The Genetti Family Genealogy Project makes history personal. It allows you to experience life through the stories of our ancestors.

Come along with me as we:

  • Research family genealogy from the middle ages through present day
  • Share the culture and history of Tyrol
  • Connect family members throughout the world using social networking and shared stories
  • Offer resources for genealogy research, travel, culture, history and Tyrolean networking
  • Create an ever-evolving website based on reader knowledge and contributions

About the Webmaster:

Louise Genetti Roach is the great-granddaughter of Cosma Damiano Genetti, Oliva Zambotti, Giovanni Battista Marchetti and Catterina Lucia Fellin. All were immigrants from the Val di Non region of  the former Austrian Tyrol. Louise’s “bis nonni” (great-grandfathers), were from the little village of Castelfondo and among the first Tyroleans to immigrate to the United States in the 1870’s.

Louise Genetti Roach with friends, Andrea Cologna and Marco Romano, in front of Casa Genetti, Castelfondo, 2011.

Inspired by the genealogy-based television show “Who Do You Think You Are”, Louise began researching her family ancestry in 2010. Using online resources, conversations with family members, family trees, visits to the Val di Non and microfilm copies of records dating back to the mid-1500’s, she has collected a vast anthology of Genetti genealogy. This website and the ever-growing reconstructed family tree is the culmination of her research. Through website updates and ongoing blog posts, Louise shares her passion of family history and Tyrolean cultural with the goal of connecting Genetti descendants throughout the world.

  3 comments for “About

  1. Linda Genetti Applonie
    December 30, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Hi Louise, I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas. For Christmas I gave my four sisters the Genetti Crest that is inside the glass cube they loved it. Thanks so much for all you do. One of my sisters asked me if I know the meaning behind all the symbols on the crest and I don’t know. I was wondering if you know and could share that information. Again thanks Linda Genetti Applonie

    December 13, 2020 at 4:05 am

    Bonjour Louise?

    je porte le nom GENETTI et mes origines paternelles sont dans les Alpes Italiennes du Nord ouest dans le Piémont, la province de Sondrio et le petit village de Villa di Tirano.
    mon grand père se nommait Stéfano GENETTI et il s’est marié avec Catherine GENETTI qui portait ce nom mais n’avait aucun lien de parenté proche.
    Avez vous infos, des liens sur une éventuelle branche dans cette région ?
    Merci par avance pour votre réponse.

    • L.Roach
      December 13, 2020 at 1:40 pm

      Bonjour – thank you for your comment. I am sorry but I don’t know of any Genetti family from the province of Sondrio. Our Genetti family line began in 1265 in the village of Castelfondo located in the Val di Non, Trentino. There are at least six different Genetti family lines that I know of, most separated into their individual families prior to the mid-1500’s (the time when official birth, marriage and death records began). Perhaps your ancestors are from one of these linages and emigrated to the Lombardia region. One Genetti family line moved to Fondo, Val di Non, another to Dambel, Val di Non and another to Sarnonico, Val di Non. My own family line remained in Castelfondo. Unfortunately I know of no Genetti family line that originated outside of Trentino.

      I did a quick search in https://familysearch.org and found a few records for a Genetti family in Villa di Tirano, Brescia, Italy. But the earliest baptismal record was for a Bernardo Genetti born in 1841, father: Giovanni Genetti, mother: Margherita Bertola. According to the records, this couple had two more children. Since there were no other records in the village for the Genetti family prior to this date, Giovanni and Margherita may have emigrated to Villa di Tirano and been the first couple from this line to settle in the village. I also did a search in marriage records from Castelfondo for this time period (1835-1841) but found nothing for Giovanni Genetti and Margherita Bertola. My guess would be that Giovanni was from another branch other than my line of the Genetti family. He and Margherita are most likely related to your family and they probably moved from the Val di Non to Villa di Tirano sometime around 1840.

      I’m sorry I could not be of more help to you. Best of luck, Louise Genetti Roach

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