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The Balbi Family

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I Balbi
A primary resource used in this web site's Balbi family history is the book entitled "I Balbi" by Edoardo Grendi, a professor at the University of Genoa. The book covers thee during the same period of time that was helpful in the development of the family tree in this web site. The book includes Van Dyck paintings of Balbi family members and family crest.

I Balbi
I Balbi

Strada Balbi
Another resource document was the book "Strada Balbi" by Carolina Di Biase. She provided the history of the development of the street named Via Balbi in Genoa. "Strada Balbi a Genova" includes a Balbi family tree to the 1800s that was helpful in the development of the family tree in this web site. The book also contains a Balbi family crest, sketches, photos of the Palazzo Reale interior, and photos of buildings on Via Balbi in this web site.
Publisher: Sagep Editrice 1993.
Written in Italian.

Strada Balbi
Strada Balbi

Galleria di Palazzo Reale
The "Galleria di Palazzo Reale" by Luca Leoncini is a very colorful and informative guide to the Palazzo Reale (originally the Balbi Palace) at 10 Via Balbi in Genoa. The booklet includes a brief history of the palace, its floor plan, descriptions of the rooms, sculptures, paintings and objects of art. Numerous photographs are included in the booklet. Of particular interest is a Van Dyck painting of Caterina Balbi Durazzo.
Publisher: Toemena Editore, Genoa 1996.
Written in Italian.

Galleria di Palazzo Reale
Galleria di Palazzo Reale

Genoa and the Genoese 958-1528
"Genoa and the Genoese 958-1528" by Steven A. Epstein contains a comprehensive history of Genoa during the medieval and Renaissance periods. It is a very informative book.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.
Written in English.

Genoa and the Genoese 958-1528
Genoa and the Genoese 958-1528

Wills and Wealth in Medieval Genoa, 1150 - 1250
"Wills and Wealth in Medieval Genoa, 1150 - 1250" by Steven A. Epstein discusses Genoa's social history, how wills were formulated and what they revealed about families, social networks, property accumulation, charity and funerary customs.
Publisher: Harvard University Press 1984.
Written in English.

Wills and Wealth in Medieval Genoa, 1150 - 1250
Wills and Wealth in Medieval Genoa, 1150 - 1250

Genoa's Response to Byzantium 1155-1204
"Genoa's Response to Byzantium 1155-1204" by Gerald. W. Day discusses the Genoese contributions to the Commercial Revolution of the twelfth century and explores the influences of the family structure and factionalism in Genoa upon trade.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press, 1988.
Written in English.

Genoa's Response to Byzantium 1155-1204
Genoa's Response to Byzantium 1155-1204

Web site Translation:

Maria De Chicchio, Italian Language Professor at the University of Santa Cruz spent many hours reading to my husband Burt and me from the book "I Balbi" by Edoardo Grendi, paraphrasing and translating from Italian to English.

Carolyn B. Ugolini, A.G., Italian language translator and professional genealogist, translated the English version of this web site into the initial Italian version.

Juliet Viola Kniffen, professionally certified, translates web site updates into Italian.

Alfredo Meijome, professional Spanish translator and interpreter, translated the English version of this web site into the initial Spanish version.

Sylvia Korwek translates web site updates into Spanish. Educated in six countries, she obtained a Master's degree in Translation-Interpretation while living in Puerto Rico and subsequently became certified in English and Spanish by the American Translators Association. As with so many people from Argentina, she had one set of Italian great-grandparents, matrilineally, who bequeathed to her a love and facility for their language and music.¬†[email protected].

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Genealogy Research:

Trafford Cole and Associates performed the genealogy research in Genoa with respect to the Renaissance Balbi familyn featured in this site.