What’s New at Sicilian Family Tree?

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The Contact Me page of my website is not working properly and I don’t know for how long it has been malfunctioning, but it may have been for 6 months or longer. If you have tried to contact me through that form, I have not received your message and I sincerely apologize for my lack of response. You may 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!


New Updates Coming! 

Over the summer, I plan on going through every page of the site and updating content, links, pictures and files. I have already updated the list of 850+ films I keep on indefinite loan at my local Family History Center. You can access the list on the Research Services page.

New BLOG and FACEBOOK pages!

Sicilian Family Tree now has a Blog page that will be updated regularly with tips, suggestions, ideas, and information to help you research your Italian and Sicilian heritage. Recent posts share tips for using FamilySearch, how to find post-1866 marriages and more. Look for the Blog link at the top of any Sicilian Family Tree page. That’s always the best and first place to go to find out what is NEW at Sicilian Family Tree!

I’ve also started a Sicilian Family Tree Facebook page so that I can stay connected with those who have an interest in Italian or Sicilian genealogy research. If you LIKE the page and select to get notifications via your News Feed, you’ll see ideas, tips and information from Sicilian Family Tree periodically.

Recommended Reading

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 my 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!

Thank you to Maddalena Cassata DeLorenzo, Tom Russo and Caroline Ilardo Jaworski for the pictures they have contributed for use on this site!