John Everett Jones is an architect living outside Philadelphia. He is a native of Chautauqua County in western New York and arrived at this study of Paul Busti indirectly through his research of early Swedish settlers (1844–65) in the Jamestown, New York, area—an early Swedish community was located in the town of Busti. His research and blogs are posted on

Paolo Semenza is an ordained priest with a degree in biological sciences and a licentiate in fundamental theology from the Pontificia Università Gregoriana. After two decades in Rome, he returned to Ferrara, Italy, where he grew up, and taught fundamental theology from 2008 to 2016. His research of ancestors led to the discovery of the accounts of the Eredi di Paolo Busti. He is a descendant of Busti's older sister, Giuseppa.

Joan Leotta is a storyteller and writer who honors her Italian heritage on page and on stage....

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