Getting the Boot: Italian Genealogy Websites and Books

By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack Premium

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Organizations and Web sites for Italian genealogy and culture:

American Italian Heritage Association,


Box 3136, Albany, NY 12203. Publishes American Italian Heritage Digest.

Italian Genealogical Group,

Box 626, Bethpage, NY 11714. <>. Publishes Newsletter.


Italian Genealogical Society of America,

Box 8571, Cranston, Rl 02920, <>. Publishes Lo Specchio.



My Italian Family

<>. A network of researchers in Italy and America.

National Italian American Foundation,

1860 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, <>. Publishes Ambassador and Newsletter.

Pursuing Our Italian Names Together,

Box 14966, Las Vegas, NV 89114, <>. Publishes Pointers.

Italy WorldGenWeb


Italian Genealogy Online


Italian Genealogy Home Page



Italian Genealogy Mailing Lists


English-Italian Java Dictionary


R-O-Matic Italian-English Dictionary


Italy Maps


Virtual Italia <>

Made in Italy <>

On the bookshelf

These social histories will give you a glimpse into the culture and customs of Italian-Americans:

Blood of My Blood: The Dilemma of the Italian-Americans by Richard Gambino (Guernica Editions)

Italian-American Folklore by Frances M. Malpezzi and William M. Clements (August House Publishers)

La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience by Jerre Mangione and Ben Morreale (Harper-Perennial)

South Italian Folkways in Europe and America: A Handbook for Social Workers, Visiting Nurses, School Teachers and Physicians by Phyllis H. Williams

From the October 2000 issue of Family Tree Magazine