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Recommended Reading

I just ordered the Kindle version of The Italian-American Guide to Seeking Dual Citizenship as Blood Right (Volume 1) by Valerie Winkler. I’ve helped a lot of clients go through the Dual Citizenship process and I actually have an appointment in June 2017 at the Miami Consulate to turn in my own application for Dual Citizenship. Even though I am experienced in helping others through the process, I am interested to see if this book provides me with information on things I didn’t already know. The reviews indicate that everyone found it useful. I’ll keep you posted!

Over 1600 Likes on Facebook!    

Wow! Our Facebook following continues to grow and we now have over 1600 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!


Recent Facebook Posts

Recently I posted about a fantastic database on Ancestry.com called the Social Security Applications and Claims Index. Some of these records include the names of parents, but not all of them do. One answer could be that the parent names were simply not included on the original application or claim at all. Another could be an Ancestry.com rule: Unless the deceased would be at least 75 years old today, they do not include the parent names. More info about this database can be found here: search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 ... See MoreSee Less

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