“Italian Genealogical Evidence Practicum”
“Italian Ecclesiastical (Parish) Records”
Melanie D. Holtz, CG is available for virtual webinars using the Zoom webinar software. Having a virtual option enables genealogical societies and cultural organizations to lessen the costs of hiring a speaker. $150 per webinar
“From Venezia to Cantania: the Basics of Italian Research” — This lecture is for the beginner in Italian genealogical research. It covers the intricacies of civil registration and the basics of ecclesiastical records.
“Understanding the Registri di Popolazione, Scheda, and Foglio di Stato Famiglia” - This lecture discusses the history behind these valuable records and how they can be used to verify vital information and track a families’ movements around the country or world. This lecture is intended for the intermediate researcher in Italian genealogy.
“Italian Civil Records (State Civile): Going Beyond the Basics” — This lecture discusses more advanced records within Italy’s civil registration. Allegati [birth, death, and marriage supplements/attachments], Cittadinanza [citizenship] records, and Atti Diversi [diverse acts] are discussed. This lecture is intended for the intermediate researcher in Italian genealogy.
“The Proietti: Researching an Abandoned Child in Italy” — This lecture focuses on a common problem in Italian genealogy, when our research encounters an abandoned child. Does our research end there? What resources could be used to further the research? What social and political intricacies were in play in these situations?
“Italian Civil Records: Finding Errant Records” - This lecture shows how to find missing civil records through the discussion of several case studies. Often, the key lies in knowing how the records were originally created and where they are conserved now.
“Stato D’Anime [State of the Souls]: Dissecting These Valuable Records” — The stato d’anime records can be a huge help to your research, especially during those time periods that precede civil registration in Italy. Learn how to access these records, how and why they were created, and how to evaluate the evidence they contain.
“The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Italy”
The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide is the complete and up-to-date reference material on on the market today. Want to learn how to research your Italian ancestors? Want to learn about the history of your ancestors, find out where they were born, and explore where they came from? Do you want to learn how to find the Italian documents you need for your citizenship application? All can be found in this book and more!
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“I wish I had this book years again when I was trying to research my Italian history. Since I am Italian on both sides of my family and fell in love with Italy 20 years ago I had to research my Italian heritage the hard way, it would have been much easier if I had this book then. The background and cultural pit falls that one might find are easily explained and a solution for them clearly written helping you to find the information you need.
“Millions of us have Italian ancestors who came to the US in the 1800s and 1900s. For those of us who are interested in finding out more about these immigrant ancestors as well as their lives and families back in Italy, this book is an essential tool! Besides being written in a clear and easy to follow style, the book outlines a step-by-step approach to researching our Italian ancestors in a way that would help any of us be more efficient and productive. The chapters are well defined with key points and research skills outlined at the end of each chapter. The author provides insights into Italian history, geography and law that are critical to fully understanding the records she will help us discover. The book also contains many up-to-date resources and examples to follow. I have been researching my Italian ancestors for about four years, but I have still learned a great deal from reading this book. I only wish I had it right from the start!
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Italian Research Guides for Genealogical and Historical Research
Lo Schiavo Genealogica is proud to announce their current and upcoming publications of Italian Research Guides, designed to help you further your genealogical and historical research in Italy. The research guides are full of valuable information about the collections held in Italy’s archives, libraries, historical societies, and other repositories within each province. They also include information on access, regulations, permissions, and other information useful in gaining access to these resources!
The Italian Research Guides will be available in the following e‑reader formats: Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and GooglePlay. Having the guides in an electronic format will make them easier to transport and consult while researching onsite in Italy!
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