Siragusa Family History Project
Written by Joe Siragusa
A single photo was the starting point for everything that is contained within the pages of this "digital scrapbook" that you are about to explore. It was taken in my hometown of Watertown, New York, at my Grandfather's house on Bellew Avenue during the summer of 2002. That trip to Watertown was my final visit with Gramp before he passed away in September of that year. Among the things we talked about that day was the picture on the wall behind us. I had never before seen a photograph of his father, Buonaventura Siragusa, nor did I know much of anything about him or his journey to America over 100 years earlier.
That photograph became the inspiration behind this Family History Project.
In the years that followed, I began to chart the Siragusa family, growing more interested with each new discovery that I made along the way.
Photos, letters, vital records, historical documents, newspaper articles, and the collaboration of many individuals have all helped me discover the past and learn more about the people, places, and events that have shaped our lives. My goal for this site (very much a work in progress) is to include as many of those photos and documents as possible as well as the personal history stories that go with them. Take a look around and enjoy!