Here are a few of our favorite sites. Many of them feature hundreds or even thousands of links to other sites, so we don't suggest you start surfing unless you've got at least a couple of hours to browse. And please contact us with any URLs you might wish to share!
Mei Fabrizio makes some of Italy's finest extra virgin olive oil from the ancient trees belonging to one of Europe's oldest and most esteemed monasteries, L'Abbazia di Farfa.
Everything Genealogy, from African American Genealogy to Wv Genealogy
Italian American Immigration Archive
Totally free access to records on 617,693 passengers who arrived in the United States between 1855 and 1900 and identified their country of origin as Italy or their nationality as Italian.
Finding Italian Records
Helps you find your town of origin, and tells you how to proceed from there.
The Italian Heritage
Information provided by town halls, to help the descendants of Italian emigrants. Click the flag for English.
The Italian Genealogical Group
Another source for networking.
This Italian community includes a portal, forums, blogs, social groups, chat and much more (in English).
Search the Italian phonebooks using a person's name or number; search for zip codes; search for toll free numbers.
Articles and forums to help you get started and stay focused.
Jewish Genealogy in Italy
Resources, archives, sample documents, data bases, maps and free stuff!
Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites
Over 10,000 links, categorized and cross-referenced in over 50 categories. A great way to use this site is to locate any possible web sites for the US localities your folks lived in. Search in the appropriate state, then try to find the town.
This is a very user-friendly guide to genealogy research. They also publish a free monthly e-mail Genealogy Newsletter.
PERSONAL HOME PAGES
John Lotito's family page.
The De Credicos of Abruzzo.
A website for people named Fabrocini, Petrangelo, Carrabba or Lops.
Le Home Pages degli utenti
A small group of Italians who might live in the area you're researching (seems to be mostly in The Marches).
A huge list of personal web sites in Italy. Unfortunately, they're listed alphabetically and not by location, but if you wade through them you're likely to be rewarded with a paesano or better yet, a relative!
Rand Genealogy Club
A group of Rand employees who share the hobby of tracing their family trees. Many links to good sources and to personal home pages.
A website about the homeland of the famed Sabine Women, just north of Rome, renowned for its olive oil, cuisine, small towns and friendly people.
Italian Heritage & Culture Month
Also has links to events and useful media.
Italian American Museum
Dedicated to exploring the rich cultural heritage of Italy and Italian Americans.
Italian cultural organization dedicated to Southern Italy and Sicily.
The home site of a small town outside Avellino.
Home site of Paternò, on the slopes of Mt. Etna.
History, geography, books, movies and a chat room.
Its all about family - and some great links in Italy too.
Information and contacts for Molise.
Ripesi Nel Mondo
For natives of Ripabottoni, in Molise.
Calabresi Nel Mondo
A network for Calabrian descendents all over the world.
Associazione Lucchesi Nel Mondo
An e-mail address for anyone whose family came from Lucca.
BMD - Certificates
UK birth, marriage and death certificates.
The home of Italians on the Net.
Dedalo On Line
A search engine (in Italian) for a huge library of Italian books and publications.
The Italian Yellow Pages
Although this site is sometimes difficult to access, it's worth trying again and again.
It's a great way to locate the address of your town's church and public offices (enter the word "religion" in the "categoria merceologica" field, along with the name of the town, the province, the five-digit zip code or the two-letter province abbreviation).
You can also try entering your surname in the "Nome Azienda" field, along with the name of the town, the province, the zip code or the province abbreviation, to see if anyone with the same name owns a business in the town.
The Baronage Web
A selection of facts about heraldry and heraldic design.