Italian Americans and those of Italian descent around the world have a unique and rich heritage. Now several generations past their immigrating ancestors, more and more Italian descendants want to learn about their ancestors’ lives and the families they left behind. Amongst this group are many who are seeking to reclaim the Italian citizenship of their ancestors. As researchers in Italian genealogy, we’ve found great satisfaction in reuniting descendants with the heritage and culture of their ancestors. Italians have played an integral part in all aspects of life here in the United States and around the world.
The owner of Lo Schiavo Genealogica, Melanie D. Holtz, CG, is a board-certified genealogist who specializes in Italian research and dual citizenship. As an Italian-American, she brings her love of family and her Italian ancestry to every research project. She understands what it means to find your ancestors and reconnect with lost parts of your history. This is why she chose to name her business after her immigrating ancestor, Antonino Lo Schiavo.
As a board-certified genealogist, she is one of only a few active professional genealogists worldwide that became certified using Italian research as their work samples. To understand the value in hiring a board-certified genealogist see the website of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.