R.I.P. Flavio Andreatta

Dear Society members and friends…

It is with great sadness and regret that I have learned of the passing of the co-founder and genealogist of the Italian Genealogy and Heraldry Society of Canada, Flavio Andreatta, on Monday, May 3, 2021.

On behalf of the Society and its members, I extend my most heartfelt condolences to his wife Helga and their families.

If you would like to send a sympathy card, you can send it to Helga Andreatta at 13 CRANBERRY STREET, KINGSVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA N9Y 0E9.


Tim Sellan
Italian Genealogy and Heraldry Society of Canada

New Society Library Address

Please be advised that as of April 2019, the Italian Genealogy and Heraldry Society of Canada has a new office location and mailing address.


Society Mailing Address:


Society library address:


Primary contact:

Tim Sellan, President, Email: tim.sellan@gmail.com, Phone: 226.975.1469


Flavio Andreatta, Genealogist: (Please contact the President, Tim Sellan above)

Getting Started With Genealogy Research

To all members and supporters:

Due to the extremely complex nature of research and the excessive amount of time required for research, I will be adopting the international methodology and standards for family history, genealogy and heraldry, effective December 14 2016.  The most important are the following:

1. Everyone must complete the questionnaire provided by the Society and returned to Flavio Andreatta.

2. All genealogies will begin with the person completing the questionnaire.  This will include the person’s immediate family.

3. All genealogies will contain the paternal and maternal ancestors.

4. All names and surnames must be the names and surnames at birth.  Anglicized names and nicknames are not to be used.

These few rules will make my work easier and you will get the best results.  Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.


Flavio A. L. Andreatta, C.H.R.E., K.O.R.I.E., K.O.P.K.C.
Italian Genealogy and Heraldry Society of Canada – Societa di genealogia e araldica italiana del Canada – Societe de genealogie et d’heraldique italiennes du Canada (Canadian registered charity – Ente culturale di beneficenza senza scopo di lucro).
In Association with the Fogolar Furlan Club of Windsor.
Associations of the Society:
Associazione Le Tre Venezie.
Centre for European Studies.
Festa dei nonni.
Gruppo Azzanese di Windsor.
Gruppo Savoia del Canada.
Italian Cultural Centre of Canada.
Italian Family History Centre.
Rappresentanza di Alleanza Monarchica per il Canada.

Contact info: For more information, please contact the President, Tim Sellan, at tim.sellan@gmail.com or 226.975.1469.

Friuli Fest Dinner 2016

The Italian Genealogy and Heraldry Society of Canada held its first Friuli Fest Dinner on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Fogolar Furlan Windsor. It was an authentic Friuli cultural evening featuring the Fogolar children’s choir, Friuli wines from Vins dal Friul Wines, dinner arranged and presented by Chef Rino Bortolin, and lecture by IGHSC president Flavio Andreatta on the genealogy of the Friuli people. It was a very nice cultural event enjoyed by all. ffdinnercollage

First Annual “Festa dei Nonni” a Success

Last Friday, September 11, 2009, our society held its first annual Festa dei Nonni or “Grandparents Day Celebration”. This was a family dinner fundraiser that featured a buffet style dinner, family history displays, door prizes and a grand prize raffle. The Leamington Italian Choir sang a few old fashioned Italian songs for us. A good time was enjoyed by all. Be sure to attend our next Festa dei Nonni to be held at the Ciociaro Club on Sunday, October 3, 2010. See you there!