Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by May 19): $90
Regular Price (after May 19): $99
Millions of Americans identify themselves as having Italian ancestry but many are far removed from their European origins. This seminar familiarizes you with the Newberry's resources in Italian genealogy and provides you valuable hands-on research skills with immigration, civil and ecclesiastical documents pertaining to Italian ancestry. Offered to intermediate and advanced genealogists. No Italian language skill is required. Two sessions.
Bill Cellini Jr., a past seminar instructor at the Newberry Library, has 28 years of experience translating and interpreting Italian vital records for genealogy. He is also a member of the Italian American Studies Association.
- Participants do not need to acquire any materials for this class. However, the instructor will provide a course packet with document samples, family tree charts and newspaper clippings. All of this will be presented to the participants in a customized booklet format. A modest fee for this booklet will be requested by the instructor.
You do not need to prepare anything for the first class session.