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Welcome to Lo Schiavo Genealogica

The #1 Resource for Ital­ian Geneal­ogy and Dual Citizenship!

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Lectures on Italian Genealogy

Lectures on Italian Genealogy

The owner of Lo Schiavo Genealogica, Melanie D. Holtz, CG, is available for lectures, whether in-person or by webinar. Webinars will be conducted using the GoToWebinar software. This virtual option enables  gen...
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Solving Problems With a Reasonably Exhaustive Research and Genealogical Analysis

Solving Problems With a Reasonably Exhaustive Research and Genealogical Analysis

Francesco Catanzaro lived just 27 days, yet the records created in that short period of time differed as to what his father's name was. The inaccessibility of ecclesiastical records further limited the availabl...
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Italian Genealogical Evidence Practicum Course

Italian Genealogical Evidence Practicum Course

Sometimes an Italian “brick wall” can be resolved by understanding the history behind the records, the laws that affected them, and through careful evaluation of the evidence and information contained within th...
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Italian History and Culture

Italian History and Culture

For the last few years, Google Books has been digitizing thousands of books contained in Italian libraries. Through this resource one can often find older, out-of-copyright, and genealogically useful books. ...
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Evaluating the Evidence in an Italian Record

Evaluating the Evidence in an Italian Record

Now let's take a look at the decree of Giuseppe Fedele Covi, and discuss the evidentiary value of the different pieces of information the document contains. I've set my comments apart from the text of the docum...
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Testimonials

Headshot female 2 Alexandria
“I recently had the plea­sure of work­ing with Melanie at the rec­om­men­da­tion of a dual cit­i­zen­ship agency I was using in Italy. I was...
Alexandria N.
Headshot female 1 Anne
“Melanie had to over­come obsta­cles in com­plet­ing this project, the civil records office in Boville, Ernica was very unco­op­er­a­tive in...
Anne M.
Headshot male 2 Frank
“Kudos to Melanie Holtz and Lo Schi­avo Genealog­ica! Melanie’s research and reports were thor­ough, pro­fes­sional, and con­cise. I applaud...
Frank M. Frioli
Headshot male 1 Craig
“Melanie Holtz is the best per­son in this busi­ness.  I have been work­ing on get­ting my Ital­ian dual cit­i­zen­ship for about two years ...
Craig C.