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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!


 

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Over 330 FamilySearch digital camera teams worldwide will digitally preserve 125–150 million historical records in 2017 for free online access. Another 200 million images will be added from FamilySearch's microfilm conversion project that uses 25 specialized machines to convert its vast microfilm collection at its Granite Mountain Records Vault for online access. Over 30 percent of the 2.4 million rolls of microfilm have already been digitized and published online. The digital collections can be located in the FamilySearch catalog online and by perusing collection lists by location.

FamilySearch's online community of volunteers will be focused on creating searchable name indexes to two major collections in the United States (marriage records and immigration records that will include passenger lists, border crossings, and naturalization petitions), and core record collections from select high priority countries.
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