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...

Philadelphia is not only a fundamental historical place for the history of the United States, but also one of the most important American cities for the Italian community in America. Actually, the whole Pennsylvania has been the point of arrival for hundreds of thousands of Italians.   Now, on june 1, on the occasion of the celebrations for Italy...

Have you ever wondered what it's like to conduct onsite genealogical research in Italy? Well, the wait is over. Just tune in to GENEALOGY ROADSHOW on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 @ 8:00 PM ET on PBS. We've got something special in store for those of you with an interest in Italy and Italian genealogy. ORIGINS ITALY Founder Mary M. Tedesco will host a...

Joe Camposeo became Manchester town clerk in 1996, and a year later, he started to introduce computer programming to help residents delve into their family histories.   Camposeo, 70, who has lived in Manchester his entire life, had become interested, himself, in genealogy after meeting Diane Linti, a professional genealogist. With Linti's he...

Have you ever wondered what your Italian surname says about you? You can find out a lot about your family's history from your last name. Many people may not realize what their last name can tell them about their family, this is especially true for Italian-Americans   According to Italyworldclub.com, there are three common origins for su...

In celebration of Italian American heritage month, the Sons of Italy® is giving away an Italian genealogy research package valued at $1,500 and donated by My Italian Family. When you join the Sons of Italy® as a new national at-large member, renew your at-large membership, or give the gift of at-large membership via www.osia.org during October...

We are Pursuing Our Italian Names Together, Chapter 22. We are also known as and the Italian Family History Club at the Italian Community Center and Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's Italian Area Interest Group. Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee,...