Italian Ancestry Services

Not everyone has the time or experience to go back several generations on their Italian family tree. I'm happy to do it for you at a very reasonable price.

Why Find My Italian Ancestors?

  • Imagine being able to visit the places where your ancestors lived in Italy. Finding the street or house where your grandparent was born. Picture yourself standing in the church where every one of your relatives was baptized and married.
  • Honor your ancestors by preserving their documents for future generations.
  • Bring pride and joy to your elderly ancestors.

What Services Are Available?

  • Identifying your ancestor's Italian hometown. That's the key to everything.
  • Italian document images. Birth, marriage, and death records are vital to your family tree.
  • Family tree building. Today's dead ends can turn into several generations of family.
  • U.S. records for the generation that emigrated.
  • Your family tree GEDCOM file. Import it into your tree or use it to start your tree.
  • Narrative explanation of findings.
  • Translation of Italian documents into English.
  • Private, web-based document delivery.
  • Note: Dual-citizenship services are NOT provided. It simply isn't my area of expertise.

Why Should I Hire You?

  • I've been an avid and active genealogy researcher since 2002.
  • I've spent countless hours immersed in Italian civil records since 2007.
  • I study the Italian language each time I visit Italy—and I've been there 4 times.
  • I've been a corporate website manager since 1997. Finding and working with online information is very easy for me.
  • My family tree advice blog has earned me respect in the genealogy community.

How Do I Get Started?

  • Send me an email (diann@forthecousins.com) or contact me via Facebook or Twitter.
  • I'll need basic information about your elders. Focusing on one Italian-born ancestor at a time (your grandparent or great grandparent, for example):
    1. What is the name of the town where they were born, if you know?
    2. When were they born?
    3. Which members of your ancestor's family (spouse, parents and siblings) can you name?
    4. When did your first Italian ancestor leave Italy, and where did they go?
  • I'll determine what I can provide for you. Then we'll agree on a package that meets your needs and budget.
  • Payment is accepted via PayPal. I'll provide easy instructions.