italian-ancestors-sponsorCasa Italia’s Genealogy Department recently spoke with representatives at FamilySearch to be one of many sponsors of their Italian Ancestor Indexing Project.

FamilySearch recently joined forces with the Italian State Archives to digitize and index over 23 million images of Italian Civil Records. You can read all about it in the article, FamilySearch Unites with Italian Archive Organization to Digitize Civil Registration Records. These records are online and available for free. Others are being added as they are digitized.

How can you help? Watch our blog for more details on this exciting project and sign up for our Indexers newsletter. Casa Italia’s Genealogy Department will be encouraging volunteer indexers to register with us, we will be hosting training sessions and indexing parties this year, and running contests all in an effort to help index these incredible records. As soon as we have full details on how you can sign up with Casa Italia, we’ll post it here.

Want to stay informed throughout the entire process? Join our new Italian Ancestors Project Indexers Mailing List. We will send out a newsletter to our indexers notifying them of progress, contests, events, and more about twice a month.

We look forward to working with you on this exciting project!

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