Italian American Family

Discover Your Italian Ancestry in Italian-American Newspapers

Are you one of the 18 million Americans with Italian roots? Trace your Italian family history using popular Italian-language newspapers and historical publications to uncover the stories of your family’s past today.

Find Italian genealogy records from across the U.S. including:

  • Popular Italian American newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Marriage Records
  • Birth Records
  • U.S. Military Records
  • Photos & more

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Search popular Italian American newspapers dating back to 1884.

Italian Genealogy Records Found in Newspapers

Trace your Italian ancestry back to the early immigrants with GenealogyBank’s collection of historic Italian-American newspapers dating back to 1884. Find family photos, birth notices, old Italian wedding announcements, local news stories, and more. Plus use the Passenger Lists published in newspapers find your ancestor’s early Italian immigration records. Discover the stories and the day-to-day lives of your Italian ancestors published in popular Italian American newspapers including:

Italian Immigration to the U.S.

The majority of Italian immigrants arrived in the U.S. between 1880 and 1920. Most immigrants stayed in the northeast after arriving on Ellis Island and settled in heavily populated Italian areas. Many of these communities become known as “Little Italy” where immigrants maintained Italian traditions. With GenealogyBank you can learn what life was like your ancestors building a new life for themselves in America. Learn how these experiences defined your Italian family history.


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