Hi, my name is Kevin and my mother's maiden name is Cipponeri. We live in the central valley of California and most of the Italian side of my family are all farmers that came here from the old country. By "old country" I mean Sicily. I've done some very basic research (just asked my grandpa who came here when he was 11) and he said our family used to all come from a small village that overlooked the northern coast of sicily. I wonder, has anyone else here thought to look into their family history? Or trace back their genealogy? I'm really interested in the history behind this crazy family of mine...Where would be a good starting point that wouldn't cost a lot of money?