Welcome to Roseland Roots!
Paolo Alfano immigrated to the United States in 1906 from Allesandria del Carretto in Italy. This site is dedicated to researching and sharing his Italian roots. Roseland is the neighborhood in Chicago that he settled and raised his large family. I would appreciate participation and photo sharing by any Alfano descendants and/or and friend’s of the Alfano family. This site would be a great place to post pictures of the Roseland neighborhood, the Alfano family, and the Italian homeland. It would also be fun to read living relatives memories and remembrances of stories passed down orally that relate somehow to the Alfano family. And, since Italians love to eat, it would be nice to share beloved family recipes and special holiday traditions.