Genealogy Services

Lo Schiavo Genealogica, LLC can provide professional Italian genealogical research services onsite anywhere in mainland Italy, Sicilia, or Sardinia. There are many Italian archives that are not accessible from a distance, especially if you want to research your ancestors before 1800. In order to accurately estimate time and expenses, we will need a detailed summary of your previous research and what your research goals are so we can provide the best service possible.

Our owner of Lo Schiavo Genealogica, Melanie D. Holtz, is a professional genealogist with 20+ years of experience who specializes in Italian research and citizenship via jure sanguinis. 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.

To learn more about our genealogy services, please visit the links below:

Italian Genealogy
Onsite Genealogy Research

For genealogy research, our hourly fee is $125.

Additionally, there will be new hourly groupings for research with a 10 hour minimum:

10 hours for $1,250

20 hours for $2,500

30 hours for $3,750

40 hours for $5,000

To take a deeper dive on how to trace your family tree in Italy, purchase Melanie’s book: The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide. We are also sharing content from the book in a YouTube series and a podcast!


Download our list of five Italian genealogical resources to use when doing your own research!  For more tips and resources, purchase The Family Tree Italian Genealogy Guide - it is a complete and reference book to work on your Italian family tree. 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! Click here to get your copy.

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