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Virtual Institute to Offer Italian Genealogy Course

Virtual Institute to Offer Italian Genealogy Course

The owner of Lo Schiavo Genealogica, Melanie D. Holtz, will be teaching an intermediate Italian genealogy course for the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research this October.  See the link below for more inf...
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Genealogical Records Destroyed by Italy’s Earthquake

Genealogical Records Destroyed by Italy’s Earthquake

The article at the link below describes some of the records of genealogical interest that were destroyed by Italy's recent earthquake. La mappa della basiliche e chiese devastate    
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Parish Records in Clusone, Bergamo province, Italy

Parish Records in Clusone, Bergamo province, Italy

Lo Schiavo Genealogica was privileged to research in the parish records of Clusone a few months ago. They have preserved their records well and made great progress on a digitization and indexing project, which ...
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The Catasti Onciari [Taxable Property Census]: Mining These Valuable Records

The Catasti Onciari [Taxable Property Census]: Mining These Valuable Records

The value of the catasti in Italian genealogy is often overlooked. Few of these records are available digitally or by microfilm. However, this will change in the coming years, as FamilySearch is digitizing many...
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Records Created by Italian Municipalities and Courts

Records Created by Italian Municipalities and Courts

The documents created by Italian municipalities and courts can have great value to your genealogical research. Let's take a look at the decree of Giuseppe Fedele Covi. Through this record you will see how much ...
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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.