Aliza’s been interested in family history since 2nd grade when she made her first family tree as a homework assignment and first heard family stories about the “old country”.
Her curiosity was piqued. Her passion was ignited. And they never waned.
She started as most genealogists do: tracing her own tree, as a hobby. Then she started helping others. And after over a decade of getting requests for help from all over country and going to the library on nights and weekends to search Italian records for free, it dawned on her: This was more than just a hobby or even a passion. It was her calling.
She left her successful sales and marketing career behind and started Roots in the Boot so she could dedicate herself full time to her Italian heritage work.
Aliza later turned another passion into a profession: writing. She’s now a syndicated columnist and feature writer for Italian American publications across the United States.
Aliza resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.