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Welcome to Lo Schiavo Genealogica

The #1 Resource for Ital­ian Geneal­o­gy and Dual Cit­i­zen­ship!

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Research Trip — Spring 2020

Research Trip — Spring 2020

Looking to learn more about your ancestry in Italy? Lo Schiavo Genealogica’s research team will be onsite in Italy between February - April 2020. We have a few research slots that are still available in the fo...
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The Italian Dream

The Italian Dream

With hopes of filling your dreams of endlessly beautiful vistas, sunflowers and sunshine that typically represent Tuscany,  Dream of Italy is a site to fan the flames of your desire to visit Italy. ...
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Traces of Fascism in Italian civil records: 1926 to 1945

Traces of Fascism in Italian civil records: 1926 to 1945

(1) In 1926, Mussolini replaced previously autonomous town mayors [Sindaco] with authoritarian officers appointed by the Fascist party. An officer of this type was called a PODESTA.'   (2) Beginnin...
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Italian Parish Marriage Records

Italian Parish Marriage Records

Ecclesiastical Marriage Record of Michele Novella and Clara Risso [Number] 7 7 July [1667]…marriage banns were posted on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of the previous month and no legitimate impediments were det...
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The Value of Notarial Records in Genealogical Research

The Value of Notarial Records in Genealogical Research

Notarial records have the possibility of providing information on the ancestors you are researching that cannot be found in any other type of Italian document or historical resource. I once found an amazingly h...
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Testimonials

“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.
“Melanie had to over­come obsta­cles in com­plet­ing this project, the civil records office in Boville Ernica was very unco­op­er­a­tive in ...
Anne M.
“Kudos to Melanie Holtz and Lo Schi­avo Genealog­ica! Melanie’s research and reports were thor­ough, pro­fes­sional, and con­cise. I applaud...
Frank M. Frioli
“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.