In celebration of Italian American heritage month (IAHM), My Italian Family® is donating an Italian genealogy research project valued at $2,000 to one lucky Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® member!

When you join the Sons and Daughters of Italy® as a new national at-large member, renew your at-large membership, or give the gift of at-large membership (only $35) via during the month of October, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a choice between two research options. Winner will be drawn at random on Nov. 5 and will be contacted by the Sons and Daughters of Italy National Office shortly thereafter..

Winner may choose ONE (1) of the following two My Italian Family® Research Projects:

1. Do you ever imagine your Italian Ancestors? The winner of the "Five Generations Back" Research Project will receive a complete picture of his/her family history (back to the 1700s) with copies of old records, photos of the town and the neighborhood when the family lived, information on what the Ancestors did for a living, including the meaning of the surname. Final results will be presented in the form of a Family Book that can be cherished for generations. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

Michael Carta, 2016 contest winner, discovered that his family hailed from the town of Melilli in Sicily where they settled for generations with Sebastiano Carta born there in 1770. The Carta's were a family of "carrettieri" or cart makers and they resided in the house located in Via Carrettieri. 

2. Reconnect to your Living Relatives!  The "Living Relatives" Research Project will identify the winner's Ancestor's descendants in his or her town of orign. Included in the research results are a family chart; your family story; copies of family documents (based on Italian privacy laws); and names with addresses and phone numbers of living relatives if the research results in a direct link. This is a great opportunity to discover potential Italian cousins. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

Steve Craig, 2017 contest winner, discovered that in the town of Murialdo (region of Liguria), there are still many descendants of his Ancestors who came to America in the early 1900s. While we performed the research onsite, we met them in person and they shared some beautiful family pictures from the past. 

There is no limit to the number of entries allowed per individual. (For example, you may give the gift of at-large membership to multiple individuals and be entered for a chance to win for each membership given.) Additional rules and restrictions apply. See below for details.


CONTEST RULES: Only At-Large Membership (ALM) transactions (new, renewed, or gift) processed online through between 12:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 1, 2018, and 11:59 p.m. EDT on Oct. 31, 2018, are eligible. Mail, fax or phone ALM transactions are NOT eligible for this contest. Individuals who give (purchase) an ALM gift membership are eligible to be entered, but the gift recipient will not be entered. There is no limit to the number of memberships an individual may purchase in accordance with the rules above; each membership purchased during contest period earns one automatic entry. The winner will be randomly selected on or around November 5, 2018 and contacted directly by the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America.

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