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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.
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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:
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