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Italian dual citizenship. Pursue your dream of living in Italy. Learn about your Italian ancestry heritage.

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9 Reasons to work with us on your Italian dual citizenship or Italian ancestry project:

    1. Your initial conversation starts with our owner.
    2. Our rates are reasonable.
    3. Payment plans may be available on some packages.
    4. If add on services are needed, they are often lower in cost than other providers fees.
    5. We provide exceptional, on-site service by going the extra mile on your project.
    6. Our staff knows where to find information that other providers cannot find.
    7. We offer monthly access to our owner through our Facebook “Live” series, Presto Italia.
    8. We provide current updates to genealogical research practices.
    9. Our support ranges from services for the DIYer to full service support – we work with you based on what you need.


We work to the highest genealogical standards. We are constantly studying and expanding our knowledge through a variety of educational opportunities in order to provide expert care on your pursuit of Italian dual citizenship or researching your Italian ancestry.  While at times clients simply want us to find a document in an Italian archive, we go above and beyond simple document retrieval in the quality of our translation and analysis of each document. We think standards and education in the field are important when it comes to Italian dual citizenship and Italian ancestry. Because of this belief, a client is afforded protections and recourses, if our work was not up to professional standards.

The owner, Melanie D. Holtz, is a professional Italian genealogist with 20+ years experience in the field. 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 Italian ancestry and reconnect with lost parts of your history. This is why she chose to name her business after her immigrating ancestor, Antonio Lo Schiavo.

We go above and beyond in the work we do.  With offices in both Italy and the United States, we can offer Italian genealogy and Italian dual citizenship research anywhere in mainland Italy, Sicilia, Sardinia, the Republic of San Marino, or any previously Italian parts of the world. Our firm did extensive research in Corsica, France, an area once ruled by the Genoese.

Our team is the most experienced in the business. We are the firm that other Italian genealogy research firms, Italian dual citizenship companies, professional Italian genealogists, and military and governmental agencies come to for quality Italian research. We are known for our abilities to find Italian records that other firms cannot locate.

We work at a fair hourly rate plus expenses, except for specific Italian document requests which have a set rate.  We feel working at an hourly rate is a transparent way to work and therefore fairer to our clients.  We can work within any budget and will be honest if your budget does not appear to allow enough time for the requested work.

We do this work full-time which means that we can give your Italian genealogy or Italian dual citizenship project the detailed attention it deserves!  The owner gives personal attention to each project and guides the research in the appropriate directions. This is where Melanie’s education and board-certification comes into play. She has the knowledge to clearly define an initial research plan, evolve the plan as the research progresses, and make sure that our clients are provided with a quality research product.

We believe our work speaks for itself. We believe that understanding the history behind the records and providing any cultural context necessary to understand the records is an important part of truly understanding your Italian ancestors. All of this and more can be found within our research reports.

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Thank you for the amazing and emotional report. A new discovery about my great-great grandfather being an abandoned child. This is new information to our family. Priceless. Your efforts are praised within our family.

– Jeff B

Enjoy the waters of Sicily once you have your Italian dual citizenship!

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