Help with finding information on Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
This is my first post here, so hopefully someone can help me out. I'm working on a project to find out if a family story is true, so any help here will be great.
To start, I'm looking for any information on the family tree of Victor Emmanuel the second. According to my family lore, I'm some how related. The story goes that my great grand mother was born in Italy under the name " Lina Scardovi" in 1891. It was near the town of Lucca, and her father apparently owned part of a railroad network. She came to the USA to visit family (her uncle and aunt as I'm told) who is said to be well known singers by the last name of "Romboli". While in America she met my great grandfather and fell in love. She wrote home telling family she was staying in the USA due to being asked to marry my great grandfather. The rest of the family life story goes from there really. My grandfather says she (Lina) was a cousin of the king, making me have some percentage of royal blood.
What I've found out so far is that Lina was in fact from Italy(I actually found a photo of her grave on the internet, that's pretty ninja). there was a singer named "Gaetano Romboli" who was a baritone as my grandfather said Lina's uncle was. At this point I'm having a very hard time tracking down any vital records, mostly because my Italian is awful and I have no idea how italy stores that kind of information. My best guess is to find the most intact family tree I can and work from there. I'm honestly a medical student, not a historian...so I need some help. If anyone could give even a small shred of help I'd be very thankful.