I recently came upon a new book called Sicilian Genealogy and Heraldry by Louis Mendola. It’s one of the only books I have seen that specifically addresses Sicilian genealogy. I just ordered it myself so I will update this post when I have read it. Not too long ago, I compiled a Listmania List called Sicilian Family Tree’s Recommended Genealogy Books. It includes my favorite Italian genealogy books, plus others that can help you with your research in American resources. As always, please visit my bookstore for numerous helpful genealogy selections including dictionaries, guides, genealogy software and more.
Over 1400 Likes on Facebook!
Wow! Our Facebook following continues to grow and we now have over 1400 likes! I am just amazed at what Facebook has done in the world, connecting people from all over. I have been sharing helpful links and tips there periodically and it is nice to see that they have been helpful for people. To like us on Facebook, click the facebook icon at the top of this page or go to https://www.facebook.com/SicilianFamilyTree.
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!
Thank you to Maddalena Cassata DeLorenzo, Tom Russo and Caroline Ilardo Jaworski for the pictures they have contributed for use on this site!