Joseph J. Holik, U.S. Naval Armed Guard, WWII
Photo courtesy: Jennifer Holik

Veterans’ Day is Monday, November 11. Join us to hear Casa Italia Genealogy Manager Jennifer Holik talk about Stories of the Lost, which is a continuation of Finishing the Story. Learn how you can tell the stories of your soldiers who were ‘Lost,’ or those they left behind who ‘Lost’ something. We will talk about the soldier who died in service; the soldier who came home changed in some way; a family who lost a father, son, brother, sister, mother, wife; and those who lost the promise of a life without war. Handouts with resources to help trace your family’s genealogy, locate military records, and write the family stories will be provided. After the lecture join us for light refreshments and mix, mingle, and explore the Italian American Veterans Museum.

Please note: We are seeking copies of stories, records, photos, and other items documenting Italian American soldiers and their families in all wars. Please consider bringing copies of these items to the meeting to be added to the Casa Italia Genealogy Collection in conjunction with the records for the Veterans Museum. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer at

Fee: $10 per person

Pizza & light refreshments will be served

Location: Italian American Veterans Museum at Casa Italia

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

Help support this event!!  

Gold Sponsorship – $100

Name will be listed on Casa Italia’s website to promote the event.  Four tickets to the presentation. 

Silver Sponsorship – $50

Name will be listed on Casa Italia’s website to promote the event.  Two tickets to the presentation.

© 2013, Casa Italia Stone Park, IL