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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, as well as learn about the bigger picture of Italian migration to this country.

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We are pleased to introduce our new President Dr. Terri Colpi, a third generation Scots Italian. Dr. Colpi has written several books and research papers on the Italian community in Britain and on the Italian diaspora. She has lectured in Italy as well as Britain and is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of St. Andrews. Terri brings with her 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. 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 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.

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 and 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.