Posts Tagged ‘family heritage’

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Craigorio Does Italia

It was just about family when Craig Cisero made his way to Italy on a six month pilgrimage. Little did he know what would really transpire… From harvesting grapes to teaching English, Craigorio Does Italia tells Craig’s tale of tracing his roots and finding much more along the way. (The story isn’t over yet.)

Digging for Family Roots in Uzbekistan

When his family had been deported from their homes in eastern Poland in 1940, my dad was only 9 years old. He saw his father for the last time in his home village of Niechniewicze (now in Belarus) when he had been taken into custody by Soviet forces and transported to Siberia. Only recently my dad, who is in his late seventies, learned through military archives that his father had succumbed to typhoid in 1942 and had been buried in the military cemetery of Kermine, now renamed Navoi in central Uzbekistan. Having read so much about the Silk Road and seen the incredible images of Samarkand and Bukhara, the chance to travel to these fabled cities and investigate some of my heritage was too good to pass by.

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