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My father has traced his genealogy back from a small Sicilian town called Calatafimi  in Western Sicily, near the Greek temple of Segesta.  It is a town with a rich history for its size.  Besides being near the famous temple which dates from the 4th century B.C., it was the site of the first battle that Garibaldi and the Thousand had in the unification of Italy in 1860.  Below is a beautiful panorama of the town.  Click on the image below for more information about Calatafimi.

In May and June of 1998, my family and I returned to Calatafimi and visited the ancestral home.  We walked the streets of the old town, visited the Mother Church, where all our ancestors were baptized, married and had their funeral masses, visited the castle which dated from 800 AD and had a great visit with our cousins from the town.   Click here for pictures and text of that trip...... Click Here

In February of 1999, my brother, nephew, and sister wanted to visit the ancestral homeland as well.  I decided to accompany them and be their guide and interpreter.  I visited some of the places I visited the previous June with my family, but also visited my mother's ancestral home of Santa Margherita di Belice and spent more time in Calatafimi.  Click here for pictures and text of that trip..... Click Here