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! 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! 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 […]

Taking the Plunge – Applying for Dual Citizenship with Italy

Previous part So you’ve decided to take the plunge and apply for dual citizenship. It is likely to be a roller coaster of emotion—excitement, happiness, disappointment and frustration, sometimes all in the same day. You may even find a few skeletons in your closet or solve some family mysteries. I promise you it will not […]

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