The best Italian genealogists must:
- be native Italian speakers, otherwise they can't communicate effectively with Italian authorities, and easily interpret mistakes/typos in documents;
- have a significant number of connections in Italy, especially in politics, governmental organizations, the Catholic Church, and the Mormon/LDS Church in Italy;
- be able to get documents in Italy as soon as possible;
- know the Italian culture very well: professionals who were born and raised in Italy from Italian families have a huge advantage.
Keep in mind that the Italian government recognizes no credentials (certificates, courses, etc.) with regard to Italian genealogy. More specifically, American credentials are not valid in Italy, and they are actually illegal.
Over the years, Free Flights to Italy has built a large network of connections made up of Italian public authorities, Italian public servants and Italian religious leaders, including the Vatican. Through our network, which has contact points in every Italian region, Free Flights to Italy has immediate access to any kind of genealogical records and resources: documents, certificates, newspapers, material and resources of various kinds (both governmental and ecclesiastical), and even word-of-mouth information that we can get from locals.
Italian genealogical research conducted by real Italian specialists
Each region in Italy has at least one of our specialists that can do genealogical research for you on the spot. All them meet the requirements mentioned at the top of this page. Not only does this let you save time, but it also gives access to a wide range of documents that is not available elsewhere. Genealogy is all about your family and your loved ones, who lived in Italy, which is why research should be conducted in Italy.
Free Flights to Italy specialists are also active members of the Usenet group soc.genealogy.italian.
Get your ancestors' certificates (birth, marriage, death) and records immediately
If you need to learn more about your Italian ancestry and get documentation as soon as possible, you can't find a faster service. This is because our consultants are already in Italy, they are all native speaker and can contact any commune, any organization, any church (Catholic, LDS, or whatever) within two business days. Completing your Italian family tree has never been easier.