In addition to our annual Italian Genealogy Class, our library and museum holds numerous resources available for researching your family history.
For more information, please contact Kathy Foggia
American Citizen Newspaper Archives
The weekly Italian language newspaper Il Risveglio (The Awakening) was first published in Des Moines in 1922 by Anthony Sarcone. In 1925, he changed the name of newspaper to the American Citizen. During the late 1920’s the newspaper gradually converted from Italian to English, mimicking the Italian immigrants’ own language transition.
We are thrilled to announce that we have the entire collection of the American Citizen on CD. And they are fully searchable! These newspapers cover 50+ years and are a wealth of information, not only for the genealogist, but anyone interested in local and world history.
Check out some of our helpful hints here.
Genealogy Website Links
We have compiled a list of our favorite genealogy websites here.