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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Website

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.

Webinar

Our first webinar of 2021, presented by Edoardo Ceresa, will take place on January 16 at 4.30 p.m. Follow in the footsteps of an agricoltori family who left Piemonte to travel to the UK and USA in search of work. Their story spans two world wars, internment, the sinking of the Arandora Star and the building of a memorial to those who died: Edoardo is now at the heart of a movement wanting to explore and publicise the site of the wreckage. It is a story that will resonate with many descendants of Italy’s migrants. Although FREE for AIFHS members to attend, please contact the Membership Secretary to reserve your place.

Newsletter

January 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.