Welcome to Family Tree Historian! My name is Josephine Hardy. I’m a genealogist and writer based in Arkansas, United States. My areas of speciality include Southern Italy, Australia and the United States.

I’ve been researching my family history, and the history of other families, for almost 10 years. Uncovering buried stories and the thrill of solving family mysteries are just two of the reasons why I love genealogy.

My Timeline

1989 – Born in Australia to Sicilian parents

1989-2008 – My childhood memories are filled with homemade food and family gatherings

2009 – Graduate from University of Melbourne with B.A. in English Literature & Creative Writing

2010 – Start researching my family tree with FamilySearch

2013 – Marry an American, Immigrate to the United States

2013-Present – Live in Arkansas with my husband, stepdaughter and three cats

2018-Present – Launch Family Tree Historian!

Photos of Stringfellow, Rapisarda and Sulfaro families

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Towns where my Italian ancestors lived:

Giardini, Giardini-Naxos, Ramacca, Chiaramonte Gulfi, Galati, Messina, Taormina, Curcuraci, Lazzaro, Faro Superiore, Mili Superiore, Letojanni, Gallodoro, Motta San Giovanni, Pace and San Giacomo.