In honor of Italian American Heritage Month, the Sons and Daughters of Italy is holding a contest to win a My Italian Family genealogy research project valued at approximately $2,000 . Throughout the entire month of October, individuals who join, renew or gift a Sons and Daughters of Italy national at-large membership (ALM) online will be entered for a chance to win one of two available research projects. The two projects are:
  1. Discover your family history all the way to the late 1700s! The winner of the “5 Generations Back” Research Project will learn his or her ancestors’ names, occupations, where they grew up, and many more amazing historical details.
  2. Reconnect to your living relatives! The “Living Relatives” Research Project will research the winner’s Ancestor’s descendants in his or her town of origin in Italy. A great opportunity to discover potential Italian cousins.
Complete research results will be provided in both printed and electronic versions.
The contest will run from 12:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 1, 2017, through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Oct. 31, 2017 . Individuals who join or renew their at-large membership or purchase the gift of ALM for someone else, must do so online through to be automatically be entered to win*. The winner will be drawn at random on Nov. 3 and will be contacted by the Sons and Daughters of Italy National Office shortly thereafter.