Family History Research in Italy

If you entered this page to know more about your ancestors and your italian family…well you are in the right place! Benvenuto!

As maybe you already know, ItalianSide.com is a network of local genealogists.
It means that one of our local experts is based in the same region, or the same province or even the same town (!) of your ancestors so he has a deep knowledge of the local history, the migratory movements in the area, the distribution of families and surnames, and a daily familarity with the researches is local archives.

So, when you will send us a request about your italian family, one of the local researchers based in your ancestors’ area will receive and will take care of it.

Depending on the goal of your research and starting with the info you will provide us, our local expert will study the feasibility of the activities requested and he will prepare for you a (free) detailed plan and a quote for an effective research.

There are many different kind of documents stored in Italian local archives so the researches could be very different depending on your need.
You could start from Civil Record available usually from XIX century, then you could go back in time with church records (till XVI century!). Curious about your ancestors as ...soldiers ? Well you could search for military records
And if you want to know more about their way of living you can dig into notarial records.

Our researchers are ALL skilled and graduated in Archivistics (no hobbists here) so they know exactly what archives are available in your ancestors’ region and they will guide you in your family research providing great results and a scientific interpretation of the documents found

What you will get after a research with ItalianSide:
copies of the available original records where you will read many info about your Italian families as full names, the dates of the main events occurred(as for example exact birth days, marriage and so on) and other interesting info as their jobs. (here you can see a sample of an Italian old birth record)
Then you will find the address where family lived in those years.
This is a great info if you plan to come to visit your ancestors town, but it could be nice to find the street and try to locate the exact house even using Google maps at home!

And last, but not least, if your ancestors were able to sign you will read on these documents their original signatures too!

In case your goal is to receive modern certificates for dual citizenship, procedures are quite different (take a look here).

The results fully documented will be enriched by detailed pedigree and family charts, and other kinds of reports (e.g. ascendants or descendants reports), which would guide you through the results the research will lead to.

How much it costs? Our researcher fees are considered very affordable, expecially considering the high quality of the findings and of the reports.
Most important: our researchers fees are all inclusive, it means that we guarantee you will have no extra or hidden costs for the agreed activities.

You can read some feedback/testimonials we received about these services in this page

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