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Welcome to the Anglo-Italian Family History Society

If you are interested in Italian genealogy and your ancestors lived in or passed through the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland) after moving from Italy, this site can help you research your family history.

Not already a Member? Why not join us?

Renewal Reminder

The Society would like to reminder you that the "membership year" for 2017/18 expires on 1st April 2018. If you have joined or renewed your membership in the period starting 1st January 2018, your membership will expire on 1st April 2019. The current access codes will be changed at the end of April. NB: please remember to update us on any changes to your email address.

How We Can Help

Our transcription database contains about 680,000 records extracted from a miscellany of census, birth, baptism, marriage, and death records together with war and military, directories and occupational records. The list of sources included can be found in our Members Area

Non-members can search for a name at the top of this page to see if it is included whilst members can obtain the information contained in the record via the link ‘Search Transcribed Records’ in the Members’ area. NB: Most are not available on commercial genealogy sites and more information is due to be added.

All editions of our award winning journal, Italian Roots, are available for members to view or download. A keyword search makes it easier to find information within the collection.

Members can also send us their family group records for guidance with the next step in their research and to connect with others who may be researching the same areas. Why not find out if your family is already in our family group records?

We welcome articles, photos, research tips and internet links which can improve the richness of our website. Please contact our WebMaster if you can provide information.

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Italian Roots. NEW

A new edition of Italian Roots is now available for all members to view and download in the Publications section of our website.

Search the "Guida Generale degli Italiani in Gran Bretagna"


The 1939 edition of the directory of Italians resident in GB, produced by the Italian Consulate is available in the Members' Area. You can search for a surname and then scroll through the entire book. This is not available on any other site.

Annual General Meeting and Webinars


We held our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 8th July at the Guildford Institute, Surrey. It was attended by members in person and also - courtesy of web based technology - by absent friends in New Zealand and France. We have since held a committee meeting entirely by webinar – a change from our usual group email and Skype gatherings.

NB: Please get in touch with us if you are interested in joining a future get-together using this method.

Collar The Lot

Tom Conti's search for information about, and location of, his Father's internment on the Isle of Man is now available for Members to listen to on the Members' page. The programme was originally broadcast by the BBC on 27th April 2013.