Finding Italian Roots
by John Philip Colletta
In ever-increasing numbers, Americans of Italian descent are becoming interested in tracing their families back to the Old Country and visiting their ancestral villages; but few people know where to begin or how to obtain information from Italy.
This guide explains it all! It describes the resources available here in the United States for "climbing your family tree" back to your immigrant ancestor, then shows how you can tap into the wealth of information available in the town halls, archives, churches, and libraries of Italy. Major changes in this edition concern the new civil record repositories as well as a map of contemporary Italy.
Whether you choose to conduct your family research by traveling to Italy or by writing to town archives and other repositories of family information, this is complete guide is for you!
130 pp., paperback, (1993) corrected 1996, ISBN 1393-51393-5