We would like to extend our sympathies to the family of Vernon and Geraldine Genetti on the passing of their mother, July 15, 2020 at the age of 98.
Geraldine (Fernandez) Genetti, married Vernon Genetti in 1942 in Collinsville, Illinois. Vernon (1918-1999) was the youngest child of Vigilio Genetti (1852-1932) and Margaretha Mueller (1882-1956).
Vernon was a first-generation American and the youngest of nine children fathered by Vigilio Genetti. He was part of a large extended family who had immigrated from Castelfondo, Trentino, Austria during the latter part of the 19th century. The Illinois branch of the Genetti family settled in Collinsville and St. Louis.
Vernon and Geraldine made their home in Fairmont City, IL where they raised their family. Geraldine was active in several organizations and was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan. She is survived by her three children, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Geraldine’s full obituary has been added to our Tributes and Obituaries page. You can find it here: https://genettifamily.com/geraldine-fernandez-genetti/
With our deepest sympathy to Genelle, Sharon and Thomas, along with their spouses, children and grandchildren, on the passing of their mother.
During these lazy, hot summer days adhering to quarantine regulations, it’s the perfect time for a good book and a tall glass of ice tea sitting in the shade of the patio. During the past four months of isolation I have devoured dozens of books, enjoying the solitude to partake of my favorite pastime of reading.
For your reading pleasure, I have just updated our Genetti Family Bookstore with many new titles about Tyrolean culture, genealogy sleuthing, DNA research and loads of great genealogy mystery fiction.
Our bookstore has been curated specifically for those interested in Trentini ancestry and genealogical exploration. At last count, we had 81 titles listed (of which, many I have personally read)!
Come on by and browse our online shelves. I guarantee you’ll find something to tickle your imagination, whether it be fiction, true-life stories or help with your ancestral research.
For the past year I have also been working on several NPE cases (non-parental events) or in other terms, adoptees in search of their birth families. So my reading selections have steered in this direction, self-educating myself in the best way to help those with unknown parentage. By the way, all of the NPE cases I am currently involved with are my DNA cousins from various ancestral lines. Many of these books about genetic genealogy have been included in our family bookstore.
I wish all of my cousins a safe and healthy summer!
To visit the Genetti Family Bookstore, click here!