How to search for Italian ancestors? Complete guide
This guide will guide you in the search for your Italian ancestor. If you are looking to reconstruct the history of your family you will be pleased to know who your Italian ancestor was, where he was born, what that place was like, at what time he emigrated, why he emigrated and so many other stories and events that you will discover little by little.
Someone once said that genealogy without documents is mythology and that is precisely where our passion lies: in finding the documents that show us who our ancestors were. If you are only interested in obtaining Italian citizenship this guide will be of enormous help as well. Although surely, in the course of searching for the necessary documents you will get sick with the "genealogy virus".
In this sector of the page we will answer the most frequently asked questions regarding the search for information of the Italian ancestor:
How and where to find data of the Italian ancestor?
- Firststeps in the search for the ancestor How to start putting together the family tree?
- Tips for assembling the family tree How to approximate dates? How to record the data we obtain?
- Where was my Italian ancestor born? The place of birth of the Italian grandfather is usually an unknown fact. How to find out the place of birth of the avo? How do I know where my Italian great-grandfather was born?
- What if I can't find data?
- Where is the commune of my Italian ancestor? In Italy there were several territorial reorganizations, communes that merged, changed their name. Maybe your ancestor mentioned his place of origin in dialect. In this note you will find some resources to find data of the commune.
- Italian documents that can provide information about our ancestors
Other important topics
- Italian citizenship
- Documents from Argentina containing data from our ancestors
- Italian archives that preserve the documents with information of our ancestors.
- Learn about Italy, the land of our grandparents