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The Anglo Italian Family History Society will once again be taking a stand - No. 22 - at Who Do You Think You Are 2014. The event will be held at Olympia, London from Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 February. Last year we were overwhelmed with visitors. For each of the three days several members have volunteered their time to offer advice to all-comers and to exchange research tips and family histories.
If you're in the area we'd love you to come along and say "Hello".
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.
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.
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?
The Society is pleased to announce that, at its first attempt, the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) and "Who Do You Think You Are?" magazine judged Italian Roots to be Overall Winner of the Elizabeth Simpson Award 2012. Introduced in 1979, the Elizabeth Simpson Award is awarded annually to the society whose journal has, in the opinion of the judges, made the best contribution to family history during the preceding twelve months. Congratulations Rosemarie.
The January 2014 edition of Italian Roots is now available for download from the Members' Area where you will also find all previous journals, going back to the birth of the Society in 2002. One of the main ways in which the Society keeps in touch, the journals contain letters, photographs, articles and other useful snippets of information that help with the tricky challenges we come across in family history research. This valuable resource, for Members, can also be searched by keywords.
As always, we appreciate your contributions, feedback and suggestions for ways we can enhance and strengthen the journal and website.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone that have been in the involved in these achievements.
Members and anyone with an interest in all things Italian, contact each other by signing up to the public Anglo-Italian Rootsweb email list
Ruth Rowlands, one of our researchers, has a blog at angloitaliangenresearch.blogspot.co.uk, where she updates us on her efforts to find her own ancestors. Ruth also has a blog recommending books about Italian genealogy at italiangenealogybooks.blogspot.co.uk.
Our list of books & CDs available for purchase from the Society.
Italian Ancestors Indexing project (Familysearch)
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.