Italian Pulse - Italian Roots update - March 5, 2016

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February was a big month for the Italian Roots free space project!   We're certainly gaining momentum.

We've had several active new members, a kind wikitree leader has provided us with a template and we've been tagging profiles into the italian roots category with it - as well as notable profiles with Italian heritage.  (The template adds the [[Italian Roots]] category and includes a box that indicates Italian Heritage.)

Adding the new Italian Roots template is simple, just insert the following into a profile's text section:

{{Italian Roots}}

What next?  How can we maintain the momentum?

We need to broaden involvement in the project - so if you have been putting off that Italian Name or Place Study, or been hesitant to sign on to the project, Spring is almost here and it is time to get the house in order.  Tag your Italian surname's by adding the new template; add italian_roots to your followed G2G tags; and step up by joining the steering committee.  

How can you join the steering committee? - Simple - just express your willingness to us.  We'e got a Google+ community, too.  You can find the link on our free-space page.

What do we need to do beyond this?  We need to make this group project into a resource for each other and for the broader wikitree community.

Help now by identifying tasks you think should be addressed by Italian Roots, or tasks you are willing to step forward to undertake.

Let's see if we can build up a task list before March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph!   (My grandfather's namesake, and my middle name.)


WikiTree profile: Space:Italian_roots
asked in The Tree House by Michael Maranda G2G6 Mach 6 (65k points)

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Hi Michael,

as wrote before I can help the Group in any way. I'm Italian, and my initial genealogical effort was to find my tree, an hobby i'm continuing till now adding info on wikitree and , more generally about my surname on my web site A few months ago I've started to offer also "professional" services through two web sites (if someone is interested, please write me privately). So can help with translation, researches and so on. I suggest to put an advertisement in three of the Groups on Facebook "Italian genealogy", "Amici della genealogia" and "Italian Genealogical records" .



answered by Enrico Davini G2G2 (2.9k points)
selected by Michael Maranda
Promoting this on FB is a great idea.  If you can help me frame an invite, or would like to go forward and invite people in those FB groups, that would be wonderful.  I appreciate your longstanding willingness to help advance this project.  I'be listed you as part of the steering committee, if that is ok?

thank for adding me in steering committee. 

i tried to find you on FB, but I think is better you write directly to the administrators of the groups (if you have any problem with the groups, search me on FB) .the link for FB are

closed group ITALIAN GENEALOGY,administrators: Lynda Webster and Marianne Dambra

This group is for those interested in sharing and helping others with their genealogy research. In order to join you have to be approved first. No businesses will be approved. If the moderators are unable to verify that your Facebook is real (recent posts, belongs to similar groups, etc.) your request will be either ignored or blocked.


closed group: AMICI DELLA GENEALOGIA, administrators Livio Moreno, Simona Cigana, Gianluca Franchi, Daniela Fazzi, Luca Paccara

Richieste di aiuto per le vostre ricerche, notizie sugli archivi online, curiosit√† e aneddoti. Tutto quello che riguarda la genealogia italiana e mondiale.
E non solo...


closed group: ITALIAN GENEALOGICAL RECORDS administrators Nicolas D'Alessandro, Victoria Calabrese, Joel Cole

This group is dedicated to Italian records and exploring various sources when discussing Italian genealogy. We will discuss and explore many types of records, such as church and civil records, notarial acts, ecclesiastical records, etc. This group can also help in the translation of records posted including aid in requesting and retrieving records from various record repositories in Italy. Admin posts will be made in English and Italian. This group covers ALL current and historical regions of Italy (Sicily, Sardinia, Istria, Dalmatia,etc)


Moreover you can write a post in  the open group WIKITREE FOR GENEALOGISTS 


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