Italian Genealogy 101 Home Study Course

You'll learn how to conduct research and find records in North America, Italy, and on the best websites for Italian genealogy.
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From the years 1880 to 1920, more than 4 million Italians immigrated to the US, where they set up ethnic enclaves from New York to Chicago. Today more than 17 million Americans can claim Italian ancestry. If you're one of those individuals and are ready to reach down into your Italian roots, then our Italian Genealogy 101 Independent Study Course is for you. You'll learn how to conduct research and find records in North America, Italy, and on the best websites for Italian genealogy.   

 

What You'll Learn:   
•    How historical events and the political structure affect record keeping   
•    How to understand key Italian genealogy terms   
•    How to find your Italian place of origin   
•    What Italian records you can find and how to obtain them   
•    Where to look for records in Italy and what sort of documents you can find   
•    How to overcome common problems and brick walls in Italian genealogy

Course Syllabus:
Lesson 1: Historical Background and How Political Structure Affected Record Keeping
    •    Introduction
Reasons for Researching
Getting Started
    •    Historical Background
    •    Political Structure That Affected Record Keeping
Comune/Cittá – Town/City
Provincia – Province
Regione – Region
Parrocchia – Parish
Diocese – Diocese
    •    Locating the Italian Place of Origin - Why It’s Important
Using Maps, Atlases and Gazetteers
Online Resources
Ports of Embarkation

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Lesson 2: Italian Genealogical Records
 
Available Record Types
  • Civil Registration
    • When did Civil Registration Begin?
  • Italian Archival Designations
  • Italian Privacy Restrictions
  • Useful Civil Records
  • Conflict Between Church and State and how it Affected Record-keeping.
    • Parish and Diocesan Records
    • When did They Begin?
    • Useful Ecclesiastical Records
    • What Can Be Found in the Parish Archives
    • What Can Be Found in the Diocesan Archives
  • Military and Other Useful Records

 
?Lesson 3: Researching in North America and Italy – Archives and Resources
 
Researching in North America
 
Why Begin the Research in the Country of Residence?
    •    Networking and Collaborating with Other Researchers
    •    Useful Family Artifacts
    •    What Italian Records Can Be Accessed Here?
FamilySearch International
FamilySearch’s Agreement with the Italian Government – What does this mean for you?
Online Indexes or Databases
Use of Annual or Decennial Indexes

 
Researching in Italy

    •    Where are the Records Located?
    •    Antenati Gli Archivi per la Ricerca Anagrafica – Website of Main Italian Archives
    •    Contacting Italian archives and repositories
    •    Languages
    •    Researching Onsite

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Lesson 4: Overcoming Research Obstacles

    •    Common problems and pitfalls
Record Loss/Destruction
Provincial Boundary Changes
Handwriting and/or Abbreviations
    •    Collateral research and cluster genealogy
    •    Evidentiary Strength in Italian Genealogical Documents
    •    Citation Basics for Italian Genealogical Documents
 
 

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU T6995
File Type PDF
Product Type Independent Study Course
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
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