Finding one’s roots and one’s family history can be a fascinating hobby. More and more people have become interested in tracing back their ancestry from generation to generation. Finding one’s roots and one’s family history can be a fascinating hobby. More and more people have become interested in tracing back their ancestry from generation to generation
The BARGA GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP (BGRG) is an international, not-for-profit group. The members of BGRG share an interest in researching their ancestral origins from the city of and region surrounding Barga, Italy, and helping others do the same. They currently have over 100 members from around the world. The BGRG is managed and maintained entirely by volunteers.
Some of the records we have photographed are from the seven parishes within the comune of Barga (Barga, Loppia, San Pietro, Castelvecchio, Albiano, Sommocolonia, and Tiglio). We also have an index of the census that was done in 1841 for the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and a list of soldiers from Barga who died in WWII, including pictures.
The Group has its own website where genealogical data can be shared.
Peter Tonacci talking in Barga Vecchia this afternoon about the Barga Genealogy Research Group Reunion 2018
Reunions in Barga – In 2007 and 2012, members traveled from around the world to meet and spend time with each other in the environment of their ancestors.
The days were filled with guided tours, strolling lectures, special meals, and generally, wonderful camaraderie. Even though it is a complex event to coordinate (considering their volunteer work force), the lasting positive reactions justified organising another this year for 28 members from Canada, USA and the UK in BARGA for their reunion 2018.
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