Congratulations to Melanie D. Holtz, CG®, author of the recent book “The Family Tree Guide to Italian Genealogy: How to Trace Your Family Tree in Italy.”

The book can be found at online book sellers including Amazon The book is available in both bound and Kindle formats.

Image ©Melanie Holtz

Melanie specializes in Italian genealogical research and Italian-American dual citizenship. She has been a certified associate since January 2010. In addition to research and citizenship services, Melanie also provides translations, writing, and document services through her company Lo Schiavo Genealogica. For more information, visit her website at or email her at

The words Certified Genealogist and letters CG are registered certification marks, and the designations CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.