June C. DeLalio

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June C. DeLalio is a Board Certified Genealogist specializing in the field of Italian family history. She has been researching family histories in the United States and in Europe for almost 20 years. She is the founder and past president of the Italian Genealogical Group, of Long Island, New York.

June travels to Italy each year for client research and lectures locally and nationally on family research. Many of her articles have appeared in national genealogical publications. She is the Coordinator of the National Genealogical Society Italian Forum on the web and has appeared on television for the History Channel and others. She was a volunteer at the National Archives in New York City for years, a graduate of the National Archives Institute on Genealogical Research in Washington, DC, and a member of many professional organizations as well as national and local genealogy societies.

What are your specific genealogical interests?

Italian genealogy, emigration of Italians, Italian history; New York City research, immigration and naturalization.

What got you into genealogy?

Many people start doing research on their family when they realize how little they know about their parents, grandparents, etc. After short time when several of my eldest relatives including my mother died. I realized how little I knew of her and her family. To find out all the things I never asked, my genealogical searching started. Many people wind up in the same place.

Most surprising genealogical find.

The family story was that the DeLalio�s came originally from Austria. With research I found this story not really true. The province of Parma was for a good part of the 19th century was ruled by Maria Luisa of Austria, wife of Napoleon. Through this connection Austrian as well as French influence found its way into this part of Italy.

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