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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Little Italy: The Story of London's Italian Quarter Wednesday, 6 July – 2pm

During the 19th century, there grew to be such a concentration of Italians in one part of London that the area became known as ‘Little Italy’.

Based on his book of the same name, Tudor Allen tells a fascinating story of the Italian quarter in Holborn, ranging from the first Italian settlers until the very last days of the community in the late 20th century.

For tickets for the online event go to: Events Listings - Society of Genealogists (

AGM 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the Anglo Italian Family History SOciety will be held at 9am on Saturday 30th July 2022.

It will be a virtual meeting using Zoom.

Members are welcome to attend and will receive a separate email with instructions for attendance.

1921 Census of England and Wales

FindMyPast have announced that the 1921 Census records will be available exclusively on their site from 6 January 2022. The associated costs are £2.50 for every record transcript and £3.50 for every original record image.


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.


The video recordings of the Society's Webinars are now available to view (members only).


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.