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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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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.

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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Five Go To Petworth

Yet another interesting and entertaining AIFHS get-together over lunch in Tiffin’s Tea Room, Petworth (twinned with San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany).

Guest of Honour, Dr Terri Colpi, British Italian Community Specialist and Honorary Research Fellow, University of St Andrews.

We will meet again, early in 2019, to continue the conversation.


New Addition to the Library

At the Annual General Meeting of the Society, which was held on Saturday 21st July 2018, Dr. Terri Colpi kindly donated a copy of her latest book "Italians' Count In Scotland" for inclusion in the Society's Library.

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.

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.