Tutto Franchini – Our Italian Family History Blog


Welcome to my history blog – Tutto Franchini! – which is dedicated to my husband’s  lineage and to everything that concerns the Franchini surname and Franchinis in history. My husband Guglielmo (Bill) Franchini and our children are believed to descend from the Lucca  branch of Franchinis, and have ties to Bologna and Modena. You will see three types of information on Tutto Franchini: 1.  The genealogy and family history of Our Franchini family 2. Extracts from Canadian records that pertain to Franchinis 3. Franchinis  around the world and throughout history. Evelyn Yvonne Theriault (Montreal, Quebec)

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3 Responses to Tutto Franchini – Our Italian Family History Blog

  1. Bill Franchini says:

    Thank you Evelyn for posting nonno Giannetto’s picture. One small correction from information I received from other sources. My grandfather was not really in the Alpini but rather, a corps affiliated with the Alpini, hence the Tyrolean hat featured in another photograph (I’ll scan it as soon as possible) An Italian military historian recognized the badge on the hat as belonging to the the equivalent of the Service Corps cahrged with runnig supplies to the front (with mules!). During WW1 the cavalry was almost totally disbanded because all the fighting was at high altitude in the Alps, and, since mules look a lot like horses (at least in the view of some bureaucrat in Rome) most of them were transferred to this corps.

  2. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill 😉
    Author of “Back to the Homeplace”
    and “13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories”

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