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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.


Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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