Finding Italian ancestors is a lot easier when you know where in Italy they came from. Mary Tedesco, founder of Origins Italy and co-host of "Genealogy Roadshow," shared her favorite places to start to identify Italian roots.
(Click the "play" arrow to watch this short video with Mary's tips.)
- Start at home; you might be surprised at what you already have.
- Keep checking FamilySearch.org and the FamilySearch catalog. They are continually adding Italian records.
- Do as much as you can in the U.S. before you start to research Italian records.