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Finding Your Italian Roots. The Complete Guide For Americans. Second Edition
     

Finding Your Italian Roots. The Complete Guide For Americans. Second Edition

by John Philip Colletta
 
In ever increasing numbers, Americans of Italian descent are becoming interested in tracing their ancestral villages; but few people know where to begin or how to obtain information from Italy. This guide explains it all! It describes the resources available here in the United States for climbing your family tree back to your immigrant ancestor, then shows how you

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In ever increasing numbers, Americans of Italian descent are becoming interested in tracing their ancestral villages; but few people know where to begin or how to obtain information from Italy. This guide explains it all! It describes the resources available here in the United States for climbing your family tree back to your immigrant ancestor, then shows how you can tap into the wealth of information available in the town halls, archives, churches and libraries of Italy. Step-by-step the author leads you on your journey, giving helpful hints and practical advice garnered from over twenty years of experience researching Italian families. The glossary of key Italian terms and the annotated bibliography ensures that all Italian Americans can rediscover their heritage!

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Colletta has produced the only recent guidebook for the millions of Italian Americans researching their family history, and the first that is truly authoritative. An authority on Italian genealogy and a well-known speaker and author, Colletta provides a book that is both helpful for beginners and an excellent source of detail for experienced researchers, especially in the Italian records chapters. The book focuses both on using sources in the United States to identify the places of origin of Italian ancestors and identifying repositories in Italy, including archives, religious records, and libraries. Practical tips are given for research and travel. Among the book's strengths are its glossary of Italian words an American is likely to encounter in research and its truly outstanding annotated bibliography. It's a great pity that some of the illustrations are hardly legible and that there is no index. Still, on balance, the book is well done and an essential guide for anyone undertaking Italian genealogy.-- Judith P. Reid, Library of Congress

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806317410
Publisher:
Genealogical Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
793,865
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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