Find Your Italian Ancestors - August 2022
Today more than 17 million Americans can claim Italian ancestry. If you're ready to get to the roots of your Italian family search, then this four-week course is for you.
Meet Your Instructor and Introduce Yourself
Course Overview and Outline
Course Access: August 15 - September 11, 2022
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Before we begin ...
Introduction and Getting Started
Introduction to Italian Genealogy
Overview of Italian History
Impact of Political Structure on Record Keeping
Locating Ancestor's Italian Town of Origin – Why It’s Important
Using Maps and Gazetteers
Ports of Embarkation
What is Civil Registration and When Did it Begain?
Useful Civil Records
Other Civil Documents Useful for Italian Genealogy
Record Conflict and Privacy Laws
Parish and Diocesan Records
Notary and University Records
Lesson Summary and Discussion
Networking and Collaborating with Other Researchers
Websites for Italian Genealogy
What Italian Records Can Be Accessed Here in the US?
Additional Online Resources
Italian Naming Customs
Where Are the Records Located?
Contacting Italian Archives and Repositories
Summary and Discussion
Common Problems and Pitfalls
Collateral Research and Cluster Genealogy
Evidentiary Strength in Italian Genealogical Documents
Citation Basics for Italian Genealogical Documents
Summary and Discussion
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Our courses consist of four or more written lessons that may also contain videos, slide shows, and other elements. There are self-directed quizzes and/or exercises to help you apply your knowledge. In addition, you'll have access to discussion boards where you can ask your instructor, questions about the materials during the course dates.
Instructor access for the duration of the four weeks, so you can ask questions about what you've learned.
Our courses are designed to be easily accessible! Once you've registered for the course, you'll be able to log in on the start date to see all the lessons. Each lesson is available within your browser. You can work at your own pace.
All the materials will be available for download, and you'll have access to the course materials online for about a year after the start date. After the course end date, it will go into read-only mode, so you'll still be able to reach the materials, but you'll no longer have access to the instructor or message boards.
Please ensure that you have internet access and that your browsers and computer system are fairly up-to-date. The course materials are designed to be compatible with most devices.