This is a personal, non-commercial web site. Its purpose is to tell the story of the Balbi family of Genoa; provide a central location where today's Balbis can list their ancestry and hopefully connect with other branches of their families; and through a recently initiated DNA project, determine genetic relatedness. This web site has received the following awards:
"Majestic site with superior design and layout. This site is one of the fortunate ones to hit a famous/wealthy vein in the past. The result is a tremendous amount of information about the Balbi Surname presented in a tasteful and flowing format. A joy to visit."
"We applaud your site's ease of navigation, obvious hard work, and invaluable content. It is with great pleasure that we give you the Genealogy Award." Canadian Award
"I really like the way you present your family's history. The pictures and stories greatly enhance the history of your ancestors."
"Please accept this award in appreciation for a job well done."
"In recognition of creativity, integrity and excellence on the Web."
"To honor and acknowledge the learning process, long hours, and sacrifices experienced in reaching the plateau of successfully establishing an Internet site."