The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Italy

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 240 pages
Author: M. Holtz
Year: 2017
ISBN: 9781440349058
Other: b&w photos, maps, appendixes, index
Publisher: Family Tree Books

Say "ciao" to your Italian ancestors! This in-depth guide will walk you through the exciting journey of researching your Italian famiglia in Italy as well as the US (since it is a US published book). 

You'll find tips for every phrase of Italian genealogy research, from identifying your immigrant ancestor and pinpointing their hometown, to uncovering records of them in Italian archives.

The book also provides a crash-course to Italian history, geography and names, as well helpful Italian genealogical word lists, and sample letter for requesting records from Italian archives.


Part 1. Linking your family tree to Italy
1. Discovering your Italian heritage
2. Jump-starting your Italian research
3. Identifying your immigrant ancestors

Part 2. 
4. Understanding Italian history|
5. Understanding Italian geography
6. Deciphering Italian: Language, names and surnames

Part 3. Tracing your family in Italy
7. Civil records
8. Church records
9. Census and taxation records
10. Notarial records
11. Military records
12. Other records

Part 4. Advanced sources and strategies
13. Putting it all together
14. What to do when you get stuck
Appendix A. Publications and websites
Appendix B. Italian provinces and archives
Appendix C. Sample letters to request records
Appendix D. Italian Genealogical word lists


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