The history of the American Italian Cultural Center & Museum is as rich as the history of our Italian forefathers. We seek to cultivate a strong bond with our community and bring a little bit of Italy to daily life here in New Orleans.


Translation of documents in Italian or in English
* Rates are dependent on whether content is Standard or Technical. Rates may also vary depending on urgency.
$0.30 per word


The American Italian Research Library is located on the second floor of the East Bank Regional Library, located at 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA 70001. The American Italian Research Library houses a large collection of oral histories, immigration records, notes, books, photographs and other artifacts chronicling the local Italian community.

Cyril Lagvanec, curator of the Italian American Research Center at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie, sponsors a series of genealogy courses. For more information visit:


Now open to the public!

If you descend from an Italian citizen, or if you have an ancestor born in Italy, you may be eligible for Italian citizenship! Obtaining Italian citizenship would allow you – while maintaining your American citizenship – to reconnect to your cultural background, to obtain an Italian passport for you and your family, and to live, work, retire and freely travel in Italy as well as in any other country in the European Union.

Since every person’s situation is unique and the process can be complicated, we will guide you stepby-step to prepare a successful application that will allow you to obtain Italian dual citizenship. The American Italian Cultural Center can assist in obtaining and translating the required documents and handle your application from start to finish at an affordable rate.

Please email for more info.