Valentino Genealogy Views of Italy

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions that have not been answered below, please contact Valentino Genealogy.

Italian-American (Dual) Citizenship

Q. Does getting my dual citizenship automatically extend to my spouse and children?

A. The easy answer is "maybe" -- your unique circumstances need to be evaluated. Eligibility can depend on who your ancestor was, when they came to the U.S. and when they naturalized.

Q. If I already started the process, can Valentino Genealogy help speed it up?

A. It depends on where you are in the process -- determining eligibility, document collection, translations and transcriptions -- contact us to see how we can help.

Q. Why should I look into dual citizenship now?

A. Why not! It takes awhile -- let's get started!


Italian to English Translations & Transcriptions

Q. My grandmother translated the documents and told me what they were for -- why should I have someone else do it?

A. Small details that might not have been translated or explained fully (or were and have been forgotten) might prove quite useful to key points in your genealogical research. Additionally, every document has the chance of pointing to more that might be previously unknown and/or essential sources.

Q. Are your translation & transcription services expensive? Do you charge by document, number of pages or word?

A. Every case is different, but generally translation and transcription services are charged by the hour. For more details on our pricing or to discuss your particular document(s) or project, please contact us so we can give you an estimate.


Italian Genealogical Research

Q. Do you only handle large genealogical research projects? Or can you help with just a few small things?

A. Happy to help wherever we can, but it is best to contact us with some details so we can better answer.