Month: May 2020

Celebrating Memorial Day

Rudy Genetti
Korea: 1951-1953
Aerial Photographer

As a tribute to the Genetti descendants who have served in the United States military, I have created a permanent page in the Gallery section of our website.

Visit our new page here: Military.

Thank you to all who have given so much to defend and protect our country. We honor you on this Memorial Day 2020.





Special request: If you know of other Genetti descendants that should be added to this list, please send me a message through our Contact page. Photos of our military ancestors are also welcome!

Trentini Culture Links

Village well in Castelfondo

I have just updated our “Collezione” page with more “things to do when you are stuck inside”, adding two new sections: Trentini Culture and Regional Trentini Communities in the United States.

With social distancing still in place and most of us staying put and out of harms way, we have time to indulge in a little online exploration.

I’ve found many interesting links, programs and tours about Trentino Culture and a few specifically about Castelfondo. My husband and I have enjoyed tuning into YouTube and viewing places we have visited in the Val di Non. Or watching a cooking show of Trentini dishes (I even recognizing the sausage my grandfather use to make – “luganega”). Maybe you would like to listen to an archive of songs by native speakers or take a virtual tour of Castelfondo. Yes, I have all of these links and more in the Trentini Culture section of Collezione.

Plus I found four fun YouTube videos about Regional Trentini Communities: three from Hazleton, PA and one from Rock Springs, WY.

I’ll keep searching and adding more resources to this page, so visit often and see what’s new!

Go to Collezione!

New Reunion Photos

Reunion 1996 – click to view larger

Take a walk down memory lane with five new group photographs added to our Reunion photo gallery. Thank you to Conrad Reich, the grandson of Tillie Genetti and Peter Zambotti, for sharing these wonderful images from past family reunions. See all of our reunion memories under the “Gallery” section of the main menu. Just click on “Past Reunions” and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the newly added photos. Or click here!

FYI – Conrad sent along two group photos that contained no date (see last two images on page). If anyone can identify the year in which those reunions took place, please send me a note through our Contact page and I will make the update.

Do you have photos from previous family reunions? I would especially like to publish candid photos of our cousins as they mingle or table photos. I know there are several years missing such as the reunion when our Italian cousins visited Hazleton (not sure of this date). How about Reunions 2010 and 2012? Let me know if you have special memories from these years so we can share them with all family descendants.

Once again, many thanks to Conrad Reich for his contribution to our website! Grazie mille!