Recommended Books of the Month
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 the 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!
City of Palermo Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes ONLINE!
If your family hails from the City of Palermo, you are in luck! You can now find the city of Palermo marriage index (1820-1895). This online index is courtesy of the wonderful Hugh Tornabene, who has used his skills and a bunch of high tech gadgets to bring this valuable genealogy resource to the web. Thanks Hugh!
Thank you to Maddalena Cassata DeLorenzo, Tom Russo and Caroline Ilardo Jaworski for the pictures they have contributed for use on this site!