There are numerous sites which research family genealogies, adding services such as translations of documents, and assistance in re/claiming Italian citizenship. Italian Americans on a journey of rediscovering cultural provenance and family lineage may consult these as a first step in this process.
POINTers in Person
Los Angeles Chapter
Diane De Marco
P.O. Box 5164
Culver City, CA 90231-5264
Tel: (310) 645-9442
POINT (ěPursuing Our Italian Names Togetherî), founded in 1987, provides a network of those interested in heritage, genealogy,and surnames but is not a genealogical research service, although "Pointers" of varying levels of expertise can point you in the right direction.
Publishes the journal: POINTers: The American Journal of Italian Genealogy.
Of related interest:
American Family Immigration History Center (Ellis Island): www.EllisIsland.org
Arduini & Pizzo: Italian-American Genealogy - Resources (guide to Genealogy Web sites for Italian names): http://www.ustica.org/genealogy/links.htm
L'Italia dei Cognomi: www.gens.labo.net/it/cognomi
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