Below you will find a collection of some of our favorite Italian history, genealogy and language sites.

Italian Family History Sites

Cyndi's List (Italy), a great starting point for all of your online Italian genealogy research

Calabrian Genealogy, full of historic context, including the great earthquakes that have devastated Calabria throughout history

Nuccia's Family History, an inspiration to us all

Historelli's Social Club, part blog, part family history

Sites Dedicated to Italian Towns and Italian Records

Paduli in America, a great site dedicated to Paduli, Province of Benevento

Padulesi nel mondo in New York

Citizens of Paduli (BN) and their American counterparts at Ellis Island

Montalto Uffugo, Cosenza, Calabria, a comprehensive site with online records

The Cosenza Exchange, online civil records from the province of Cosenza, Calabria

The Carini Exchange, another incredible site with online records

The Calabria Exchange, online civil records from the province of Reggio Calabria

The Catanzaro Exchange, online civil records from the province of Catanzaro, Calabria

Brognaturo, English and Italian site dedicated Brognaturo, Vibo Valentia, Calabria

Macchia Valfortore, the Roots, English and Italian Facebook group dedicated to Macchia Valfortore, a town located across the Valfortore River from Celenza Valfortore

Other Celenza Valfortore sites

The official website of Celenza Valfortore: parla italiano?

Celenza Valfortore and San Marco la Catola online, an Italian language site dedicated to Celenza Valfortore and the neighboring town of San Marco la Catola

Celenza Valfortore Blog Italian language blog of Celenza Valfortore with some beautiful pictures

Celenza antiquarium Italian language site with pictures of ancient artifacts from Celenza

Celenza artist Luigi Nicola Torre

Abruzzo culinary tours

Puglia tourism

Where to Stay

Relais San Pietro in Celenza, a delightful oasis overlooking the rolling hills of Celenza

Trip Advisor review of Relais San Pietro

Italian Genealogy Forums

Gente di Mare Genealogy

Italian Genealogy Forum


Italy World Club, a guide to Italian regions, provinces and communes

The Italian Genealogical Group, an incredible database of New York related records

Italian/English Dictionary

Italian surname distribution mapping: enter your surname under "cognome" and see how it is geographically distributed throughout Italy

Steve Morse Genealogy Search Engines

Ellis Island Manifests, an invaluable FREE research tool, and while you are there, also take a look at Save Ellis Island, for pictures and stories of the forgotten hospital wards

A guide to understanding and deciphering old Italian handwriting styles

USCIS Genealogy service, allows you to order certain immigration records from the U.S. government