- Series: Genealogist's Guides to Discovering Your Ancestor...
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Betterway Books; 1st edition (June 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1558704264
- ISBN-13: 978-1558704268
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,673,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Italian Ancestors (Genealogist's Guides to Discovering Your Ancestor...) Paperback – June, 1997
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Lynn Nelson has written:
A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your Italian Ancestors.
The book focuses on "using Italian vital records to climb your family tree".
146 pages of Lots of where to start and what to look for, and how to compare documents for validity.
Included is a history of Italy, and has tables with the Regions, Modern Provinces and the Pre-Unification Names, as well as maps.
She discusses Italian naming traditions.
There is a typical day in the life of a 19th century peasant.
A chapter focuses on how to determine your ancestors hometown using Census Records, Ships Passenger Lists, Naturalization Documents, and others.
Another chapter depicts the best tips for using the Stato Civile, deciphering Italian handwriting, reading and understanding the Atto di Nascita, marriage, death, marginal annotations, etc.
How to use the Family History Library is detailed.
There is an Italian letter writing guide, Italian-English word list (occupations, months of year, numbers, genealogical terms...), and all the addresses of the Italian Archivio di Stato (8 pages).
My favorite is a step by step example of researching a relative, through verbal interviews, FHL records, a checklist, and other research tools. Highlights include side by side comparisons of original Italian documents (birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc) with the English translations.
Well written and a good research tool, now in my arsenal of books.
WELL DONE LYNN!!! (except you forgot to list PIE - oooopppps)
Even has a web page with forms (FREE) to download.
Webmaster for PIE
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It goes through all the steps you need to uncover your past. It has pictures and really interesting things about using Family History Centers. I barely knew anything about genealogy before reading this, but this really helped me. They give you a little history to keep things in context, then they go into the provinces, etc. of Italy, then they tell you about Italian vital records, and they tell you how to write letters in Italian. They also give you a glossary of common Italian words in the back. Take a look at this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has been very helpful. I am searching for my ancestors and am a beginner reader of very old Italian civil records.The book is worth the money.Published 13 months ago by Barbara Alton
This book is very helpful in navigating the sometimes difficult to understand Italian records. Author seems to repeat things quite often.Published 18 months ago by JPatton
Very good reference for finding your Italian roots. Has a number of forms that you can use to determine what is on the original Italian ones. Read morePublished 19 months ago by W. Wood
this book is a good reference but being british and searching from that point of view i found it disappointing as it was mainly for american reasearchers.Published on July 13, 2012 by anglokiwi