Italian American (Americano Italiano) Newspapers Are Coming!

GenealogyBank is pleased to announce that later this year it will be adding six Italian American newspapers from three states: California, New York and Pennsylvania.

These new additions to GenealogyBank’s online historical newspaper archives will provide thousands of articles to help you do genealogy research on your Italian American ancestors. Trace your Italian ancestry back to the 1800s with obituaries, birth notices, wedding announcements, and local news stories found in these old Italian-language newspapers.

photo of Mulberry Street in "Little Italy" in New York City around 1900

Photo: Mulberry Street, “Little Italy” in New York City, around 1900. Credit: Wikipedia.

The early Italian American newspapers we will be adding soon to our online archives include:


City Newspaper




San Francisco Corriere del Popolo




New York Cristoforo Colombo




New York Eco d’Italia




New York Fiaccola Weekly




New York Progresso Italo-Americano




Philadelphia Momento



Look for these Italian news titles to be added online late in 2013.

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Written by Thomas Jay Kemp

Thomas Jay Kemp

Thomas Jay Kemp is the Director of Genealogy Products at GenealogyBank. Tom Kemp is an internationally known librarian and archivist – he is the author of over 35 genealogy books and hundreds of articles about genealogy and family history.

He previously served as the Chair of the National Council of Library & Information Associations (Washington, DC) and as Library Director of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

An active genealogist, he has been working on his own family history for 47 years. With the rapidly growing online archives at GenealogyBank – it is a great day for genealogy!

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7 thoughts on “Italian American (Americano Italiano) Newspapers Are Coming!

  1. So glad to hear this! Can you also look at getting L’Araldo Italiano, from NYC? It is very hard to find. The NYC Public Library has the most complete microfilm record of this paper. Would be great to get this online and in searchable format. L’Araldo was a daily starting from the 1880’s.

  2. When are these Italian American newspapers going to hit the website? It is now the spring of 2014 and I don’t see the titles for New York listed.

  3. Tom Poirier – All of these titles are currently in process, being digitized and waiting for release.

    All the best –

  4. Hi Damien –
    Good news – these Italian American newspapers are live in GenealogyBank.
    Click on the links above and search each of these newspapers.

    All the best in your research,


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