One Italian Family Name

One Italian Family Name
Item# ISBN: 978-0-8059-8608-2

by Sandra L. Fine

One Italian Family Name
is a genealogy of the author’s ancestors. It also celebrates their unique personalities. The American branch of this family tree began with the arranged marriage of Mary Elizabeth Stasio and Matthias Fine (whose name was Americanized at the time of emigration) in Buffalo, New York. After introducing the earlier generations, a profile of Mary’s eight children is presented one by one. Along with information about marriage and children, their quirks and accomplishments are remembered. Since the last male, Joey, has no heir, the family name in America will end with him. The book concludes with an entreaty to relatives in Italy to carry on the family name, aware of the pride it embodies.

One Italian Family Name appeals to anyone who comes from a large family. It may be of particular interest to scholars of immigration history or genealogy.


Sandra L. Fine has chosen teaching as her career. She has been a freelance writer since 1982 with articles published in newspapers and magazines. In addition, the short story “A Leap Year Casualty” was included in a 1996 anthology published by Dan River Press. It is hoped that One Italian Family Name will encourage others to research and record their own family histories.

(2007, paperback, 34 pages)

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