Departures from Italy
- Departure records
From the site “Ship Immigration Records” List of links relative to passengers leaving Italy, demands of…
- Immigrant Ancestors Project
The Immigrant Ancestors Project, sponsored by the Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University, uses emigration registers to locate information about the birthplaces of immigrants in their native countries, which is not found in the port registers and naturalization documents in the destination countries
Emigration to Europe
Emigration to Benelux
National Archives of the kingdom of Belgium
National Archives of Luxemburg
Genealogical association dealing with the territories of Lorena, Germany, Belgium and Luxemburg
Emigration to France
French national archives, site of Fontainebleau. Registration and reservation, to consult the naturalization files (after 1930)
French national archives, site of Paris. Registration and reservation, to consult the naturalization files (before 1930)
Data base of italian immigrants having lived in the french department of Alpes-Maritimes from 1880 to 1935
Perusal of the registration registers of immigrants in Franche-Comté(1893-1920), mostly Italians, realized by the CEGFC. Write to the association to obtain a copy of the data registered on the index card of a migrant.
Biographical dictionary of Italians coming from Frioul (provinces of Udine, Pordenone et Gorizia) and settled in France. This site enables to visualize the index of names and locations cited in the dictionary
1901 and 1911 census search engine
“Looking for a person” : search for a person in the archives
FreeBMD is an ongoing project, which aims at transcribing the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. The transcribing of the records is carried out by teams of dedicated volunteers and contains index information for the period 1837-1983
Association which aims at helping the British of Italian origin to find their roots. Certain resources are available freely, the others are reserved for the members
Emigration to Swizerland
Accès en ligne aux archives des journaux L’Express et L’Impartial, édités par La SNP Société Neuchâteloise de Presse SA. Recherche possible par patronyme dans tous les articles, y compris les annonces d’état-civil
Emigration to American continent
Search in three databases of italian newcomers, in the ports of New York (USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Vitória (Brazil).
Search engine of CISEI (Centro Internazionale Studi Emigrazione Italiana) that searches at the same time : departures from Genova between 1833 and 1856, the “Memorial do Imigrante” from São Paulo, harbour of Santos, between 1888 and 1912, the data base of CASTLE Garden 1820 -1912 and that of CEMLA in Buenos Aires between 1926 and 1950
Lists of assengers having sailed between Le Havre and New York on ships of the “Compagnie Générale Transatlantique”, from 1864 to 1945; browse of passenger lists by travel or search by name (all registers are not registered on-line)
Retranscription of the boarding registers of the ISTG (Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild) for emigrants leaving the French ports of le Havre, Bordeaux, Cherbourg and Marseille.
Boarding registers of emigrants having left Europe from harbours of the United Kingdom between 1890 and 1960, among those were a large number of italians
Site dedicated to genealogical searches in Canada and USA. Very rich content: spoiling of registers, passenger lists, naturalizations, advices…
Archives of newpapers of XIXth and XXth centuries, mainly from USA and Canada
Emigration to Canada
Gateway giving access to the resources of more than 800 archive centers across Canada
Genealogy and Family History in Canada
How to search for ancestors coming from Italy
Search for immigrants arriving in Canada between 1801 and 1849, from the “Miscellaneous Immigration Index”
Search within the index of British Columbia registers, births (1872-1903), weddings (1872-1936), deaths (1872-1991)
Very rich site, issued from “Olive Tree Genealogy”. Helps to find canadian naturalization demands (Declarations of Intent, First Papers, Alien Registrations, Passport Applications, Naturalization Petitions and Citizenship Certificates)
Emigration to the USA
Landing in New-York from 1820 to 1892, before Ellis Island opened.
Search engine of the passengers having landed at Ellis Island, in the port of New York
A guide about what is available at Ellis Island
Database of people who died in quarantine in New York harbor hospitals (in Hoffman Island and Swinburne Island), between 1909 and 1911
Allows a search for the landings in New York (Ellis Island and Castle Garden), Boston, Baltimore, Galveston, the New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco, in Canada, from Hamburg, as well as crossings of the border between the USA and Canada.
Data Files Relating to the Immigration of Italians to the United States, documenting the period 1855 – 1900
Searchable database of records on over half a million passengers who arrived at the United States between 1855 through 1900 and identified their country of origin as Italy or nationality as Italian
Passengers list of the ships of the “Compagnie Générale Transatlantique”, making the crossing le Havre-New York between 1864 and 1945. Lists of passengers by travel or search by name (all registers are not online)
This site aenables an online visualisation of a selection of naturalization records for immigrants from Italy
This web site enables to do a search to see the availability of naturalization microfilm
Access to USA census records, from 1790 to 1940.
Very rich site, issued from “Olive Tree Genealogy”. Helps to find american naturalization demands (Declarations of Intent, First Papers, Alien Registrations, Passport Applications, Naturalization Petitions and Citizenship Certificates
Emigration to Argentina
Search in the database of the Centro de Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos (CEMLA), concerned are the landings in the port of Buenos Aires for periods 1882-1932, 1938-1945, 1947, on 1948, 1949 (partially) and on 1950. Registers 1933-1937 are not available.
Database listing the arrivals of emigrants of any origin arrivals to Argentina in the XIXth century, including the river travels and certain arrivals from Genoa.
Lists of passengers having landed in Buenos Aires harbour between 1882 and 1920, from different sources as CEMLA and Agnelli Foundation
List of resources for genealogical searches in Argentina
Emigration to Brazil
This on-line information system gives access to numerous documents, among which the registers of landing in the port of Rio de Janeiro from 1876 (browse by year then by boat). But the browsing is not very intuitive (from “Multinivel – Fundos e coleções do arquivo nacional”).
Search in the gazette of Brazil, allows for example to find notifications of naturalizations.
A portal dedicated to the Italian emigration in Brazil, little mess but interesting.
Supplies the information of landing in Brazil with the immigrants (from 1737 to 1920) from a surname. Paying service: 80 reais, that is 35 euros for all the information on a given patronymic. On-line payment.
Landings in the port of Rio de Janeiro (1880 – 1930)
If your ancestors came from Venetia: the Venetia is indeed the province where from left Italians’ largest number towards Brazil, in particular at the beginning of the Italian colonization in Brazil (1875-1900). Search by initial of the surname or complete name, information on the travelers.
Brazilian phone book. Can help to know if descendants having certain name live in a state or a given city, and possibly to write them.
Search in the database of transcription of the registers of immigrants arrival to São Paulo between 1887 and 1958.
Database allowing to look for the emigrants navigating on boats to the state of Espirito Santo. Filter at first with the initial of the surname.
Archives of the state of Mina Gerais (MG). By clicking on “Imigrantes”: access to the information on the recordings of immigrants, between 1888 and 1901.
Public archives of the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS), one of the most ancient lands of immigration of the Italians in Brazil (before the development of São Paulo). Warning on the search pages: documents have not yet all been indexed for an on-line search.
Database containing the recordings of immigrants’ arrivals in the port of Paranaguá, state of the Paraná (PR), for the periods 1876-1879 and 1885-1896.
Archives of the city of Joinville (state of Santa Catarina, SC) and of its region. Click the link “lista do imigrantes”, a first list opens and a list of the other files appears in the left column. N.b.: These immigrants were essentially German.
Keep some registers relative to the Italians and the Germans who established in the colonies of the zone of Caxias do Sul.
Site dedicated to Italians havingemigrated in Peru: history, list of names…
Emigration to Venezuela
Site dedicated to Italians having emigrated in Venezuela
Emigration to Africa
Emigration to Algeria
Consultation des registres de l’état civil dit européen, établi de 1830 à 1962, jusqu’à l’accession de l’Algérie à l’indépendance. Les registres accessibles en ligne couvrent la période 1830-1906. Concerne également les Italiens établis en Algérie.
Emigration to Tunisia
Consultation of the recordings of baptism, marriage, grave of the catholic parishes of Tunis and Sousse. It concerns numerous Italian, in particular a great deal of families originating of Sicily. It is then possible to order a transcription of acts the bishop’s palace of Tunis (cost 6,10 € by act).
Emigration to Oceania
Emigration to Australia
Documents and websites related to immigration in Australia
Search for arrivals in the ports of western Australia between 1921 and 1949 or for arrivals to the airport of Perth between 1944 and 1949.
Lists of passengers having emigrated to Australia after WWII from different european countries, classified by year and ship
Search for graves in the cemeteries of various states of Australia.
Registers of immigration in the state of New South Walles.
Lists of immigrants coming in the state of Queensland.
Online search and ordering of images for Queensland (Births:1829–1914, Deaths: 1829–1983, Marriages :1829–1938). Paying service
Accès à des archives de journaux, photographies, cartes
Emigration to New Zeland
Site gouvernemental permettant de rechercher et de commander des actes de NMD en Nouvelle-Zélande
Listes des bases de données de divers cimetières de Nouvelle-Zélande, classées par région
Site web de la New Zealand Society of Genealogists (Association des généalogistes de Nouvelle-Zélande)