January 2024

What’s New in Italian Record Digitization from FamilySearch and Portale Antenati.

Description: Suzanne will briefly explain the history of Italian records which FamilySearch.org has in its holdings, and will share the status of the current civil registration digitization project, what records are being digitized, the best ways to access the information, and the future of the project.

Suzanne Russo Adams is an accredited genealogist in Italian research and has been researching Italian roots for more than 25 years. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a BS in sociology and a BA in family history/genealogy specializing in Southern European research, specifically Italy. She holds a Master’s degree in European History (December 2008) also from BYU.
Her experience ranges from research to genealogy technology to conferences and speaking. Suzanne worked for Ancestry.com for 12 years and has been employed by FamilySearch.org for the last 12 years as a Sr. Content Strategist with responsibilities for record acquisition strategy in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Isles and with previous responsibilities for the United States, Latin America, Southern Europe and the Adriatic.
Suzanne has served as a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) and as a commissioner for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). She was a lead researcher for NBC’s U.S. season 1 of Who Do You Think You Are? and is credited for her work on the Susan Sarandon and Brooke Shields episodes. She is also the author of Finding Your Italian Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide (Ancestry, 2008).
For more on her journey to family history in Italy see “From Ancient Languages to Finding Her Roots: Suzanne Russo Adams” here: https://www.familysearch.org/en/blog/suzanne-russo-adams-spotlight

Suzanne Russo Adams