Every research job shows new challenges: unknown archives to visit, mysterious families to discover, brand new problems to face.
Every customer pushes me a step forward, allowing me to do new experiences.
But among these, ROBERT SORRENTINO (at Italian Genealogy) is the one who really drives me to do frightening things such as… making a video and post it on YouTube!
If it weren’t for him, you would never hear me speaking and probably never see my face: I am too shy for this sort of things! But Robert was wonderful at guiding me through this unexplored territory made of videos and podcasts, so… THANK YOU ROBERT!
I would never have the courage to do it on my own!
The job he had asked me was the analysis of the will (dated 1760) of an important member of Robert’s aristocratic family: his 6th great uncle Gaspare De Riso.
It was a very interesting document with an enormous amount of info about the family members and their wealth, who allowed Robert to get as deep as knowing the ancestor’s psychology and thoughts.
His was – of course – a lucky situation which is more often to be found among noble people, but if your ancestors were farmers or smiths or even foundlings, do not despair! Perhaps, somewhere there’s a document that tells a lot about them the same. Finding it, it’s just a question of patience… and luck!
If you want to watch our Zoom chat and to learn more about the De Riso will and Robert’s aristocrat family, click on the following links.
Do not forget to check Robert’s blog https://www.italiangenealogy.blog/ with many interesting podcasts and contents.
And if you have an amazing story to tell about your family, get in touch with Robert: he will be happy to drive you to the world of podcasts as he did for me!
Have a nice watch!
Listen to the podcast on Buzzsprout at:
Watch the video on YouTube at:
Check Robert Sorrentino’s blog
Try Rumble ( it’s like YouTube if you have not heard of it )