This presentation includes an overview of Italian immigration to the United States, Michigan, and Detroit. For those who do not know their Italian ancestral hometown, sources will be identified that aid in the location of the Italian hometown. Italian resources will be presented and explained incluing civil registration and church records for births, marriages, processetti, and deaths. Italian naming practices, Italian genealogical vobaculary, and Internet resources for Italian research will be reviewed. Audience members may present Italian challenges or brick walls for case studies.
From The Detroit Free Press, 24 October 1909