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 Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, & Death) Divorce / Legal Documents One page: $85 $0.30 per word Interpretation Services We can provide an interpretor to you to translate Italian into English for any occasion. $65 an hour
The American Italian Research Library moved from its previous location at the America Italian
Cultural Center in New Orleans to its current location at the East Bank Regional Library in 2012.
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.
Sal Serio, 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 jplibrary.net or contact Sal Serio.
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
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.