Italian Genealogy Research Services

Research family in Italy

FIND YOUR ANCESTORS THROUGH THE ITALIAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH SERVICES BY ACTARCHIVI

Actarchivi is a small group of professional archivists and researchers, located in Rome. After degree we starting to work as archivists and genealogical researchers.  Specializing in Italian genealogy and family history in all regions of Italy, Actarchivi offers genealogical research services to trace your genealogy and to discover your Italian ancestors. We can help you to locate your family records needed to create your own family tree.

Our professional genealogy services including:

  • research of records housed at the State archives (National archives), Church Archives (local parish a Diocese), and notary archives
  • research for Italian records from archives and Civil records office
  • research military records
  • cadastral researches
  • research immigration records
  • recognition of Italian citizeniship
  • translation of documents (Italian and Latin)
  • family history search.
ricerca preliminare

Preliminary genealogical research

FIRST STEP TO DISCOVER YOUR ANCESTORS

Study of the sources preserved in the Italian State Archives, and in the local archives of the municipality where your ancestors used to live.

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albero genealogico di famiglia

Your Family Tree

GENEALOGIC TREE RECONSTRUCTION

Genealogical research aimed at reconstructing the origins of your Italian family and the various degrees of kinship

BUILD YOUR GENEALOGY TREE
certificati di stato civile

Ancestors Vital Records

BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH CERTIFICATES

Search for birth, marriage and death records of your ancestors in the Italian archives  (State archives, municipal archives and notarial archives, parish and diocesan archives)

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pratiche cittadinanza italiana

Certificates for Italian citizenship

FOR CITIZENS WITH ITALIAN ANCESTORS

Documents necessary to apply for Italian Citizenship. To be eligible to work, live and study in Italy.

REQUEST ALL DOCUMENTS

Tracing your Italian ancestors

Discovering your own Italian roots is a fascinating journey full of surprises. Through the search for your ancestors, you will be able to know their names, the streets where they lived and the trades they carried out. To know their own history, their family and their origins helps us to better understand who we are. To start finding your ancestors, ask your parents and family members for more information on names, dates and places. Start with what your family knows and then entrust professional genealogists, who with their experience will be able to help you in your genealogical research.

In order to find your own ancestors is necessary to consult the records preserved in the Italian archives. These documents are not always easy to identify, and often you have to go to parishes or archives and browse many registers before identifying data useful for research.

If you want to rebuild your family history, but don’t know where to start or simply you don’t have time or you live far away to visit Italian archives, Actarchivi is able to offer a service of genealogical research that can help you in all these situations. Through our services it is possible to discover every genealogical events housed at the Italian archives and documenting your own family history. Contact us now for a consultation.

What is Genealogy?

Genealogy is the discipline that rebuilds the origins of a family and the various relationships between family members. Such activity, is performed through the study of different types of sources (birth, marriage, and death records, notarial documents and military records, etc…) held in the historical archives. Once the data are collected, the work takes shape in the development of the family tree, which is the graphic representation (schematics shaped or branched tree) of the origin of a family.

Genealogy also allows to find the documentation necessary for the attribution of Italian citizenship to foreigners descended from Italian ancestors.

Genealogical researches to rebuild your Italian family history

Genealogical research must be carried out step by step. In the past the families tended to move for work and only a part of family members were born in the area in which they were living. In order to tracing your ancestors, the first step is identify the place of origin of your Italian family. After you have located your Italian ancestor‘s town, you can begin to discovery and analysis the Italian records, but It is necessary to check if they are available.

Italian history changes from region to region, and the available of Italian records registration (births, marriages and deaths) depends on where the event occurred. Each research must be studied and contextualized, and, depending on the case, it will be necessary to start the search for vital records in the State archives or in the Church Archives. If you are interesting to discovery your roots, to find your ancestors, and to rebuild your own Italian family history, Actarchivi, can help you in your Family history search.

Discover every genealogical event of your ancestors

REBUILD THE ROOTS AND HISTORY OF YOUR ITALIAN FAMILY