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A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Italian Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage (Genealogist's Guides to Discovering Your Ancestor...) download epub

by Lynn Nelson


Epub Book: 1491 kb. | Fb2 Book: 1711 kb.
This practical guide takes beginners step-by-step through the research process, and includes advanced tips for more experienced researchers. You'll learn general guidelines of genealogy that ensure success; how to use major American records such as census and naturalization records, ship passenger lists and passport applications; how to use minor American records such as family letters, church and cemetery records and newspapers; how to find Italian vital records - civil documents that record births, marriages and deaths; how to read the margin notations in Italian records to learn even more about your family; how to interview relatives; and how to make the most of every piece of information you uncover. This easy-to-use reference even includes information on Italian naming traditions, how to read foreign handwriting from hundreds of years ago, ingenious tips for using an English/Italian dictionary, and a letter-writing guide you can use to request data from Italian officials - in Italian!

Comments: (7)

Wenyost
I've only just begun reading this book but from what I've seen so far, it has great information and links to additional sources of material. Just learning about how children are named was fascinating, and may give me an idea of how to trace my ancestry back a bit farther. I like the historical background provided about what living in Italy was like during certain decades....giving possible reasons why families may have emigrated to the USA.
Kipabi
Coming into the world of genealogy as an Italian neophyte this book is a God send. What would probably have taken me years to discover and address has been accomplished in less that a week. If you have an Italian heritage that you really want to discover you could not find a better guide - period!
Morlurne
Very good reference for finding your Italian roots. Has a number of forms that you can use to determine what is on the original Italian ones. Only issue is that it was written before the Internet became available so there are not many links for online sites.
Keramar
Very interesting. Love the cover.
Itiannta
Definitely a great book to have. Just started researching some Italian lines in Italy's vital records, and the book was invaluable for assisting me in understanding what I was looking at. Is it the best book to have? I don't know, but it certainly has been an asset as I start off on this part of my journey.
Celen
This book has been very helpful. I am searching for my ancestors and am a beginner reader of very old Italian civil records.The book is worth the money.
Humin
Well worth the price.
This book is very helpful in navigating the sometimes difficult to understand Italian records. Author seems to repeat things quite often.
A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Italian Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage (Genealogist's Guides to Discovering Your Ancestor...) download epub
Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Author: Lynn Nelson
ISBN: 1558704264
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Betterway Books; 1st edition (September 1, 1997)
Pages: 128 pages