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Genealogy Info

Over the last 20 years I have been doing an in-depth search on my own family history. It has taken me from Italy to Spain, and back to Italy! It's wonderful to know that in the little hilltop villages of the many regions of Italy the parish clergy have recorded, over many centuries, whole family histories. I have traced my line back to 1600 in the hamlet of Civitavecchia, city of Arpino, Frosinone, Lazio. It's wonderful to see the names of my ancestors and the many different families they married into over a period of ten generations ( see the Rea family history ).

This page is in response to the many enquiries I receive regarding personal family histories. Although my interst is the social history of Little Italy, I'm not a genealogist, and don't have extensive records of family histories. However I hope these addresses, which I have used in my own research, are of help. Please note that it may take some time to receive a reply, particularly from Italy. You may even have to write more than once, or make a small contribution for information. Your chances with Italian contacts will improve if you can write your enquiry in Italian. If you find any sources in your search that you feel would also help other people, please feel freee to message me and I'll add them to this page.

Check our family surnames page to see if you have connections with Ancoats Little Italy here in Manchester, UK.

Useful Genealogy Addresses in Italy

Archivio Centrale dello Stato
Piazzale degli Archivi 27
00144 Rome
Italy

Instituto Genealogico Italiano
via Santo Spirito 27
50121 Florence
Italy

Family History Centre
Casa Riunione
Milan
Italy

Useful Genealogy Addresses in Britain

Association of Genealogists and Record Agents
The Secretary
29 Badgers Close
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 5RU
England

Catholic Record Society
114 Mount Street
London
W2Y 6AH
England

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Family History Centre
Hyde Park Chapel
64 / 68 Exhibition Road
London
SW7 2PA
England

John Rylands University Library
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PP
England

Catholic Central Library
47 Francis Street
London
SW1P 1DN
England

For emmigramts from Frosinone, Southern Italy

Diocesi
Curia Vescovile
Via del Monti Lepini, 51
03100 Frosinone
Italy

Stato Maggiore dell'Esercito
Ufficio Storico
Caserma N. Sauro
Via Lepanto, 5
00192 Roma
Italia

(Military Records:)

Il Comandante
Distretto Militare di Caserta
Caserma Sirtori
Via Douhet
81100 Caserta
Italy

 

 

Useful Links

1901 Census England & Wales
Family names history
Italian surname map of Italy
Ancestry.com
Family History.com
My Italian Family
Genealogy.com
Italians R us

Anglo-Italian Family History Society

De Marco family's site

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