Student's Guide To Italian American Genealogy

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School Library Journal
Gr 7 UpPicking up where Lila Perl's The Great Ancestor Hunt (Clarion, 1989) leaves off, these books provide the actual details of researching ancestors from specific nationalities. Each one follows a similar format of introducing the country, ethnic group, and emigration to America. The organization of the books differs after these initial chapters, with each focusing on different ways to chronicle a family history. The authors are realistic about the research, cautioning readers about reluctant interviewees and the expense that might be incurred. The tone, however, remains enthusiastic in both. Both books also touch upon adoption and how one can search for birth parents. Extensive, annotated lists of resources appear at the end of each chapter, and include Internet sites, computer programs, and addresses and phone numbers of related government agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Full-color and black-and-white photos lend an attractive touch. These books should be the first stop for students interested in tracing their roots for a school or family project, or for personal knowledge about their heritage.Carol Fazioli, Cardinal Hayes Library, Manhattan College, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897749732
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/24/1996
  • Series: Oryx American Family Tree Series
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

TERRA CASTIGLIA BROCKMAN is a writer and editor living in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Why Trace Your Roots? 1
Ch. 2 The History of Italian Immigration 13
Ch. 3 Beginning Your Genealogical Search 87
Ch. 4 Getting the Inside Story 107
Ch. 5 Using Outside Sources 122
Ch. 6 Research in Italy 143
Ch. 7 Nontraditional Families 152
Ch. 8 Putting It All Together 158
Glossary 164
Index 166
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