Most genealogical and historical societies in North America and in Italy publish magazines and newsletters. The articles often include:
- Family genealogies and pedigrees.
- Transcripts of church records, migration lists, and cemetery records.
- Helpful articles on research methodology.
- Information about local records, archives, and services.
- Book advertisements and book reviews.
- Research advertisements.
- Queries or requests for information about specific ancestors that can help you contact other interested researchers.
North American Periodicals
A few historical and genealogical societies publish periodicals focusing on the Italian immigrants to North America. These are often published quarterly and may focus on the emigrants to a particular region or state. Examples are:
POINTers: The American Journal of Italian Genealogy. Published by POINT (Pursuing Our Italian Names Together), P.O. Box 14966 Las Vegas, Nevada 89114-4966. 1987–. (FHL book US/CANADA 973 D25po.)
Comunes of Italy. Published by L&G Merchandise, Inc., 2709 Arctic Avenue, Altlantic City, NJ 08401. 1998-. (FHL book US/CANADA 945 D25c).
Italian Genealogical Group [newsletter]. Published by the Italian Genealogical Group, P.O. Box 626, Bethpage, NY 11714-0626, 1994-. (FHL book US/CANADA 974.7 D25i)
A helpful list of periodicals published in Italy is:
- Stolp, Gertrude Nobile. Cataloghi a stampa di periodici delle biblioteche italiane (1859–1967): bibliografia descrittiva (Descriptive bibliography of periodicals in Italian libraries). Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1968. (FHL book EUROPE 945 B23s.)
Copies of periodicals are available from the local societies that publish them. Major archives with genealogical collections will have copies of many periodicals, particularly those representing the area they serve.
The Family History Library subscribes to many Italian periodicals. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog in several ways. If you know the title of a periodical, look in the Author/Title Search. To find periodicals in the Locality Search, look for:
ITALY- GENEALOGY- PERIODICALS
ITALY - HISTORY- PERIODICALS
ITALY- SOCIETIES- PERIODICALS
ITALY- [PROVINCE] - GENEALOGY- PERIODICALS
ITALY - [PROVINCE] - HISTORY- PERIODICALS
ITALY- [PROVINCE] - PERIODICALS
ITALY- [PROVINCE] - SOCIETIES- PERIODICALS
ITALY- [PROVINCE] - [TOWN] - GENEALOGY- PERIODICALS
ITALY - [PROVINCE] - [TOWN] - HISTORY- PERIODICALS
ITALY- [PROVINCE] - [TOWN] - PERIODICALS
ITALY- [PROVINCE] - [TOWN] - SOCIETIES- PERIODICALS
[STATE]- GENEALOGY- PERIODICALS
[STATE]- HISTORY- PERIODICALS
[STATE]- SOCIETIES- PERIODICALS
For more information, see also the "Societies" section of this outline.