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Italian Genealogy Online

and all things Italian Ancestry Genealogical Research Site

This Italian Genealogy Homepage is where Italian-Americans can easily teach themselves how to research their Ethnic Roots, Ancestry, Italian Heritage, Immigrant Family Ties, Surnames from Italy, and emigrant family locations while searching for family members around the world who share their Italian Ancestor Origins

Genealogical Tools & Resources - great help for beginners. Best free Italy Family Finder instructions online with plenty of helpful reminders for accomplished Italian Genealogy Researchers too.

How to do your own FREE Italian Genealogy Research

Italian Genealogy Online Basic Guides are "Tools" that can be used by anyone of Italian Descent anyplace in the World who wants to uncover information on their Italian Ancestors from Italy by requesting documents from Historical Archives in Italia and or discovering where to view them online or send for copies if available without having to join a group or pay a membership fee to learn. When you apply yourself you can learn anything; there is magic in believing!

Thanks goes to Giorgio Alessandri for information on
Italian Catholic Church Records in Italy

IF your born-in-Italy immigrant ancestor settled in Countries other than the USA, such as Australia, Canada, Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain, Brazil or other areas in South America, etc, simply use the same steps to discover proof of their Italian Comune of Birth in Italy. It is up to you to find the correct addresses and names of the Church and Civil documents available to you in those other countries, which will lead you to your ancestors' original places of birth in Italy.

This free site is an Online repository of all things related to your Italian Surname, Italy Genealogy, and general genealogical research. Use the handy tips and links provided for you on this free website; no-strings-attached!

(click here for a definition of genealogy)

Italian Genealogy Letters to send genealogical inquiries to Italy. Obtain Vital Records and Parish Records for your ancestral research. Use our Italian/Latin to English translations page to help you with Italian Web page translation. It also contains handy links to standard genealogical terms & medical terms found on Family Tree Records, Dialects of Italy / Dialetti italiani for those interested in learning something about the language spoken by their Italian ancestors.

Special Thanks to Steve Saviello
Founder & Owner of the Comunes_of_Italy Mailing List for providing us with excellent TIPS for Italian Records, Archives & Italian Family Tree Search which will help you discover what is available and what records to request from Italy.

Italy FAQ's by Steve Saviello
is for you if you want to know - What is a Comune? What is a Provincia? What is a Regione? includes information on the structure of Italian Government and its Administrative Divisions and an easy to understand description of the Comunita' Montana of ITALY.

Good, practical advice from David E. Zerga
Italian Form Letters to send to Italy for Genealogy Research. David E.Z. presents very helpful advice on how to write a letter to Italy to request your Italian Family Tree Records and search for your emigrant ancestor archives, Italian surnames & Family History from Italy, including excellent notes on "Parish Diplomacy" along with other Italian Family Tree Research Help Form Letters in Italian Genealogy Tools & Resources such as information on Italian Church Records.

Find a name for your new baby, learn about Italian Names and Surnames, to help you discover your Italian Ancestors' birth name/names and surname/surnames; nome/nomi e cognome/cognomi.

Women in Italy Must Use Their Birth Surname even AFTER marriage.

Italian Naming Traditions
traditional pattern for naming Italian children especially in Southern Italy.

Passenger Ships to the USA, photos, and search lists are on the Immigrant Ship Passenger Arrival Records page.

EASY to use Genealogy Record Keeping Tools for genealogical documentation such as the Classic, Simple to Learn Vintage PAF, which has No "bloat". It is very SAFE (no hidden backdoors or tracking scripts) Personal Ancestral File (PAF) and has been freely used by Millions and Millions of Happy Family Tree Researchers for many, many years.

USA Genealogy Guide links to help you learn everything you need to know about family-tree research in general and the United States of America Genealogy Research in particular.

Be sure to read our CENSUS Records Information with the best free links to help you in your research.  Use our Sample form letters for a Freedom of Information Act Request and to obtain copies of your ancestors' original Social Security Applications to help you in your genealogy research.

Visit our list of Genealogy Surname Boards to post or search some of the best free family research sites on the Internet.

Genealogy, pl. = genealogies, abbr. = geneal.
A record, table or account of the descent of a family, group or person from an ancestor or ancestors. The study and investigation of ancestry, pedigree lineage and family history is genealogy and is often misspelled as geneology, genelaogy, geneaology, geanology, genology, geaneology, genelogy, genealology, genealo, genalogy, geneogy, genelogicol, genealoyg, etc.

In Italian it is Genealogia
In English it is Genealogy
In French it is genealogie
In German it is Genealogie
In Spanish it is Genealogia
In Portuguese it is Genealogia
In Danish it is Slaegtsforskning

Paula Maria Nigro

Researching my ancestral surnames from the

Comune of San Fele (PZ) in Basilicata, Italy / Italia

Happy Italian Family Tree Discoveries to All of You

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