Italian Americans and those of Italian origin around the world have a unique and rich heritage. Now several generations past their immigrating ancestors, more and more Italian Americans are wishing to know more about their ancestors’ lives and the families they left behind. Amongst this group are many who are seeking to reclaim the Italian citizenship of their ancestors. As a researcher in Italian genealogy, I’ve found great satisfaction in reuniting Italian descendants with the heritage and culture of their ancestors. Italians and their descendants have played an integral part in all aspects of life here in the United States.
A typical research project usually starts by researching in certain United States records [census, immigration, naturalization, etc.] to provide a reasonable starting point within the Italian records. If you don’t know where in Italy your ancestors originated from, research in the U.S. records will often point us in the right direction.
A large amount of my genealogical research work is performed using the records microfilmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). For a large portion of Italy, especially in the southern portion and in Sicily, the original civil vital records for the years 1809/1820–1910, as well as a small amount of ecclesiastical and military records, have been microfilmed and are available for researching. Additionally, these microfilmed records are slowly becoming available online.
If records for your town of origin are not available by microfilm, research can still be conducted with the help of colleagues I work closely with in Italy, through postal or email inquiries, or on-site during one of my research trips.
Additionally, if you wish genealogical research in the records of the formerly Italian island of Corsica. I have entensive experience within their records and the ability to work in Italian, French, and Latin.
My reports are usually transmitted via email unless an actual physical copy of a record is required. With each report, you are provided with source-cited copies of any documents found, a detailed analysis of the research, an abstraction of the documents into English, and recommendations for future research.
**New projects are currently being scheduled to begin June 1, 2013. Please contact me as soon as possible to get on my schedule!
What do you need to begin?
Please provide a detailed summary of your previous research and what your research goals are. For example, are you looking to find who your great-grandparents were or would you like to trace your family back as far as records will allow? Would you like a specific record for use towards your Italian dual citizenship application?
You can provide this summary using my online form, by email or by postal mail. I will then evaluate the project and prepare a research plan and estimate for you. Once a research plan is agreed upon, and the retainer received, your research will begin. I look forward to hearing from you!
Italian-American Dual Citizenship
There is a growing interest within the Italian-American community in pursuing dual citizenship. I can help you acquire the Italian records needed for your dual citizenship application. I am skilled in finding those hard-to-find records that other services can’t acquire. Email me at [email protected] and we’ll discuss the specifics of your project!
- Research Report — Working with Record Loss
- Research Report — Moyer
- Analysis of 18th Century Document and Research Plan
- Research Report — Collins
- Looking for a Birth Record for Dual Citizenship