Tag: xaghra

Rollercoaster of a Ride

Looking over my journey in researching my family history, it is very much like a rollercoaster. For a couple of weeks, you’re at the peak, beaming with excitement with the all this adrenaline of pride what makes you, you. Then there are the few months in between, where you come to a brick wall and get no where… Until you find motivation…

L-Għid f’Malta

So as you all know, one by one, we (MAYC) will be making our way to Malta for the Convention for Maltese Living Abroad (April 20-24) in Valletta. I planned my trip to Malta so that I could experience Easter in Malta. Holy Week starts a week before Good Friday, when the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows is carried…

My Biggest Find So Far

I got given a link to an Algerian database, mainly to try and find the record of buż nanna Domenica’s birth in Bône. I had no luck (well at least with what I could make out of the site, it was all in French). I found one Domenica Cremona, with date of death one year difference. But was not her.…

The Islands Of My Ancestors

I have been working on my family history for over 6 years now. Not growing up with my grandparents and a lot of my aunts, uncles and cousins (as they are all over there), as a child and even now as an adult, I always have asked my parents questions about their parents and about how they grew up. Because…

Malta & Gozo 1996

In 1996, I went to Malta with my mum and my younger brother for 10 weeks. My teacher gave me “homework” and had to keep a journal… I found it the other day, as it’s spelt, I am sharing with you. Here are some of the reasons why I want to go again; 9-7-96 My First Time On The Plane My mum,…