Portraits of Sicily: A New Chapter in a Sicilian Family History

This article originally appeared in the August 2015 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. In 1917, Anna D’Angelo and her three eldest children left Castellammare del Golfo for New York City, where Anna’s husband had emigrated a year before. Although he would eventually prove unstable, the couple had six more children. Jean, born in 1924 in Detroit, was the last and most …

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Resources for Italian Ancestry and Citizenship

If you're looking for help with tracing your Italian roots or applying for Italian citizenship, we give you our favorite resources (books, websites, companies) to help.

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Tracing Your Italian Genealogy and Heritage

Whether you simply want to create a family tree, find living relatives in Italy, visit the ancestral hometown or pursue Italian citizenship, we talk to leading Italian genealogy experts on how to make your Italian roots come alive.

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Italian Citizenship Through Ancestry

Italy recognizes citizenship Jure Sanguinis (Latin for "right of blood") which is based on your blood line, not physically where you were born (Jure Solis --"right of soil"). Holding dual citizenship with Italy has great benefits. We tell you how to determine if you are elgible and navigate the process.

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6 Tips for Getting Started With Italian Genealogy

One in 10 Americans (and many others around the world) can trace their roots back to Italy. A leading Italian genealogist shares useful tips for starting your Italian family trips and find your roots in Italy.

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