Genealogy undoubtedly is an important part of how a big number of Italian Americans relate to their Italian roots. As time goes by, the distance between today and the mass migration era between XIX and XX century grows bigger and bigger. This means that grandparents and parents are leaving this earth, the memories of those who are still with us bec...

by Bianca Ottone   The current law granting Italian citizenship jure sanguinis states that women could hold but not pass citizenship to children born before January 1, 1948, the date Italy became a Republic. Not only does this eliminate many from qualifying for citizenship but under this provision of the law there are clearly situations wher...

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.  ...

WVIA Public Media is proud to present a special presentation by Mary Tedesco, a professional genealogist, author and co-host of PBS' hit show, "Genealogy Roadshow" on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA. Seating is limited. Two tickets for this special opportunity are available with a generous tax deduct...

By Glenn Avolio Italian genealogy seminar and workshop will meet Oct. 12 and is one of the events featured during October's Family History Month. This is a joint offering by the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society and the Santa Barbara Chapter of Unico (an Italian word meaning unique, dedicated to community service and Italian heritage). T...

The Association N.9 announced today that it is raising funds via a rewards crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo to finish the development of their project We Are Paesani.    The Association N.9 set out to raise $100,000 on IndieGoGo to finish development and publish the website by which we are seeking to assemble the world's largest datab...

With knowledge of your ancestral town in Italy, it is possible to start research using Italian records. Italy offers many records beyond birth, marriage and death. Mary M. Tedesco, founder of ORIGINS ITALY, frequently conducts genealogical research in Italy. She will help you discover what records are available and how they are accessed.   T...

ORIGINS ITALY Founder and "Genealogy Roadshow" Host Mary Tedesco will present two Italian genealogy lectures at the Explore Your Italian Roots Seminar in Beverly, MA on 14 May 2016: "Roads to Rome: Locating Your Italian Ancestral Town" and "Andiamo in Italia: Italian Genealogical Research in Italy and from Home." Detailed lecture descriptions below...

Tra gli Italiani d'America è molto popolare la ricerca genealogica del loro passato. Noi che siamo qui in Italia forse non lo percepiamo immediatamente, ma se ci pensiamo riusciamo a capire almeno in parte il desiderio, a volte quasi spasmodico, di ricercare le proprie origini, di capire la propria provenienza. Il passaggio tra le due sponde dell'A...

The Genealogy Department will be starting a Writing Practice Group in September! Join us for a lunchtime writing group where we will practice writing. New prompts will be given each month.   Please bring a lunch and notebook. Prompts will be provided. We will meet the 2nd Monday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Florentine Room of...