti and his sisters, Genelle and Sharon, are the children of Virgil’s youngest child Vernon. With their help, we have added twenty-one new descendants to the Illinois Genetti branch.

Our third family line is that of Jeanne Genetti Murphy. Jeanne’s parents Faustino Genetti and Matilda Turri immigrated to Pennsylvania. Jeanne is ninety-two years old and a first generation American. I was able to research and add many new ancestors from Jeanne’s father’s generation in Castelfondo, as well as American cousins and the family’s current generation. This update gave us twenty-nine additional family members on our tree.




Jeanne Genetti Murphy – 1940’s.

All total, sixty new Genetti descendants are now a part of our offline and online family trees!

You can access the online Genetti Family tree at: (For privacy reasons, personal information for living family members is hidden on this tree.) This page is a great place to start your own genealogy research on our extensive family.

Our offline tree contains all information (such as birth dates and places, spouses, children, etc) on living and diseased descendants. This data base forms the basis of our Genetti Archive. I am happy to provide a 5-generation Descendant Report free of charge to any family member for a specific branch of their family. Simply send me a request through our Contact page and I will email you the report. (Note: Descendant Reports are NOT available to anyone outside of the family. If I have a question about the authenticity of a request, I will not issue the report.)

We still have many branches of our tree to update – both from the United States and Italy. So if your immediate family is missing from our tree, take a few minutes and email me. If you can provide me with information on your living family, I will do my best to research your ancestral line. Together we can grow the Genetti Family tree one twig at a time!


Reunion Photos and more!

Reunion 2016

Reunion 2016 – please click for a larger view

Thank you to all who made the journey last week to Hazleton! We had a packed house with a total of 152 attendees at the Saturday evening banquet. I hope you had as much fun as I did – meeting new cousins and sharing stories with lots of hugs to go around. I will certainly remember this reunion with fond memories.

Make sure you visit the Reunion page on our website: It has been updated with photos from our family weekend. Want to share your own reunion pics? Please email photos with captions to: Let’s share our reunion with cousins throughout the world by adding lots of fun candid photographs to this page. Our special thanks to Patricia Genetti (who did all of our table photos), Diane Genetti (who organized our group photo) and Valeria Genetti Bozek (who photographed candid pics of the Saturday presentations). Your contributions allowed us to have photographs online by Saturday evening!

Thanks to Patricia Genetti, we now have a Facebook public group page where our reunion photos were quickly posted. If you are a member of Facebook, click here to go to the “Genetti Family” public group page – and join! As of today, the page has 92 members.

If you missed our Saturday evening program, “The Genetti Family of Castelfondo: Our Journey to America” we have good news! Bill Genetti had the presentation professionally videotaped and it will soon be produced for sale as a DVD. This presentation will make a fantastic Christmas gift for family members or a historic memento to pass down to future generations.

To order, please send a check for $15 (includes shipping) to:

Bill Genetti (address your check to Bill Genetti)
1345 N. Church St.
Hazle Township, PA 18202

Due to the cost, only a limited number of DVDs are being produced. So don’t delay, order your reunion presentation DVD today!

Genetti Family Tree

Family Tree

And one final note, if you are interested in purchasing a Genetti Family Tree Print, a print of our Coat-of-Arms or a beautiful printed chiffon scarf (one of our many reunion door prizes) you’re in luck. The company that provides our fine art prints (Redbubble) is offering us a one day sale of 20% off on all items through the Redbubble store. This offer is for the Genetti family only (not for the general public)! Hurry – the offer is only valid on Monday, October 17th!!!

Please use the unique coupon code of:
twentyoff-GenettiFamily when checking out. You must place your order by midnight, October 17th to receive the 20% discount.

Here is the Redbubble link to our family page where you will find all of our fine art print products:

You can also find Redbubble Fine Art prints at:
Genetti Family Shop page:

Once again, many thanks to everyone who attended and participated in Reunion weekend!

A New Leaf on the Family Tree!

TreeSmallOur congratulations to Michael and Bridgid Genetti of St. Louis! On September 29th they welcomed into the world their first child, Gino Joseph Genetti. Michael is the son of Tom and Nancy Genetti, the grandson of Vernon Genetti and the great-grandson of (William) Viglio Genetti of Castelfondo, Tyrol.

Michael’s great-grandfather came to America in the 1880’s, settling in Illinois. There are many descendants of Vigilio – therefore a whole lot of Genetti cousins from this branch of the family!

Our best wishes to little Gino, the newest leaf on our family tree!

To read more about (William) Viglio Genetti, click here.