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Eureka! | Image of Antonio Franchini, 19th Century Opera Singer

The most amazing thing about the internet is to watch the constant growth of information coming online – and most family historians know that it can really pay off to go back every once and awhile and redo your initial … Continue reading

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Giovanni Franchini’s Military Career (Pt.5)

My husband has a photograph of his grandfather Giovanni Franchini in his Alpino uniform and after enlarging it he realized that his grandfather was wearing a medal. It’s a sepia image but my husband says “it appears to be a … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day | “La Giornata del Ricordo”

L’undici Novembre qui (in Canada) é conosciuto come La Giornata del Ricordo (Rememberance day) quando si onorano i caduti ed i reduci di tutte le guerre. Io vorrei ricordare due persone. Il primo é il mio povero nonno Giovanni Franchini … Continue reading

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Tutto Franchini – A New Italian Family History Blog

Welcome to my latest history blog – Tutto Franchini! – which is dedicated to my husband’s paternal lineage and to everything that concerns the Franchini surname and Franchinis in history. My husband Guglielmo (Bill) Franchini and our children descend from … Continue reading

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Antonio Franchini, 19th Century Italian Tenor

According to family lore, my husband’s great grandfather Antonio Franchini was an opera singer who went on tour in South America – and in particular, in Argentina. We’ve been looking into this and found the following information below from  the  … Continue reading

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