The Night of the Archives: 4 June 2021 – Generations

On the occasion of the Archivissima Festival,the only festival dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of Italy’s archival heritage, which will take place from 4 to 9 June 2021, many state archives are taking part in the national event The Night of the Archives, dedicated this year to the theme #generazioni..

#generations in the ACS: Partisans and partisans in the Ricompart
The fund Ricompart – Office for the qualification recognition service and for the partisans’ rewards (1945-1996, 4.500 bb.) told by Gaetano Petraglia, State Archivist Officer.

participates with the video Generations: links in the documents of the State Archives of Alessandria, dedicated to the archival sources useful for genealogical research to discover our ancestors.

Family stories from the State Archives of Biella, Novara and Verbania
A virtual journey through family trees, coats of arms, portraits, photographs, memories to tell the stories of some representative families of the upper Piedmont area: the family papers preserved in the archival institutes of Biella, Novara and Verbania will be the leitmotif of a journey through the generations.

An Archive for all …generations!
A “walk” through the archival sources present in the Institute useful for carrying out genealogical research. An ideal tool to get to know people belonging to past generations and to deepen their life stories intertwined with the history of the territory where they lived and worked.

teresting initiatives linked to the theme of genealogical research:

Digitisation for family trees
Starting from the studies on the Este family tree by Laura Turchi, briefly revised for the event by Lorenza Iannacci and Annalisa Sabattini, there will be a detailed illustration of the Gigapixel digitisation work carried out by photographer Ghigo Roli on the family tree of the d’Este family (ducal branch) published between 1560 and 1564 by Girolamo Falletti.

Generations that do not meet
The cross-sectional research carried out by Margherita Lanzetta on various archival fonds, concerning the reconstruction of a personal history of the second half of the 19th century through almost unexplored sources, will be illustrated.

De cognominum origine. When and why surnames were born in the Italian tradition.
From L.A. Muratori’s Dissertation 42 to the documentary evidence in the sources of the State Archive of Modena and of the Municipal Historical Archive of Modena

Presentation of the didactic project developed by class 2C of the Liceo Muratori-San Carlo of Modena, coordinated by Prof. Marta Soli and the archivist Riccardo Pallotti. Two exceptional diplomas of Charlemagne and Matilda of Canossa, kept in the State Archives of Modena and the “Liber Magne Masse populi civitatis Mutine”, kept in the Municipal Historical Archive of Modena, were studied, which is also exceptional evidence of the crystallisation of surnames in the Modena area since the beginning of the 14th century. This will be followed by the presentation of the family tree of a student from class 2C, based on information obtained from the Ancestry Portal, and the family tree of Lodovico Antonio Muratori. In conclusion, the 10 most common surnames in Italy, in Emilia and in Modena will be illustrated.

From the Apennines to the Andes: genealogy and events in the family of the Counts Sabbatini of Modena
Starting from the documents kept in the private Sabbatini archive, the research carried out by Tiziana Maria Osio to reconstruct the family tree will be illustrated.
From Fanano, in the Modena Apennines, and before that from Bologna, to Latin America, not exactly in the Andes but in the heart of the Amazon forest, or rather in the rubber plantations at the end of the 19th century on the border with Bolivia and Paraguay, at the height of the rubber trade boom, to end up in the Amazonas theatre in Manaus, at the time of Caruso and Beniamino Gigli.

Archives Portal Europe
the portal that aggregates European archival heritage, is participating with a presentation of genealogy-related material on the portal and in its archives network.
Archives Portal Europe and Genealogy in European Archives