The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Italy


Say "ciao" to your Italian ancestors! This in-depth guide will walk you through the exciting journey of researching your Italian famiglia both here and in Italy. Inside, you'll find tips for every phase of Italian genealogy research, from identifying your immigrant ancestor and pinpointing his hometown to uncovering records of him in Italian archives.

In this book, you'll find:
--Basic information on starting your family history research, including how to trace your immigrant ancestor back to Italy.
--Strategies for uncovering genealogy records (including passenger lists, draft cards, and birth, marriage, and death records) from both the United States and Italy, with annotated sample records.
--Crash-course guides to Italian history, geography, and names.
--Helpful Italian genealogical word lists.
--Sample letters for requesting records from Italian archives.

Whether your ancestors hail from the island of Sicily or the hills of Piedmont, The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide will give you the tools you need to track your family in Italy.


This book will give the information and guides to begin the search of your Italian Heritage. The author gives you useful tips but then also provides you with information from Italy on who to go about searching for your relatives. Weather through church records or some legal records. She also gives you address as well. You must remember that in Europe and especially Italy that a lot of the time the local church kept all birth, death and marriage records, so it is easier to start their first then move on to the local office. Also some regions because of the lack of funds especially in the southern towns were not able to keep very good records, so the church is where everyone turned to. This is all explained by the author. She does a great job of giving you the information and then at the end of the book giving you all of the addresses that she explained in the book. A very good book. I received this book from I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at

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