Although the Italian Historical Society does not undertake family history research, we have assembled useful information and advice for researchers trying to find the records that tell their family story.

Fact sheets which include templates for creating letters to request information from Italy are available on our publications and online resources page. Links to Australian and international sites useful for family history research are found on our Useful weblinks page.

Well researched and well told life-stories are a welcome addition to the IHS Collection. Contact us if you would like to propose lodging your collection or published family history with us.

An education kit, 'Genealogy for Kids, a resource for primary and junior secondary Italian teachers' can be downloaded here and the supplementary resource, 'Italian Genealogy for Kids- An education kit for Italian Australian primary students and parents' can be downloaded from the online resources page.

Educational programs
Offering a special education program for teachers of Italian, English and SOSE – with self-guided or staff-led options – Museo Italiano is the perfect place for your next excursion!
School visits
Further research
The IHS has extensive collections of historic materials documenting the Italian presence in Australia. These are made available to scholars, writers and the community to assist them in family and community research.
Temporary exhibitions and events

Complementing the Museo's permanent collections, Co.As.It. regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and cultural events.
(Photo: ©Emilio Cresciani)

Cultural program