Finding Italian Roots. Second Edition

The Complete Guide for Americans

John Philip Colletta

eBook Price: $12.95

Imprint: GPC
ISBN: 9780806361420
Pub Date: 2003
Reprint: 2009
Item: 1127

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Since Finding Italian Roots first appeared in 1993, an ever-increasing number of Americans have become interested in tracing their Italian heritage. This thoroughly revised and expanded Second Edition provides up-to-date information about accessing and interpreting the vast universe of materials available for tracking Italian ancestors and recording their stories for future generations. It contains more state and local sources, more point-by-point explanations, more step-by-step instructions, more "insider" hints and helps, more illustrations, more specific examples, plus an expanded glossary and annotated bibliography, and numerous Internet websites in both English and Italian--all brought vividly to life through the colorful stories of real Italian and Italian-American ancestors.

Whether you are just beginning your investigations or have been doing genealogy for years, this guide will help maximize your investment of time, effort, and money.

John Philip Colletta is one of America's most popular genealogical lecturers. Dr. Colletta lectures nationally, teaches at local schools, and conducts programs for the Smithsonian Institution’s Resident Associate Program. He is a faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (University of Georgia, Athens) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. His publications include numerous articles; the manual They Came in Ships:; A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record, now in its third edition; and the historical narrative Only a Few Bones: A Yes Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath.


"...for Americans who are beginning to research their Italian roots, this guide continues to be an excellent starting point."--THE NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD, Vol. 127, No. 4 (October 1996), p. 249.

"If the researchers are Italian-American, they cannot do better than this book."--AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL (1995), p. 203.

"Italian Americans have anxiously awaited a readable, easy-to-follow guidebook to researching their ethnic heritage. Colletta has responded to their need with the best aid ever published on the subject."--NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY, Vol. 82, No. 4 (December 1994), pp. 299-300.

"Finding Italian Roots is a welcomed addition to the growing number of ethnic research guides. Anyone researching Italian ancestry--Northern, Southern, Catholic, Jewish, or Protestant Waldenses--will find expert guidance in this concise, descriptive book."--FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES FORUM, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 1994), p. 33.

"...genealogists with Italian ancestry should find this a very helpful guide, and its purchase is recommended."--THE NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD, Vol. 125, No. 2 (April 1994).

"A concise manual...Recommended for institutions serving genealogists."--CHOICE (January 1994).