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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.

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We are pleased to introduce our new President Dr Terri Colpi, a third generation Scots Italian now resident in England for more than 30 years and author of several books. She has lectured in Italy as well as Britain and is currently an honorary research fellow at the University of St Andrews.Terri brings a great knowledge of Italian communities and we welcome her to the Society.


All editions of our award winning journal, Italian Roots are archived on our website. A new issue, March 2019, has been added to the collection. All are available for members to view or download in the Publications section of the Members Area of our website.

Members can also search the "Guida Generale degli Italiani in Gran Bretagna" - a directory of Italians produced by the Italian Consulate, of Italians resident in GB in 1939. This has been digitised and added to our database and is not available on any other site. Members can search for a surname and then scroll through the entire book.

The list of all sources can be found in our Members Area

Please contact our WebMaster if you would like to share features, photographs or research tips an improve the richness of our website.

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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.