Excerpted from
Italian Americans: The Immigrant Experience

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ITALIAN SITES ON THE INTERNET

GENEALOGY:
1. The Italian-American Home Site
http://www.italianamericans.com
Comprehensive site including listings on genealogy, organizations, festivals, recipes, and links to other Italian sites.

2. PIE - Italian Genealogy, Heritage, Culture & Databases
http://www.cimorelli.com/pie
Includes information on Italian-American history, emigration, immigration, naturalization, as well as searchable online databases.

3. The Italian Genealogy Homepage
http://www.italgen.com
Extensive educational material ranging from an introduction to the subject, to comments on the meaning of Italian names, to determining ancestral nobility, to a civil records repository.

4. The Italian Genealogical Group
http://www.italiangen.org/goal.stm
A New York City-based group that meets on the second Saturday of every month from September to June, and is dedicated to furthering Italian family history.

5. Italian Genealogy Online
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom
A place where Italian Americans can research their ancestry, Italian surnames, and other family members around the world.

6. Genealogy "How-To" Guide
http:/www.familytreemaker.com
Contains step-by-step instructions for locating different types of family information.

7. Italy WorldGen Web
http://www.rootsweb.com/itagw/con/howtore/resindex.htm
Includes a people-search, an overview of Italian Records, and genealogy books.

8. Tracing Your Italian Ancestry
http://www.phoenix.net/joes/itans.html
Simple advice on how to trace Italian ancestry.

9. Italian Genealogical Society
http://users.loa.com
A membership organization offering assistance in tracing Italian ancestry.

10. Italian Email Addresses
http://mailory.tin.it
Italian database of email addresses.

11. Free Genealogy Queries
http://www.lineages.com/queries/queries.asp
Unlimited free-of-charge genealogical queries.

HISTORY:
12. Windows On Italy-The History
http://www.mi.cnr.it/WOI/deagosti/history/0welcome.html
A complete history of Italy from prehistoric times through the post-war era.

13. Italian Historical Society of America
http://www.italianhistorical.org
Brooklyn, New York-based society dedicated to Italian history.

14. "When Italian-Americans Were Enemy Aliens-Una Storia Segreta"
http://www.io.com/~segreta/index.html
An online historical exhibit devoted to the internment, restrictions, exclusion, aftermath, and personal stories of the war era.

15. Timeline: Ancient Rome
http://www.exovedate.com/ancient_timeline_one.html
Provides a chronological index of the history of Ancient Rome with extensive links to internet resources.

16. The Italian Renaissance of the Fifteenth Century
http://www.best.com/~natalew/zItalyRen.html
Art history page exhibiting works of the major Renaissance painters.

17. Late Gothic and Renaissance Art in Italy
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ATHLinks2.html#general
Extensive educational information on this important era in Italian art history.

18. The Florence Art Guide
http://www.mega.it/eng/egui/hogui.htm
A great guide for any visitor to the artistic hub of Italy.

SOCIAL COMMENTARY:
19. The Present and Future of Little Italys
http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/soc/semiotics/v1n1/index.html
An essay about the current cultural and economical situation of "Little Italys" throughout the United States.

20. Affirmative Action, Defamation, and Discrimination Concerning Italian Americans
http://www.italian-american.com/italaffm.htm
Contains a large number of articles regarding these social and political issues.

ITALIAN-AMERICAN CULTURE:
21. Made*In*Italy*Online
http://www.made-in-Italy.com
A site that houses a plethora of information and links on current culture-from fashion & design to food & wine to shopping to travel to virtual-art galleries.

22. H-ItAM: Italian-American Studies
http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/itam
Subscription-based interactive network and forum for scholars and activists relating to the Italian-American experience and ethnic culture.

23. Lou Alfano's Homepage - Featuring Italian Culture and History
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1709/Alfano.htm
Contains interesting facts about the Italian-American experience.

24. Arduini & Pizzo: An Italian-American Family History
http://www.arduini.net
A family web site that has a wide scope of cultural information and extensive links to just about anything Italian.

25. Virtual Italy
http://www.virtualitalia.com
A cultural network filled with information and links to other Italian sites.

ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS:
26. The National Italian-American Foundation Home Page
http://www.niaf.org
The main Washington advocate for the country's fifth largest ethnic group.

27. Embassy of Italy in the United States
http://www.italyemb.org
Based in Washington, this embassy provides useful links and information regarding Italian activities in the United States, tips for travelers, a virtual newsstand, and economic, trade, and statistical data.

28. American Italian Heritage Association
http://www.aiha-albany.org
Membership provides a sixteen-page bi-monthly newsletter filled with information on Italian Americans who have made valuable contributions to Italian heritage and culture.

29. Order Sons of Italy in America
http://www.osia.org
The official site of one of the most prominent societies for Italian Americans.

30. The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts
http://www.dantealighieri.net/cambridge
An organization that promotes Italian culture by fostering achievements in art, literature, and science, as well as the study of Italian, and other cultural activities.

31. Italian-American Clubs and Organizations
http://www.italianclubs.com
Handy directory of links to Italian history, culture, festivals, and businesses.

32. The Italian Cultural Society of Washington, D.C.
http://www.italianculturalsociety.org
A non-profit organization that creates opportunities to explore Italian culture, and to strengthen bonds between the Italian and American people.

ITALIAN FESTIVALS:
33. Italian Street Parties, Festivals, and Good-Time Gatherings
http://www.hostetler.net/italy.htm
A free database (in English) of events, festival, markets, and celebrations occurring throughout Italy that can be very useful in vacation planning.

34. Italia Unita
http://Italiaunita.org
The organization responsible for East Boston's largest Italian festival. The site also contains links to Italian dining and wedding parties.

35. Italian Film Festival
http://www.italianfilm.com
A festival of six recent and classic Italian films held every October-November in California.

36. Italian Festival of McAlester, Oklahoma
http://www.italianfestival.org
Annual festival information, events, and attractions, as well as links to other organizations and Italian festivals.

FOOD & WINE:
37. Italia Mia-Italian Cuisine
http://www.italiamia.com/cuisine.html
Selected Italian web sites on cuisine, recipes, wine, and more.

38. Italian Cuisine
http://Italianfood.about.com/food/Italianfood
About.com's guide to Italian cuisine, including recipes, restaurants, beverages, and extensive links.

39. Made in Italy Wine & Food, Wine Index
http://www.made-in-Italy.com/winefood/wine.htm
A clear and simple index of Italian wine-history, grapes, regions, wine museums, and books about wines.

MUSIC:
40. Italian Music
http://www.italink.on.ca
Offers a wide selection of Italian songs and music, ranging from folk to children's songs, and also offers promotional items, posters, and Italian tour information.

41. Italian Songs for Downloading
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Canvas/9637/index.html
Downloadable Italian folk songs, which change periodically.

42. Italian Music on the Net
http://usa.musicaitaliana.com
A comprehensive entry point into Italian music, this page provides an English search engine that can locate just about any Italian recording artist.

43. Italian Music Homepage
http://www.cilea.it/music/entrance.htm
Information about musical heritage, education, performances, production, institutions, events, and people.

44. Meri's Italian Folksinging Page
http://http://www.italianfolkmusic.com
Contains the lyrics to hundreds of Italian folk songs.

LITERATURE & FILM:
45. Italian Literature
http://www.crs4.it/HTML/Literature.html
This site features the complete text of many classic Italian literary works and is compiled in Italian.

46. Italia Mia-Italian Cinema
http://www.italiamia.com/cinema.html
Selected links to Italian cinema web sites and videos on sale.

47. Italian-American Short Film Night
http://www.moondelabeam.com
A festival promoting non-stereotypical images of Italian Americans and the work of emerging Italian-American actors, writers, and directors.

MAGAZINES AND BOOKS:
48. Italy Italy
http://www.Italyitalymagazine.com
A bi-monthly magazine published in Rome, but intended for an American audience. Featured articles include Italian politics, culture, and cuisine.

49. The Magazine of La Cucina Italiana
http://www.piacere.com
A magazine highlighting Italian Cuisine, but also including articles on events, festivals, and travel.

50. Auto Italia
http://auto-italia.co.uk
A magazine entirely devoted to Italian automobiles.

51. The Italian-American Web Site of New York
http://www.Italian-american.com
A wide variety of links to Italian magazines, books, poetry, and newspapers.

LANGUAGE RESOURCES:
52. Italian Language
http://Italian.about.com/homework/Italian
Includes Italian lessons, chats, and other resources for the study of the language.

53. Cyber Italian - Interactive Italian Language Course
http://www.cyberitalian.com
The course teaches the language as well as culture, cinema, literature, and art.

54. Mama's Learn To Speak Italian
http://www.eat.com/learn-italian
Down-home Italian lessons, phrases, and recipes.

55. Travlang
http://www.travlang.com
A bi-monthly audio magazine designed to increase language proficiency and knowledge of current cultural and historical events (select Italian from the language menu).

56. Italian Language Learning Resources
http://www.call.gov
A collection of Italian language learning resources and links for Italian teachers and learners.

TRAVEL & MAPS:
57. Travel Europe Guide to Italy
http://www.traveleurope.it/Italy
Along with links to over four thousand web pages on history, tourism, and many other topics, this comprehensive travel site offers online booking and special offers.

58. Real Italy
http://www.realitaly.com
Tour Italy with the help of color photos and information on travel, dining, history, art, and more. The site also has a chat room.

59. Italy Tour
http://www.italytour.com
Take the ultimate virtual tour of Italy on this site. Visit restaurants and hotels in the famous regions of Florence, Venice, and Rome without leaving home.

60. Italy's Hotel Directory
http://www.italy-hotel.com/index.html
Search the most frequently visited destinations in Italy for available hotel rooms, or search by region or by province with the help of this directory.

61. Italy Map
http://www.lonelyplanet.com.au/dest/eur/graphics/map-ita.htm
Italy, Sardinia, and Sicily comprise the map. Interactive functions access more detailed maps in selected cities, as well as overviews of regional culture and attractions.

GENERAL ITALIAN SEARCH-ENGINE SITES:
62. Search Italia
http://www.searchitalia.com
Search Italia is a web directory and search engine of all things Italian on the Internet.

63. Tricolore - The Home of Italians on the Net
http://www.tricolore.net
A site including links to Italian culture, genealogy, business, and photos that also features a chat room, a forum, and pen pals.

64. Hugh Lauter Levin Associates Italian Links
http://www.hlla.com/reference/italian-links.html
The list of links from this very book is on the publisher's web site so you can go to our page and click on any of them.


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