Southern Italy Genealogical Research Center

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10/07/2012

The Centre completed the indexing of the 1748 Census of Ragusa.

08/18/2012

The Centre completed the indexing of the 1748 Census of Chiaramonte Gulfi (Ragusa).

08/17/2012

The Centre completed the indexing of the 1748 Census of Ficarazzi (Palermo).

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    What we carry in our hearts are our origins whose roots sink firmly in our identity. (Anna Giordano)

  • Old photo family

    What we carry in our hearts are our origins whose roots sink firmly in our identity. (Anna Giordano)

  • Old photo family

    What we carry in our hearts are our origins whose roots sink firmly in our identity. (Anna Giordano)

  • Old photo family

    What we carry in our hearts are our origins whose roots sink firmly in our identity. (Anna Giordano)

  • Old photo family

    What we carry in our hearts are our origins whose roots sink firmly in our identity. (Anna Giordano)

  • Old photo family

    What we carry in our hearts are our origins whose roots sink firmly in our identity. (Anna Giordano)

  • Old photo family

    What we carry in our hearts are our origins whose roots sink firmly in our identity. (Anna Giordano)

 

Once in your life, you may have asked yourself: "Who were my ancestors?", "What is the meaning of my Family name?", "Where is my family from?". Perhaps you even looked through old papers and family pictures or asked your elder relatives. Unfortunately, oral traditions are often not enough to recreate the complete and comprehensive history of a family. The only way to answer everyone's wish for knowing about origins, life and activities of our ancestors is the use of genealogy, an historical discipline that through the study of original documents usually kept in archives and in libraries, allows to reconstruct the history of a family as far back as to the oldest documented progenitors. The Center, thanks to its long established experience, conducts such studies with the utmost seriousness, competence and accuracy. Specifically, the Center is specialized in the reconstruction of genealogical  trees of families coming from Sicily and from Southern Italian Regions such as Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria.


Welcome

Genealogy is a passion I had since when I was a child. In 1987 I founded the Centro Meridionale Ricerche Genealogiche, turning this passion into a job. Difficulties have been huge since in Italy, contrarily to most other Countries, a professional Order of Genealogists does not exist, and such lack has encouraged the flourishing of many agencies, entities and associations that very little have to do with genealogy, except for their name. Furthermore, they damage the image of all the professional people who perform serious archive researches. In a serious research, it is always necessary to cite the archives sources utilized as well as to enclose copies of original documents or related certificates released by competent civil and ecclesiastical Authorities. It is advisable not to rely on people and/or entities that do not follow such procedures.

While I hope that this site may stimulate your interest, I first of all wish to extend to you my warmest welcome.
Marcello D'Aleo
  Marcello D’Aleo, Director