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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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Annual General Meeting 2020

The Annual General Meeting for members of the Anglo-Italian Family History Society will be held on Saturday 11th July 2020, commencing 10am. Due to the current coronavirus lockdown the meeting will be held via a web conferencing facility at It is free to download.

All members are welcome to attend and will receive the meeting code and password by email.

There are vacancies on the Committee for any member who would like to contribute to the Society's aims of encouraging the study of genealogy for those of Italian descent. If you are interested in joining the Committee then please apply to the Chair via the 'Contact Us' section of the website.

If you have any queries or suggestions that you would like to put to the Committee please submit them to the Membership Secretary via the 'Contact Us' section of the website. We will endeavour to reply to these at the end of the AGM meeting.



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 and 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.