What’s New at Sicilian Family Tree?

Recommended Reading

A lot of people ask me for recommendations on books that can help them with their research and I definitely have a few favorites! I’ve just compiled Sicilian Family Tree’s Recommended Genealogy Books using Amazon and Listmania. Included are several books that can help you with general genealogy research as well as several that are specific to Italian genealogy. Of course, I included my two favorites: A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your Italian Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage and Italian Genealogical Records: How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical & Other Records in Family History Research (Italian Edition).

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You can use the search engine on the left (above the Shop The Bookstore image) to find exactly what you are looking for on www.SicilianFamilyTree.com!

Now Accepting New Clients! 

I am now accepting new genealogy research clients! Visit my Research Services page for more information on how I can help you learn more about your Italian or Sicilian heritage.

Updated Pages and Content! 

Many of the pages on Sicilian Family Tree have been recently updated, including all of the Research Links pages, the Misilmeri Surname Registry, Misilmeri Databases, and the external links and the Excel databases for 9 cities on the Additional Town Databases page. A few weeks ago I also updated the list of 850+ films that I have on indefinite loan at my family history center (see the Research Services page). In the coming weeks, I will be updating the Bookstore with new materials. Keep checking back and “Like” us on Facebook to be notified of updates!

Over 200 Likes on Facebook!    

Thank you to everyone who has “liked” Sicilian Family Tree on Facebook! 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.

Have You Tried Contacting Sicilian Family Tree?   

The Contact Me page of my website was not working properly for at least 6 months or longer. If you have tried to contact me through that form, I may not have received your message and I sincerely apologize for my lack of response. The form is working now (6-25-14). You may also send me an email at jennifer petrino @ sicilian family tree.com (with no spaces) with any questions or comments you have. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused!

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!