Category: Resources

Pagine Bianche – Updated

*This is an updated current tutorial to the previously posted content titled Pagine Bianche – Italian White Pages .* A great resource for looking up Italian surnames and locating people in Italy is to use the on line Pagine Bianche [White Pages].  This telephone directory also links to the Pagine Gialle or the Yellow Pages so you can locate […]

Gens-Italia- Updated Overview Tutorial

Gens-Italia – Short Overview Gens-Italia  is an excellent site to use to see the distribution of your surname in Italy.  Some of you might remember it as the site Susan Sarandon used in the April 2010 episode of Who do You Think You Are? to help her get started on researching her roots. While I […]

Top 23 Italian Surnames

Ever wonder what the top Italian Surnames were in the United States?  Well no need to wonder anymore.  Ross Hinds of Grinberg News has used the info taken from the 2014 U.S. Census and written a short article called Revealed: Most common Italian surnames in America in where he has included the the names and […]

Child-Naming Patterns

Interesting read: Child-Naming Patterns – A tool to Assist with Family Reconstitution written by Richard Woodruff Price, MA, AG which clearly suggests that not only have child-naming patterns been around since the beginning of time but also how that same pattern can help assist in a persons genealogical research.

Links Page Updated

The Links to Websites with Italian Records page has been updated. Most of the links added are to free sites. There are several new links added and many more to add so visit often to see what’s new! If you have a genealogy or family website that you would like to add, I would love […]

Jewish Genealogy in Italy

Interested in Jewish-Italian Genealogy? Then make sure to check out the pages over at JewishGen.org where they offer a wide variety of interesting page and resources which cover topics such as History of Jews, Surnames and Heraldry. From the Short History of Italian Jews written by Nardo Bonomi page: Italian Jews adopted family names since […]

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