Are You Eligible for Italian Citizenship?

The National Italian American Foundation and the Italian Embassy now offer an free online dual citizenship questionnaire to help people find out whether they can qualify for Italian citizenship. I myself filled it out today. The questions cover whether you were born in Italy, born after January 1, 1948 and whether any of your parents or grandparents were born in Italy. Interestingly, the questionnaire asked if my paternal great grandfather was born in Italy but failed to ask about my maternal great grandfather (the only way I might have a shot). I’d be interested to learn more about that – perhaps they value paternal lineage over maternal?