Family History Society

Logged in as Guest
AIFHS logo

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.

Not already a Member? Why not join us?

Icon You can also Join Us On Facebook or follow us on Twitter

Renewal Reminder

Membership of the Society expires on 31st March. Please renew before this date to ensure your membership for a further year. Please also check that your contact details are up to date which can be found in the 'My Account' section of the website after logging in. You can also update your research interests in the same section. If you would like to share your interests with other members then ensure that the contact details are set to 'Please share my email address' when renewing. You can renew on this website in the section 'Society - Join or Renew'.



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 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 an improve the richness of our website.

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.