Exploring Italian American genealogy is a very important way that we can stay connected to our Italian roots. Often, our ancestors found it difficult assimilating to their new American surroundings. As a result, they didn’t teach us how to speak Italian. In some cases, they even changed their surnames to avoid discrimination. So, why are […]
Video Interview with Alessandra Galligani about the Judicial Process of a 1948 Jure Sanguinis Italian Citizenship Case.Understanding your eligibility for having your Italian citizenship jure sanguinis recognized can be confusing. One of the 5 Key criteria is the 1948 rule. In a nutshell, the 1948 rule for Italian citizenship states that a woman can not […]
Have you ever considered taking a heritage tour and meeting Italian relatives? Meeting your Italian family for the first time is an indescribable experience. I see that most second and third generation Italian descendants want to stay as connected with their heritage as possible. So, more and more of you are doing the research and making […]
Is finding living relatives in Italy hard? Well, I assure you, it is not as difficult as you may think it is. Considering, all you have to do is invest a little time into putting the missing pieces of the puzzle together. Ten years ago, during my first visit to Italy, I made some […]
MyHeritage is our final stop on the popular genealogy website train. It has its pros and cons just like any other genealogy site. We started the series with Ancestry, where we discovered there is a lot of information available. However, at the same time, you have to fork over quite a bit of money to […]
Family Search recently sent out invitations to “rewrite history“. You may have received this email if you are a registered user on their site. There are apparently over 72,000 volunteers worldwide that are going to come together for three days, July 15th to July 17th. The goal is to enter vital information from historical record […]
The first in a three-part series where you can take a closer look at three popular genealogy websites. With a little more information, you can determine for yourself what you can do for free and from what you would benefit paying. There are hundreds of genealogy websites available to choose from on the internet. The […]
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