New BLOG and FACEBOOK pages!
Sicilian Family Tree now has a Blog page that will be updated regularly with tips, suggestions, ideas, and information to help you research your Italian and Sicilian heritage. Recent posts share tips for using FamilySearch, how to find post-1866 marriages and more. Look for the Blog link at the top of any Sicilian Family Tree page. That’s always the best and first place to go to find out what is NEW at Sicilian Family Tree!
I’ve also started a Sicilian Family Tree Facebook page so that I can stay connected with those who have an interest in Italian or Sicilian genealogy research. If you LIKE the page and select to get notifications via your News Feed, you’ll see ideas, tips and information from Sicilian Family Tree periodically.
I’ve been getting a lot of emails from people interested in obtaining Dual Citizenship based on their Italian heritage. I have some helpful links on my Ships and Naturalization page, but I’m also recommending The Italian-American Guide to Seeking Dual Citizenship as Blood Right and Italian Dual Citizenship: by the Right of Blood: Comprehensive Step-by-Step Instructions to Guide You Through the Entire Process. Both of these look like fabulous resources to get you through this rewarding, yet somewhat challenging experience.
How and Where to Begin Researching?
I get many emails from people who are just starting their quest for their Italian or Sicilian family heritage. For those of you just starting out, I suggest you visit the Research Links page. There you will find loads of information about how and where to start. One item I consider a MUST-HAVE for anyone who is researching their Italian or Sicilian heritage is the book called A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your Italian Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage, by Lynn Nelson. It’s only about $15 from Amazon.com and it is well worth every cent. Good luck!