|About Families from Rende & San Fili
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Before you start clicking any of the links, take a moment to enjoy the song Vivere by Vasco Rossi while you read the entire passage below. Vivere, nessuno mai ce l'ha insegnato, Vivere, non si può vivere senza passato, Vivere è bello anche se non l'hai chiesto mai, Una canzone ci sarà, qualcuno che la canterà from the song ... Vivere (Dare to Live) Welcome to the Families of Rende and San Fili website. Initially started as a Family Tree site that included relatives of my paternal (Plastina, Aiello) and maternal (Cesario, Settino) grandparents, the website has evolved to include the relatives of my great-grandparents and beyond. This includes, thus far, the names Plastina, Morrone, Aiello, Metallo, Cesario, Giraldi, Settino and Chiappetta and many other names through marriage. It soon became apparent that many (if not most) people living in or near the towns of Rende and San Fili were related to one another either by blood or through marriage. At the start, it seemed that all my ancestors and their relatives had lived in these two towns, but the geographic area has since been expanded to include Marano Marchesato, Castrolibero (Castelfranco), San Vincenzo la Costa, and the capital city of Cosenza. The geneological information on this site provides a historical account of the different connections and relationships that our ancestors had while living in these communities prior to 1875. At that point in time, people began to leave the area for greener pastures in "America." No distinction was made as to whether people went to North America (primarily USA) or South America (primarily Argentina and Brazil). It is fairly safe to say that during the period, 1880-1920, more people had moved elsewhere than the number who remained at home. This mass migration, in many cases, gave rise to countless families that were forever torn apart. If someone were to closely explore the many genealogy web sites it would become quite apparent that there is a vast number of "Americani" who are now trying to trace their families back to this major migration period and and to their place of origin. Like any work in progress, there continues to be errors and omissions in this tree. Some information is simply missing while some data may have been wrongly typed or misinterpreted. I encourage all members to take an active role in providing missing material and correcting errors. As an invited guest/member to this site, you can add, change or update information to your direct relatives (parents, children, siblings and spouse). If you like to add or update information beyond your immediate family, please let me know as I can assign my administrative privileges to other members. This site will maintain the database of names of individuals and families that originated in the Rende and San Fili area in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy. A page entitled "Families from Rende-San Fili" has been created in Facebook and that is where comments and questions can be addressed and responded to by members of this site and others. A closed Group with the name "Siamo Parenti" loosely translated as "We Are Family" will also be created on Facebook and that is where we, as members, can freely share photos, special events, etc. Per quelli che vogliono vedere la scritta in italiano, visitare il sito Plastina Web Site http://www.myheritage.it/site-66617861/plastina. Vedere "Useful Links" Avrete bisogno di diventare un membro. Para ver esta información en español, por favor visite el sitio Plastina Web Site http://www.myheritage.es/site-66617861/plastina. Consulte la sección "Useful Links" Usted tendrá que convertirse en un miembro.