This site was born as a result of Vicki Salvoni Kent (on the far left) going out to one of those genealogy web sites and sending out a cry for help. Two years later, Vigilio Salvoni (gentleman on left in the right photo) sent me a note asking who I was.

Since then, Vigilio and Elisabetta have been emailing me almost daily with pieces of the Salvoni puzzle, and Elisabetta is supportive and wonderful. We have certainly had a lot of fun over the past years!

Each of you hold at least one of the puzzle pieces. Vigilio and Elisabetta are co-contributors to this site, providing help with Italian translations, the ancient family history and heraldry.

This isn’t for profit. This is more than simply fun. This is a chance to get together and prove a family history that time swept under the carpet. Will you help? Share a story, share the names, and dates. Can you go to a church and look up a family event like birth, marriage, or death? Do you have a good idea for new features on this site? If you said yes to any of this, then please send me a message!

"First I will tell you a little about myself, then I will tell you what I know of my ancestry (not very much). I am 33, married and have 2 children, Jay (5) and Georgia (2). My wife cares for the elderly and less able and I am a Fire-fighter. We live in Shrewsbury, Shropshire not far from Birmingham, England.

My dad, Ray Lawrence Salvoni, was orphaned in 1944 when he was only a few months old. His dad, also Ray, was a rear gunner on a RAF Wellington bomber and was killed in action. He had been born in 1924.

My Great granddad was called Lawrence James Salvoni, and up until last year, that was as far back as we could trace. Then on the internet, I discovered a Lorenzo Salvoni born 1895 this was in fact Lawrence. He had changed his name before the 1st world war (during which he served with the Middlesex Regiment). Lorenzo's father was Lorenza the only information I have on him was that he was married the same year that his son was born 1895. (We now know that his great-grandmother was killed in a tragic horse and cart accident, leaving their children orphans in war-torn England.) This finally leads me to Antonio who was born in Italy 1845 and married in England in 1871 so obviously he came here between those dates.

That's as far back as I am able to go. I know of the Lucca connection and went there last October a beautiful walled town with an ancient Roman amphi-theatre, very peaceful with lots of character. I stayed in Pisa during this trip and the barman in the hotel was 72 his English was excellent. I told him of my quest to trace the Salvoni name he had never heard of it but rang the operator in Lucca who told him that there were only 2 listed in the area."

The other papers, in our own language, were notes and brief stories, although many in number, by the first son of Ericus Erici [i.e. the first son of the saved boy], about the life of his father and about his own. According to these writings, Ericus was raised by the monks. Because of the various events in the History of Italy and of Sweden, and due to his disinclination towards affairs of states, or arms, or military action, he grew up without any desire to reclaim what by blood would have been his birthright. Thus he had a long and peaceful life. From the monks he learned the art of cultivating the land, and skills in commerce. He was clever in administrating his own life: he soon had stewardship of the wealth of a rich merchant from a family who had been powerful in Iesi, and after the death of the merchant, he married his only daughter and heir. They had two sons and three daughters, and he came to be known as “Rico de’ monaci” [Rico of the monks] or “Rico Salvus”. Soon the “de’monaci” went into disuse, but Salvus remained, which means “He who survived” or “He who was saved”, because Rico alone escaped the tragedy which befell his whole family. Of his sons, the younger followed in his father’s footsteps increasing his fortune. One of his own sons is a renowned soldier aspiring to ancient glory. Rico’s older son felt a strong desire for arms and adventure, and while still young, left his family home to try his fortune in the brigade of Pandolfo Malatesta, a great ‘Condottiero” from a nearby city [Fano]. In some of these papers is the account of the many adventures which led Pandolfo to become the Lord of Brescia, but of these I took few notes. This Salvus served as colonel for the cavalry, and he organized the defense of the western boundaries of the Signoria of Brescia. There is hire a description of how he became so seriously ill that he almost died, and how, by divine grace, he was brought back to health, leaving forever the army life. With the help of Pandolfo and with money inherited from his father, he bought lands between the River Oglio and Chiare. He married a local girl and spent the greater part of his life managing his property and, making good use of the knowledge that his father had learned from the monks of San Bernardo, he cultivated his lands.

Find your ancestors in Los Angeles

Those who want to know more about themselves and their past must trace their family tree. If your parents or grandparents moved from a different city or country in Los Angeles, it will be quite challenging to find your ancestors. But there are numerous places where you can accomplish your goal. Explore these possibilities and you might be successful!

Search your family tree

You should start looking for your ancestors in Los Angeles Public Library. The department staff will give you a hand because there are more than 200,000 volumes in the history book collection. You might consider coming here accompanied by an appealing Los Angeles Escort who will help you find your family tree in the Genealogy Collection at Central Library. This collection includes more than 10 thousands family tree and perhaps your sweet companion will bring you luck.

Since you arrive in Los Angeles Public Library on 630 W. 5th Street in Los Angeles, you should take a look in the California Index. This online resource is accessed through the website of the Public Library and provides details about people, places and important events from these people’s lives. Search for wedding announcements, birth certificates, native American records and even old letters that might give you a hint on who you are and who are your ancestors.

Do not give up if any of these did not work. You can still have many chances to find your origins with one of the free genealogy websites. There are many websites that will allow you to search for free for your ancestry: Olive Tree, GeneaBios, Genealogy Today and WorldGen Web Project, among many others. If some of them do not include any fees, others will still offer you a free trial to search for your grand-grandparents.

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If some websites allow you to search for free, others will require a subscription if you want to have access to their documents. Yet once you gate an account you will search through millions of online resources such as marriage, baptism, burial records, biographies, newspapers, military records, land records and immigration reports, among many others. You must find something about your ancestry eventually. Search thoroughly, ask your companion to take a look on a different website and join efforts to obtain the information you need.

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