ItalianSide for … Japan !

Italians are everywhere! We know this and we had a new proof since we built the map of the visitors of ItalianSide.com With more than 700.000 visitors in 2015 ItalianSide was accessed by almost every country in the world! And, for the first time we made a genealogy research for… Japan! Phil Barbieri is from […]

What A Birth Record Looks Like

Many readers ask us what kind of info are available on the Italian Civil Records. This is a sample of a birth record issued in Italy during last decades of 1800. Going back in time the form is different, in the first years of 1800 it was just hand written. As you can see there […]

Honoring a family: Italian Roots in Ripacandida

Would you like to share your family memories on ItalianSide? Write to stories@italianside.com. We just received this story from Linda Hoffman. We helped Linda to know more about her family in Ripacandida (Potenza). Here is my story. I never knew my grandparents, they passed away before I was born, but I grew up in a […]

“Italian Genealogy Hands-On”: Civil Status Records

Among the many sets of source documents a genealogist may look through during a research project, civil status records are above anyone else in terms of how frequentely they’re looked for. This crucial kind of records in fact includes birth, marriage, death, citizenship registries, together with some other “diverse” records. 1846: Birth Record Most Italian […]

This is Genealogy!

Genealogy is passion. In this videoclip, our great friend Alessandro shows us some of his research work in the old archives in a small italian town. It’s such a hard job and only Italy-based genealogists like him can carry it on and explore family history fisrt-hand: leafing and reading the old handwritten books, page by […]

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