Moorshead Magazines is the publisher of Family Chronicle, and Internet Genealogy. Every so often the company collects the best articles on a particular subject from each of the three magazines and combines them into a special edition. Like the recently reviewed Tracing You English & Scottish Ancestors, and Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, Tracing Your Italian Ancestors is one Moorshead’s special genealogical releases.
“Millions of Italians in search of a better life migrated to the Americas during ta period that spanned from about 1860 to the beginning of the Great War. The documented trail created by this massive migration is extensive, and forms the basis for a very good collection of genealogical records, both here in North America and in Italy.”
To help further your education in finding and understanding the variety of documents available on these Italian immigrants, Moorshead turned to two experts on Italian research, Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk and Mary M. Tedesco, to put together this special edition publication.
From records and research basics to experiencing your ‘ancestral homeland,’ topics focus on locating, accessing, and understanding records while focusing on “local” records before resorting to searching foreign (“ancestral homeland”) records.
12 articles in 84 detail-packed pages makes this 2015 publication a relative bargain for the those searching for their Italian ancestors. A complete contents list of articles can be found below.
About the Authors:
Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk is a professional genealogist with over 25 years experience teaching genealogy courses all over the U.S. and Canada. She created and taught for the Genealogy 101 program. She has authored four books in addition to articles for journals and genealogical magazines. She is the President and founding member of The Italian Genealogical Society of America.
Mary M. Tedesco is also a professional genealogist, author, and speaker. She is also the season 2 genealogist on the PBS series “Genealogy Roadshow.” In addition to her formal education, Tedesco also carries a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University’s Center for Professional Education. She is also a member of several local and national genealogical societies and is a board member of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council.
Italian Research Basics
Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk shares strategies and available resources to help you get started in your search
Home And Family Records
Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk looks at the importance of talking to your oldest relatives to see what they can add to your research
Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk looks at one of the most important records you will need for your Italian research
Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk looks at the records available to help trace your ancestorsâ€™ travels to their new homeland
Microfilm And Online Records
Marcia Iannizzi Melnyk explains what you can discover in microfilm and online image resources
Planning A Research Trip To Italy
Mary M. Tedesco offers tips for success and suggestions for repositories you shouldnâ€™t miss
Understanding Italian Civil Records
Mary M. Tedesco looks at why civil records are an important part of Italian genealogy research
Roman Catholic Church Records
Mary M. Tedesco shines a light on the various resources available from the Roman Catholic Church
Italian Notary Records
Mary M. Tedesco reveals why these records are the best source for adding context to a familyâ€™s life
Italian Military Records
Mary M. Tedesco looks at Italian military records for your family history research
Children Born to Unwed Parents in Italy
Mary M. Tedesco offers strategies for researching children born to unwed parents in Italy
Visiting Italian Ancestral Villages
Mary M. Tedesco shows us why it’s important to experience your ancestral homeland
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