I was so happy to be asked by the Italian Genealogical Group to give a talk at their May meeting, yesterday morning. Although I have been an IGG member for many years, I had only previously attended one meeting – so it was nice to revisit their home at the Bethpage Public Library and give a brand-new talk: “One-Name (Surname) Studies for Italian Genealogy”.
A One-Name Study is in-depth research on all occurrences of a single surname. In 2013 I registered the surname Cuono with the Guild of One-Name Studies, and I’ve been pursuing research ever since. Though there are fewer than 10 Italian surnames registered with the Guild at the current time, I believe that Italian genealogy and one-name studies are a perfect fit, and was excited to premiere this talk to a capacity audience of fellow Italian genealogists.