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The #1 Resource for Ital­ian Geneal­ogy and Dual Citizenship!

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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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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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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.