Italian Family History
Jewish Genealogy in Italy
Italy has a very important role in Jewish history and genealogy: it is located centrally on the Mediterranean sea and serves as an important crossroad and an intersection between North and South, East and West, Sephardic and Ashkenazi culture.
If your ancestors lived in or came from Europe, there are many possibilities that a branch of your family went through Italy.
In Italy there is not a central collection of records for genealogical purposes, but there are numerous places in which administrative, civil, religious, and military records are stored.
|In these pages you'll find a
sketch of the History of the Jews of Italy
You'll find also a guide on how to begin your research, examples of Jewish documents and projects of databases on Jewish genealogy.
To begin your research you need a name, a place of origin and an approximate period when your ancestor(s) lived.
Let's start this exciting trip!
|You can find information about
Kosher places in Italy at JewishItaly.org