Poggioreale in America is a group of descendants of the original immigrants who left their beloved Poggioreale in order to pursue a better life in America. Each founding member had been doing their own independent study of their family tree and the history of Poggioreale. Many first and second generation American descendants had done the same kind of study; some recorded their thoughts and family stories and shared them with their families. Some wrote articles or books to preserve our shared histories. And some even attempted to reach out to and connect with
larger groups of descendants to varying degrees. We thank all the people who have studied, written about, and promoted Poggioreale before us! We seek now to archive their work and to add current materials as we contribute.
In spite of the outstanding work that preceded us, we realized that a permanent internet site to preserve, protect, and present this important and fascinating history was never created. We humbly create it now in the form of this website. We dedicate this modern website to the memory of all the brave immigrants of Poggioreale who came to America to find a new lives. Once they left Sicily and created their families in America, they created us, their grateful descendants who appreciate their hand in making us who we are today.