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Welcome to the Anglo-Italian Family History Society

If your ancestors lived in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland) after moving from Italy, this site can help you research your family history.

Our members support each other in tracing their Italian ancestry back to Italy.

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Who Do You Think You Are - 2014

The Anglo Italian Family History Society once again rented a stand at the world's largest genealogy fair, Who Do You Think You Are? The event took place at Olympia in London from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd February 2014. As usual, we were overwhelmed with visitors, but the large number of members who gave their support on each of the three days ensured we had time to offer advice and hand out information whilst sharing research tips and family stories.

Several visitors came to our stand to ask for help, but also took the opportunity to become members of the Society; some have already offered to join our band of enthusiastic, volunteer helpers. We would like to say a hearty "Thank you" both to the newcomers, and to those who gave so generously of their time, experience and knowledge before, during and after the event.

Forthcoming Events

Visit to Italian Collection at the London Library

Members of the Anglo Italian Society are invited to view the Italian Collection at the London Library: 24th April ... further details will follow in the next week or two.

Dorset Get Together

Thank you to Phyllis and Keith Brookes for once again welcoming members of the Anglo-Italian Family History Society to their home on Saturday, 15th February.

Transcription Database and Italian Roots journal search for Members

We now offer a search facility of the Index of all the records that the Society's volunteers have transcribed. The Index contains approximately 600,000 names extracted from a miscellany of census, birth, baptism, marriage, and death records together with war, military, directories and occupational records. Most of the records are not available on commercial genealogy sites. More are due to be added.

Our award winning journal Italian Roots has a keyword search now available to members making it easier to find articles, names etc. from within the entire online collection.

These search facilities are freely available to Members of the Society. Not a Member? Why not join us?

Award for the Society's website

Website Highly Commended for the Geoff Riggs Award 2013 in the medium Society category.

The Geoff Riggs Award is for the FFHS annual Best Website Award and is named in memory of Geoff Riggs, the former Chairman of the FFHS who introduced it in 2001. The award is presented annually to the member society who, in the opinion of the judges, has the best web site. This year the Society's website was entered into the "medium" category. Once again the site did not win but was Highly Commended.

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone that have been in the involved in these achievements.

Anglo-Italian Rootsweb Group

Members and anyone with an interest in all things Italian, contact each other by signing up to the public Anglo-Italian Rootsweb email list

Need some research hints and tips?

Ruth Rowlands, one of our researchers, has a blog at, where she updates us on her efforts to find her own ancestors. Ruth also has a blog recommending books about Italian genealogy at

Family Group Records

Find out if your family is already in our family group records collection. Members can send us their family group records for help with the next step and connect with others.

Contribute to Our Site

We are always looking for articles, photos and links to add to our site and our journal. Please contact our webmaster or editor for more information.


Our public transcriptions area contains many lists of surnames that may help you find out more. We have many more in the transcription database index available in the Member's Area.

Books & CDs

Our list of books & CDs available for purchase from the Society.

Italian Ancestors Indexing project (Familysearch)

Italian Ancestors The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the "Mormon" Church) are actively engaged in indexing ancestral records from a number countries including the Italian Civil Records. They are asking for volunteers to assist in the various projects. If you feel that you can help and have some spare time please visit their site.

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