A Little Italy
6/19/2014
These 10 genealogy resources will give you a taste of your Italian roots.
“What’s new?” This question ranks high on the FAQ list when you run into someone you haven’t seen for a while.
 
In genealogy, “What’s new?” can elicit an excited iteration about a new website filled with indexes or records, making an ancestor search quicker and easier. But ask a researcher tracing Italians “What’s new?” and you’re likely to get a shoulder shrug, a toe kicking the dirt, a mumbled “Not much.”
 
It seems Italian genealogy is moving into the electronic age at a sloth’s pace. A minuscule number of Italian records are popping up on sites such as Ancestry.com <ancestry.com> and FamilySearch’s Record Search Pilot Site, but I bet they aren’t the ones you need.