I should have announced this more than a week ago - but the flu had the upper hand in our household of late.
I am very pleased to share with everyone that Italian Roots is no longer a Free Space Project - we have on Official Project page, and soon we will be able to offer badges to our members.
If you have already signaled your interest in joining, please check that you are listed on the Member section of the page and add some details of your interest or research focus there. If you aren't on the list -- add yourself!
If you have ideas for improvement of our project page, please let us know here, or on our Google+ Community (see link for that on our project page).
Please help spread the word, too! I've posted on the Wikitree Genealogists page on FB as well as Italian Genealogy page.
We've got a lot to do to become as vital a resource as some of the other longstanding projects - we hope to learn from them and become one of the many gems of wikitree.
Any questions -- don't hesitate to reach out!