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Gionti family

Stella Cilento is a town in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Stella has been home to the Lippi family for about nine generations.

While there are many blanks in the history of the family, the one that most interests me has to do with my paternal great grandfather, Giuseppe […]

Stella Cilento, Campania, Italy 1875

It took many years and finally the hiring of an excellent Italy-based genealogist before many inconsistencies about my grandfather’s parentage and family could be resolved. And here’s the skinny.

Federico Luigi Stamislao Lippi was born in 1875 to Caterina Gionti, who was not married. In 1878, she gave birth to Luigi Alfonso, still unmarried. Then, […]

Rosina Russo

Rosina Russo Lippi 1882-1955

I was born just about six months after my grandmother‘s death, and thus my name. My curiosity about her starts with that fact. When I was old enough to ask questions, I realized quite quickly that something was — not wrong, but off. Primarily because every aunt, uncle and older […]