ECHO Molise
  Emigration and Cultural Heritage of the Molise



A main goal of ECHO Molise is to facilitate connections, and what better way than to help you contact relatives still living in the Molise!   

Find Family.  We use volunteer and paid researchers and local contacts to find your relatives.  We personally meet with the family, "introduce" you and arrange your in-person or mail contact.

Hometown Visits.  We'll help smooth the way for your family reunion and coordinate lodging, transportation, translators, photographers, etc.

Family Books (fee-based).  We can create customized family books in English and Italian to share with your relatives, at cost.  Or, if you aren't ready to visit but still want to "see" your ancestral town, we can design a special book with information and photographs, including houses, sites, etc.

Contact us... let us know how we can help!
(Links to assistance request form)


ECHO Molise volunteers can help you research your Molise family tree, usually at no cost or cost reimbursement (donations gladly accepted).  We offer:

Research Volunteers.  We can help you get started, offer suggestions when you get stuck, or try to connect you with volunteer or paid researchers who will look up vital records for you.

Database Look Ups.  We'll search our database of 30,000 passenger manifests and vial records spanning 250 years to find your ancestry.

Translations & Transcriptions.  We'll help translate standard vital records and offer a second look at hard-to-decipher handwriting.

Discreet Matches.  We'll communicate our "finds" with you privately and directly.  If we find a match between you and other researchers, we always ask permission from both before sending out private contact information.

Family reunion in Bonefro, Italy"You made possible a connection to our father, a family we may not have ever discovered and a country that will be forever in our hearts."  
          Rachel & Lou, Sacramento CA   
When Nicola emigrated in 1924, he left 2 sisters he would not see again.  Almost 75 years later, we connected his children with their first cousins, for the first time.  Over 40 Italian relatives home three generations of American visitors.

Susie researched her ancestry then visited Bonefro

"I can't believe you found that! It's Grammie AND her sister!"
Jenny "Susie" Colombo Wherry
Greenville, S.C.

Susie's grandmother's passenger manifest into Ellis Island had been mis-transcribed and mis-indexed for online search engines.  We were able to find it, thanks to the ECHO Molise re-transcription project.  Shortly after, Susie and her husband visited her ancestral home town.

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