Presented by genealogist Lynn Serafinn, FILO’ FRIDAY is a series of weekly video podcasts on the rich history, culture and genealogy of the people of Trentino in present-day northern Italy.
‘Filo’ is a traditional practice of storytelling in rural Trentino. It was done in the evenings, between dinner and bedtime. The storytellers were often the heads of the households. Its purpose was to bring families together, preserve oral family history, share local legends and fables, and provide entertainment. The word is derived from the verb for ‘spinning’ because this was traditionally the time when women would spin various yarns for cloth. But it also has a double meaning in that the storyteller was spinning a tale.
The Comini of Val di Sole: Ancestry, Nobility, and Challenges of Research
RELATED ARTICLE: https://trentinogenealogy.com/2021/10/comini-sole-ancestry-nobility . 5-minute video overview about article 'The Comini of Val di Sole: Ancestry, Nobility, and Challenges of Research'. In this article, I present theories and evidence on the origins of the Comini of Val di Sole, and share some fascinating tales of family of the noble Comini de Sonnenberg, including a MURDER mystery from 1799. From genealogist Lynn Serafinn of Trentino Genealogy dot com.
Filo' Friday Trentino Genealogy Podcast (5 Feb 2021). Ancient Families of Caldes
In Val di Sole, just on the border with Val di Non, is the ancient parish of Caldes. Called 'a noble community' by author Alberto Mosca, many of its families are well documented back to the medieval era. But Caldes also has a true 'genealogical treasure' in its parish registry: a collection of family trees of the ancient families of Caldes made by Father Tommaso Bottea in the 19th century. In this podcast, we will look at these Caldes trees: what families they cover, what the trees contain (and what they don't), how they are organised, and how to use them in your research. We'll then explore some of the surnames of the most ancient families of Caldes, including their historical, linguistic and sometimes geographical origins, as well as the titles of nobility conferred on some of these families.
A genealogical tour of the parish of Revò in Val di Non in northern Trentino, and its ‘satellite’ parishes of Cagnò, Romallo, Tregiovo and Rumo. Lynn will give you a broad overview of how the parish has evolved over the centuries, what kinds of records are available for research, and where you might experience gaps in those records. We’ll also look at some of the common historic surnames associated with each place of these places, and tips for your genealogy research.
Cloz is a small parish in the northern edge of Val di Non of Trentino. This podcast is a supplement to an article published on this website called 'Cloz in Val di Non: History, Parish Records, Local Surnames'. In the podcast, I discuss four research ideas and tips, with specific examples from my research in the parish of Cloz:
1. How History Affects the Surviving Records
2. Using Clues in the Records You DO Have
3. Get to Know Your Ancestral ‘Neighbours’
4. Don’t Ignore Records that Don’t HAVE Surnames!
Filo’ Friday - Trentino Genealogy Podcast (7 Aug 2020). ‘Families Who Really Got Around!’
Many of our Trentino ancestors tended to stay in one place, sometimes for many centuries. But SOME Trentino families really 'got around'! Long before the age of mass immigration in the 19th century, certain families migrated to many different places within the province. In this podcast, we'll explore the migration of 4 Trentino families, who all have a connection with a village called Fiavé in Val Giudicarie. But the thing is...NONE of them were actually FROM Fiavé. Which families will I discuss? Well, you'll just have to tune in to find out.
Ancestry, family trees, research, translations, genealogy advice for those with ancestors from the province of Trento, Italy (formerly Tyrol, Austria)
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