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  • Italian Genealogy

    Here are some genealogical related books that you can purchase to help you learn more about finding your Italian roots.

    This list of databases is a great way to help you in your search. Each database may contain different information, but most of them allow you to enter your family name to the list.

    Family Surnames
    These Web pages are devoted to various family names and their history.

    These groups/societies are aimed to help you in your search for your family history.

    Interview With Mary Tedesco
    You might call her the Nancy Drew of genealogy. You can certainly make the case that she is the goddess of genealogy. Either way Mary Tedesco's love for family and its heritage has lead her on a journey through time as she looks to unearth the mysteries behind your heritage.

    This resource will help you learn more about Italian names. You can find out where they originated, what they mean and what the English equivalent is.

    Ship Passenger Lists
    A lot of the passenger lists from ships can be accessed to help you learn more about your ancestors who left Italy.

    Telephone Directories
    Are you looking for your relatives in Italy. These resources will allow you to search surnames looking for an address or phone number.

    Abruzzo Genealogy Project
    Genealogy of families originating from the Abruzzo / Molise regions of Italy.

    American Family Immigration History Center
    You can serach for your ancestors who passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924.

    The American Immigrant Wall of Honor
    Learn how you can get a name inscribed on the Wall of Honor.

    Apellidos Italianos
    This is an excellent resource for Spanish speaking people who are doing genealogical research on Italian surnames. This site is totally in Spanish and contains many helpful tips and resources.

    Just input your family name to find out what part of Italy this name is from. Depending on the popularity of the name you may find that it is located throughout Italy.

    Finding Italian Records
    D' has a great area devoted to helping you obtain your family records. It tells you what to ask for and even gives you a sample letter.

    Isola Delle Femmine
    A great resource for descendants of families from Isola Delle Femmine, Sicily.

    Italian Genealogy
    Bob Sorrentino has put together a great resource for people wanting to get started in researching their Italian heritage. You will also find stories about Italian Americans and he has a podcast that is definitely worth listening too.

    Italian Genealogy Homepage
    This contains articles helpful in your research. Titles include: Reading Latin Documents, Dialects of Italy, Naming Traditions and more.

    Cyndi has compiled a helpful list of Italian genealogy sites to help you in your search.

    Joe's Italian Genealogy Page
    Joe can help you get started with with helpful tips, advice and much more.

    My Italian Family
    Here you will find help and advice on how to research your family, no matter how experienced you are.

    New York City and the History of Ellis Island
    Located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Hudson River, Ellis Island was the perfect place to stop and process boats entering the United States; Thus Ellis Island opened as a federal immigration station in 1892.

    Do you plan on starting your own family tree? This Web page has helpful information to get you started.


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