How to Trace Your Italian Immigrant Ancestors Web Seminar Download

Learn how to trace your Italian immigrant ancestors through available records and genealogy research methods in this one hour webinar.

SKU: R3469

This product will be accessible from My Downloadable Products located in My Account after purchase.

Availability: In stock.


Please, log in or register to or .

Free Shipping on US Orders over $50


Presenter: Melanie D Holtz
Duration: 1 hour, including a live Q&A

Can you claim Italian ancestry in your family tree? Given that it's one of the top ten ancestry groups according to the 2010 US Census, there's a good chance that you may be descended from one of the 4 million Italian immigrants that arrived between 1880 and 1920. The key to finding your Italian roots lies in tracing that Italian immigrant ancestor and learning their motivations for leaving their homes and families. Learn how to trace Italian immigration in your family history with this new live webinar.

In this 60-minute presentation, you'll learn the research methods and records available for your family research on both sides of the Atlantic. Melanie D. Holtz will demonstrate successful research techniques and solutions unique to Italian genealogy, along with strategies for breaking through common Italian immigration brick walls.

Who Should Purchase This Webinar

You’ll love How to Trace Your Italian Immigrant Ancestors if …

  • you're seeking information on the Italian immigrants in your family history
  • you want to know what research methods to use to find information on your Italian ancestors
  • you're coming up frustrated and want some new research strategies
  • you want to know the historical background that may have driven your ancestor to immigrate
  • you want to become more efficient at Italian genealogy research

What You’ll Learn

How to Trace Your Italian Immigrant Ancestors features:

  • historical background of Italy's records
  • how the political structure shaped Italian emigration
  • an overview of common genealogical records available for Italian immigrant research
  • how to research from North America
  • key Italian record collections

About the Presenter: Melanie D Holtz

Melanie D. Holtz is a Certified Genealogist with 18 years experience specializing in 18th-20th century Italian genealogy research. She has focused primarily on Italian research the last 15 years and is skilled in finding those hard-to-find US immigration records and Italian towns of origin. She guides clients through their dual citizenship process, translates Italian documents and compiles family history books. She work in the records of all regions of Italy, as well as formerly Italian areas like Corsica.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R3469
Product Type Video Download
Runtime 60 minutes
File Type MP4, PDF
Author/Speaker/Editor Melanie D. Holtz
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please,

Fulfillment Info

Shipping Options
For United States customers:

Ground: $4.95 flat rate. Free shipping on orders over $50
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2-8 business days. Includes tracking information.

2nd Day Air: $19.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2 business days; no P.O. boxes. 2nd Day shipping includes tracking information.

Next Day Air: $49.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 1 business day; no P.O. boxes. Next Day shipping includes tracking information.

For International customers:

  • Shipping Method —All orders are sent via Airmail. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive.
  • Tracking information is not available for International orders at this time.

International Air Printed Matter: $6.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is dependent on final destination. For Canada, the estimated shipping time is 2-4 weeks. For other International Countries please allow for an estimated shipping time of 4-6 weeks.

Digital Product Download
When you purchase a downloadable item from our store, you have unlimited access to your purchase and can download it as many times and as often as needed.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Sign Up/Sign In at the top right corner.
  3. Sign in with your email and password.
  4. Click on Welcome, (your name)! At the top right corner
  5. On the left side of the screen is a list of options. Click on MY DOWNLOADABLE PRODUCTS
  6. Underneath the Product Title will be the download link. Click the link to view the PDF or Video.
  7. To save your purchases to your computer please do the following: 
    *PC Users: Right click on the download link, select Save Link As (Firefox, Chrome) or Save Target As (Internet Explorer).
    *MAC Users: Hold the Ctrl button while clicking on the download link and select the option Save Link As (Safari).
  8. Save the download(s) to your “Desktop,” “My Documents” or other favorite folder. Click Save.

If you are having trouble opening your download, we recommend using the latest version of Adobe Reader for eBooks, digital magazine issues and patterns/projects. Get it here for free:

For videos, we recommend using VLC Player. Here is the link to access VLC download for free:

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Digital Courses and Streaming Video

If you have purchased an on-demand courses or video you can access your product immediately by following the directions below. If you have purchased course with a start date you can still access it by following the directions below but may be limited to what you can access until the course starts at the date that was described in the details section of the product you purchased. 

Here are instructions for accessing your course:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Sign Up/Sign In at the top right corner.
  3. Sign in with your email and password.
  4. Click on Welcome, (your name)! At the top right corner
  5. On the left side of the screen click on MY Workshops.
  6. Click Go to Course link to the far right of the course title. If nothing happens, verify that your pop-up blocker is off.
  7. If you are directed to a screen asking for your name and email address, fill in the information.
  8. You will be taken to your Dashboard, where you will see your course listed.
  9. Click on the teal button to the far right of the course title. It should either say Start Watching or Continue.
  10. Click the Play button to start viewing the course.
    *If there are course materials available, they will be found under the Menu tab at the top of the viewing window.

To Access Course Materials:

  1. Click on the Menu tab.
  2. Click on Resources.
  3. You will see the number of Files available for the course.
  4. Click Files.
  5. Click View/Download to the right of the file title to access it.
Most of our courses are not downloadable and must be accessed via streaming while logged into your account. You have unlimited access to your course and can view it as many times and as often as needed. For courses on desktop or laptop computers, you will have to allow pop ups on our website from your web browser. Many web browsers will display a small notification at the top of the page that reads "popup blocked" upon clicking "Go to Course." Click on this notification to enable popups on our site. This will allow you to view the course.

If you do not see this notification, you simply have to navigate to your web browser's "settings" and disable your popup blocker there, or choose to allow popups on our site.

For instructions on Chrome go to

For courses on Apple mobile devices, such as iPad and iPhone, go into iPhone settings -> safari -> block popups and turn it off.
Then when you click on "go to course" from your device's internet browser app, you will be asked to allow popups for this site. Choose yes, and you should be good to go.