Spring 2004 - Year V, No. 21


cover A visit to Pacentro, medieval borough in the heart of Abruzzo with its three-towered profile, the castle of the Caldora family, the creche tradition and the corsa degli Zingari event, a peasant's ancient home.


An evaluation of the notary's functions in history, and suggestions on how to use notary deeds in genealogy research, especially dowry deeds and will, with hints to what can be found in these ancient documents.


The Schiavoni: Migrations from the Balkans into Abruzzo and Molise, as well as other parts of Italy in the late Middle Ages, the feats of Giorgio Castriota Skanderbeg and the different waves of Albanian refugees to Italy.