How can a genealogical researcher not based in Italy
do Italian research?
You'll find more in my Procedures page,
but let me try and answer this important question.
For its own religious reasons, the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has spent years and
years microfilming the records of much of the world, with a special
emphasis on Europe. Those microfilmed records, some of which are on
the Internet, have been stored in the church's granite vaults, located
not far from where I live, and in the church's family history library..
The church makes them accessible to the general public, as well as to
professional researchers such as myself.
This means that a large percentage of the records of Italy are more
accessible in Salt Lake City, Utah, than they are in Italy itself. All
it takes is for a person who is skilled in genealogical research to
sift through the massive amount of information and put a family tree
together. I speak, read, and write Italian fluently, so I can
find materials that many ordinary genealogists will pass right over.
Some material is still accessible only in Italy, of course, but a vast
majority is accessible only 25 minutes away from where I live.
Would you like some help finding your Italian Family Tree?
Go to my "Contact"
FAX (801) 523-9531.