The quick and simple answer is . . . yes.
All because of the man in the front - Salvatore Lentini. He married Angelina. They grew up in a magical seaside town in Sicily called Castellammare del Golfo, on it's western coastline. Once they married, Salvatore set his sights on America and sailed to prepare a home for his family. When Angelina and baby joined him a few years later, this Sicilian family established roots in New Jersey. Together they had six more children. When Salvatore was only 27, he died leaving Angelina to raise the seven children.
The little one to the right of Angelina is Vetina, Len's mother. the baby of the bunch. The woman who is leading Len's journey.
Len + Judy
Around 2017, after our first trip to Italy together, we decided it was time to pursue Len's dual Italian citizenship. We understood that it was possible. There were even groups on Facebook that, often times, made it look easy. So, we started talking to family and looking at Ancestry.com, and joining Facebook groups. The first thing we learned: it is anything but easy. However with Len's direct lineage, it was worth a shot. Here's our bumpy but determined road to Len's dual Italian citizenship.