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Old 06-16-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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I have alot of Italian ancestry that I want to track down and I am wondering what good resources for that might be. I know that Ancestry.com claims access to some Italian records. I know that overall it is a good site, but can anyone with experience tell me if specifically it is good for tracking down Italian records? Are there any other sites that would be good to utilize? I know that initially my ancestors came from Napoli. Thanks for any input!
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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All sites are hit or miss for Italy, just like US records. For my line from Abruzzo, I got lucky in that the LDS site at
https://www.familysearch.org/search had quite a bit of "free" birth and marriage records that were/are not available on Ancestry.com

Also look at the sites list here

Cyndi's List - Italy / Italia
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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I know that Ancestry.com claims access to some Italian records.
It's more than a claim. See for yourself. This is a list of all the ONLINE record collections for Italy which are available for viewing:

https://familysearch.org/search/coll...ntryId=1927178

If you scroll down, you will see 28 different collections for Napoli which you can browse.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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I second the recommedation for: www.familysearch.org

www.ancestry.com is a subscription site, but is available for free on many pubic library computers.

It's a good idea to start with what you know & work your way back generation by generation.

If they came through Ellis Island or Castle Garden you can search both those databases at www.stevemorse.org

If they naturalized than those documents will give you more info (especially if they naturalized post-1906.)
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:54 PM
 
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If there is any link to NYC - try Italian Genealogy . It is a little clunky to search -- but for anyone with NYC roots, it, and German Genealogy are great for vital records. Also this https://familysearch.org/blog/en/com...ian-ancestors/

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Old 06-18-2013, 02:37 AM
 
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Home | Ancestors - Italian Archives for Genealogical Research. It's not complete but if you have ancestry in any of the areas they have added, it should be very useful.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:39 PM
 
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Count me in as far as vouching for how valuable familysearch.org is for Italian research. There are also some awesome Italian genealogy groups on Facebook, some even specific to the region you are researching in. I also highly recommend this book:

Italian Genealogical Records: How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical & Other Records in Family History Research (Italian Edition): Trafford R Cole: 9780916489588: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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There are some good Palermo records on this site Italian Genealogy | Brooklyn Ancestry


Well It wont display the link for some reason

brooklynancestry.com/italian-genealogy>Palermo records

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Old 09-14-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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Try this:

Italian Genealogy | Brooklyn Ancestry

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Old 03-25-2017, 10:51 PM
 
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I agree familysearch.org is an awesome starting point and they have records that aren't indexed yet but still searchable. Definitely look for those. Research is tedious no matter what site you use. Look for alternate spellings and dates. Be creative, but look for confirmation of your findings as well. You can also start with the local library where your ancestors lived and see what genealogical records they may have. If anyone needs help with their Italian genealogy email me at cleverjeanie@gmail.com
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