Politicians, stay-at-home dads, academics or businesswomen...they all know the value of family and the joys of staying in touch with them. But what is on their family photo's? How often do they call their mother and what celebrity do they secretly admire? Get ready to find out through the MyHeritage interview series!
Cecelia Mecca is a mother of two and a real mom blogger. She runs the Baby Kid blogs, a series of blogs that discusses what baby products to buy, give tips on educational products and resources and answer any questions moms may have on blogging, parenthood and babies. This week she answers MyHeritage's questions.
What is on your favourite family photo?
What is your favourite holiday and how does your family celebrate it?
Christmas, hands down.
We celebrate by being together, teasing each other, laughing, eating and drinking. After mass we exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. We get together again the next day for a huge Christmas dinner after my husband and I spend time at home in the morning with the kids.
How international is your family?
My ancestors hailed from a town called Caltabelotta, Sicily. When they migrated to the US in the early 20th century, they settled in the North-East region and most of the family has stayed in this region in upstate New York and North-East Pennsylvania ever since.
Are you interested in genealogy and if so why?
Absolutely! I've conducted oral histories on family members in order to preserve our history. We have a family website and this summer we even travelled to Italy to visit the town where our ancestors are from. It's so important to remember your roots, though sometimes you need to make an extra effort to do so.
How does your family use the Internet and what do they use it for?
We have a family website which is a wonderful way to connect with relatives that are not in our hometowns. While it is sometimes harder to get the older family members online, we've been able to connect with a majority of the family this way.
What MyHeritage feature do you like most?
I am not a member yet, but will definitely check it out!
What famous person would you like to have in your family and why?
It's not necessarily necessary since most of my family members think they are "famous" in their own right. Some, like my cousin Chris, are convinced it's their life people would want to trade with and not the other way around. I don't disagree with him either.