The participation of the Museo del Cognome to the largest genealogical event in the world, which was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, from February 9 to 11, was a big success. Like every year fans, curious and industry professionals from all over the world met at RootsTech, three days dedicated entirely to the world of genealogy and the various areas...

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 From 12:00 pm To 2:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Organized by : Lingua Viva & IIC - Entrance : With fee - Two sessions $90 (non-member)/$ 85 (member) *To register please call (310) 824-7408 Millions of Americans identify themselves as having Italian ancestry. If you...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we air a conversation recorded this past summer in Sicily with Laura Lee, founder of Digging Up Roots in the Boot, which specializes in heritage tourism and genealogical research throughout Italy for Americans, Canadians, and Australians of Italian descent. The conversation covers attaining your dual...

È appena partita la campagna di raccolta fondi per “Your Italian Homecoming Experience – Il passato prende vita” – il nuovo progetto del Museo del Cognome creato in collaborazione con Bella Italia Genealogy, due piccole e uniche realtà della Campania, da anni impegnate nel campo della genealogia, che hanno unito le forze e partiranno il prossimo fe...

“Il 18 gennaio scorso, durante il Question Time nell’Aula di Montecitorio, ho fatto una interrogazione al Ministro degli Affari Esteri, Angelino Alfano, sul riacquisto della cittadinanza per gli italiani che, recatisi all’estero, l’hanno perduta. È un tema che seguo sin dall’inizio della Legislatura, anche impegnandomi con proposte di legge ed emen...

The Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, in partnership with SIAMO: The Italian-American Heritage Society of NEPA, will sponsor a presentation by Robert Wolensky, author of Anthracite Labor Wars: Tenancy, Italians, and Organized Crime in the Northern Coalfield of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1897-1959, as part of 2017 Mining Hi...

By Karen Ortner   In 1981, Antonio Trombetta led an American man wandering through the tiny village of Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy, to the distant cousin he was searching for, Agostino Orsini. Thirty-five years later in May, Trombetta found himself yet again on Orsini's doorstep, this time with another American cousin — Cherrie Brown.  ...

By Angelo Coniglio Genealogy entails more than tracing a single line or surname of ancestors, even though that line may go very far into the past. I like to think of genealogy as having three dimensions, which I characterize as backwards, sideways, and forward. A simple example: Researching your parents is backwards genealogy; researching your si...

by Anthony Fasano   In this episode, our own co-host Anthony Fasano breaks down his recent trip to Italy during which he visited the ancestral villages of seven of his eight great-grandparents. Anthony did what many Italian Americans hope to do at one point in their lives – connect with their relatives who never left the homeland. During thi...

In this special edition of #ItalianoftheWeek, we learn more about Diana Burdisso Britting, the winner of the Sons of Italy's Do You Know Roots Contest. She writes about the journey to discover her roots and how My Italian Family helped her do just that.   My decades-old search for the story of my family's roots began after my maternal grandm...