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 [...]

World War I: Online Database of the Italian victims

Do you have ancestors or distant relatives who died during WWI ? There is someone missing in your genealogy tree who died between 1915 and 1918? It’s long time ago but a lot of Italians lost their lives during the first world war. Maybe our grandparents told us about a brother or an uncle who [...]

Searching for My Ancestor’s Home (Part II)

Everyone has a story: tell us yours! stories@italianside.com Searching for My Ancestor’s Home Part II by Diane H. First Part is HERE While I hadn’t consciously planned it, we arrived in Matera during the later afternoon, 120 years to the day when my grandfather was born. How perfect it would be to find his house [...]

Searching for My Ancestor’s Home

Everyone has a story: tell us yours! stories@italianside.com Searching for My Ancestor’s Home Part I by Diane H. Anyone who has done any genealogical research knows how all consuming it is. It seems the more you discover, the more you want to know. Each record is a treasure, yet it is just a small piece [...]

Dual Citizenship: Collecting Documents (continued)

Previous part One of the most important documents is the naturalization certificate of your ancestor. You must prove that your parents or grandparents were born before the date your ancestor naturalized, while your ancestor was still an Italian citizen. If you have the original certificate and the name and age are consistent with their birth [...]

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