Anglo-Italian Family History Society

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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, Northern Ireland) after moving from Italy, this site can help you research your family history, as well as learn about the bigger picture of Italian migration to this country.

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Website

We will be making revisions to our website soon and would welcome views from our members. Please let us know if you have ideas about the content of the website or if there are features that could be included to assist our members to research their Italian ancestors and their migration. You can send your comments to the Chair via the website.

Webinar

From Capraia to the Clyde

Saturday, 30 October 2021
Online presentation by Michael Donnelly
Travel with Michael along his path to obtaining Italian Citizenship via birth right (jure sanguinis), learning of hurdles he overcame right from the start in September 2017, until he received formal approval in early 2021.

The zoom waiting room will open at 3.45 pm and the meeting will commence at 4.00 pm. It will be recorded.

These sessions are currently open only to members. Please register for a place and request login details from our Membership Secretary.

There will be time for conversation after Michael’s presentation so you are welcome to bring along your suggestions and questions.

Newsletter

May/June 2021’s edition of our newsletter, Italian Roots, is now available to view or download in the Members’ Area of our website.

Members' Area

Members can also search the 1939 edition of the "Guida Generale degli Italiani in Gran Bretagna" - a directory of Italians compiled under the auspices of the Italian Consular authorities. This has been digitised and added to our database and is a resource not available on any other site. Members can search for a surname and then scroll through the entire book which includes many business adverts, some with photographs.

AGM 2021

The minutes and reports from the AGM held on 3rd July 2021 are available in the Members Area.