Find Your Italian Ancestors - August 2024

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Uncover Your Italian Roots

August 21, 2024 to September 17, 2024

Course Summary:

Does your research focus on your Italian heritage? This course is your key to unlocking the secrets of your family history, specifically covering the period of mass immigration between 1880 and 1920.

Led by Melanie D. Holtz, you'll delve into effective research techniques, mastering the art of navigating records in both Italy and North America. Learn about the best online resources dedicated to Italian genealogy research, saving you time and frustration.

But this course goes beyond record-keeping. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the social and political climate that shaped your ancestors' lives in both Italy and America.

Course Workload:

  • Approx. 8 hours to complete
  • 100% Online using our eLearning Platform
  • 4 lessons complete with skill-building exercises and quizzes

What You'll Learn:

  • Research Techniques: Discover effective methods for uncovering your Italian ancestry, including navigating records in both Italy and North America.
  • Essential Websites: Learn about the best online resources dedicated to Italian genealogy research.
  • Historical Context: Understand the social and political events that shaped your ancestors' lives in Italy and America.
  • Overcoming Challenges: Gain strategies to tackle common roadblocks encountered during family history research and keep your journey moving forward.
What’s Included:
  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Expert Support from Course Instructor
  • Video Presentations
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Student Discussion Board
  • Downloadable Course Materials
How FTU courses work:
  • Register for the course on this page
  • On the start date, log into our eLearning platform
  • Access to the course instructor runs until the course end date
  • After the course ends, you can read course materials for one year
  • Instructor and discussion board access will also end when the course concludes, so make sure you reach out and ask questions!


Instructor Bio:

Melanie D. Holtz is a Certified Genealogist with experience specializing in 18th-20th century Italian genealogical research. She has focused primarily on Italian research for the past several years and is skilled in finding those hard-to-find US immigration records and Italian towns of origin. She's presented webinars and videos for Family Tree University, and written for Family Tree Magazine. She guides clients through their dual citizenship process, translates Italian documents and compiles family history books. She works in the records of all regions of Italy, as well as formerly Italian areas like Corsica.

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