Italy Goals:  1: Research   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Civil Registration   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Maps and Gazetteers   8: Newspapers   9: Websites   10: Search Records   11: Get Help  




Project 9: Italy

Explore research in Italy.


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Goal 1: Expand your research in Italy.


Choices:

A. Get started with Italian research.

  1. Learn the basics of researching Italian ancestors.
    AC—Beginning Italian Family Research—31:00

    FS—Italian Research (3 pgs.)
  2. Get an overview of Italian genealogy in this article. Introduction to Italian Genealogy
  3. Discover your Italian-American heritage in this FamilySearch blog article.
    FS—3 Simple Ways
  4. Learn about Italian genealogy in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    AC—Beginning Italian Family Research—31:00

B. Learn about Italian language resources.

  1. Learn the Italian words you need for genealogy in this article. FS—Italian Genealogical Word List
  2. Learn about Italian surname origins in these articles.
    AB—Italian Surnames and Origins
    | FS—Italy Names
  3. Learn Latin words for earlier research in these articles.
    AB—Latin Genealogy Word List
    | FS—Latin Genealogy Word List
  4. See examples of how to read Italian records.
    AC—Reading Italian Records

C. Explore resources for Italian research.

  1. Learn to read Italian words and phrases in records.
    FS—Reading Italian Handwritten Words and Phrases—30:00
  2. Improve your skills in reading Italian records.
    FS—Reading Italian Records—30:00
  3. Learn Italian paleography in this BYU Script Tutorial.
  4. Explore Italian record resources in this blog.
    FS—21st Century Italian Genealogy
  5. Get tips for finding Italian records.
    FS—Tips for Finding Italian Records
  6. Explore the ItalianGen site.


Goal 2: Learn about Italy archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Italy archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Italian archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Italy Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore additional websites for archives and libraries.
  3. Explore the library and archive links on the Univ. of Idaho Special Collections site.



Goal 3: Learn about Italy civil registration and vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Italy civil registration records.

  1. Learn about Italy civil registration records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Italy Civil Registration
  2. Explore Italian birth, marriage, and death records.
  3. Explore Italian vital records for selected towns.


Goal 4: Learn about Italian church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Italy church records.

  1. Learn about Italy church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Italy Church Records
  2. Explore Italian parish records in the ItalyGen site.

B. Explore Italy cemetery records.

  1. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  2. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Italy emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Italy emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Italy emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Italy Emigration and Immigration
  2. Explore records for Italian immigration to the United States.
  3. Explore ship passenger lists on the Olive Tree Genealogy site.
  4. Explore additional websites for emigration and immigration.
  5. Explore the Immigrant Ship site. Select a Volume, then choose Italy as the departure or arrival location.


Goal 6: Learn about Italy military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Italy military records.

  1. Learn about Italy Military Records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Italy Military Records
  2. Explore additional websites for military records.


Goal 7: Learn about Italy maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Italy maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Italy maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Italy Maps
  2. Learn about Italy gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Italy Gazetteers

B. Explore Italy map resources.

  1. Explore the Perry-Castaneda map collection for Italy.
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Italian maps.
  3. Explore old maps of Italy in the 1900 Collection.
  4. Access Italian map resources in the About.com site.
  5. Explore the Ravenstein atlas for Italy.
  6. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Italy maps.


Goal 8: Learn about Italian newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Italian newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Italian newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Italian newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Italian newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.







Goal 9: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Italian research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  4. Explore links in the About.com site.
  5. Explore surname distribution (a map where certain surnames are prevalent) in Italy.


Goal 10: Search records from Italy.


Choices:

A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Italy.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Italian online record collections
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for Italian online record collections.
  3. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Italian records.

  1. Explore the Europe page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.


Goal 11: Get help with your Italy research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Italy Gen page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Italian Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Italian Heraldry and Genealogy page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the Southern Europe Genealogy Research Community on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Italy.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Italy research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Italy research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Italy research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Italy research.

C. Learn about Italy genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about Italy genealogy societies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Italy Societies
  2. Explore Italy genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.





QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   All Historical   Catalog
Births and Baptisms: 1806-1900
Marriages: 1809-1900
Deaths and Burials: 1809-1900
Trent Catholic Church Records: 1548-1937
Taranto Civil Registration:   1809-1926
Italians to America 1855-1900


Ancestry    Civil Registration:
Agrigento   Allesandria-Asti   Belluno  
Cagliari   Caltanissetta   Caserta  
Como and Lecco   Cuneo   Fallerna   Genoa  
Lucera   Modena   Oristano   Padova   Pavia  
Pistoia   Potenza   Ravenna   Rovigo   Siena  
Teramo   Trani   Varese   Verbano  


MyHeritage    All Italy
Italians Immigrating to U.S.:   Search
Messina Civil Registration:   1866-1910
Napoli Civil Registration:   1809-1936





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