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Postby DeFilippis78 » 18 Feb 2010, 14:13

I requested military records for my GG grandfather and here is the response through email I got:

Gentile Signore,
ci dispiace di comunicarLe che, se non si conosce con precisione data e luogo di nascita, non è posssibile effettuare nessuna ricerca nella documentazione conservata presso l'Archivio di Stato di Napoli
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 18 Feb 2010, 14:19

I think they are saying that they cannot research the records unless you can provide the exact date and place of birth.

Oh well...
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 18 Feb 2010, 14:23

You may be able to hire a researcher to go to the provincial archives and search the records on your behalf. I have no idea what this might cost; perhaps one of our Italy-based researchers can jump in here with details.
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Re: Need translation from Italian archives

Postby DeFilippis78 » 18 Feb 2010, 14:28

Maybe they can search the Salerno province or does it look like they are saying then need EXACT town of birth?

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Postby maestra36 » 18 Feb 2010, 16:35

it says that if you do not know the exact date and place of birth, it is not possible for them to research the documentation which is kept in the state archives of Naples. The same would hold true for any of the other Provincial archives, as far as I know.

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Re: Need translation from Italian archives

Postby DeFilippis78 » 18 Feb 2010, 16:43

Darn! Then back to the old drawing board of trying to get an exact place of birth. Ive tried everything. Anyone know how it works with the people staffed in Italy who help people on this forum? The bottom line is if I cant get his place of birth and BC, dual citizenship is out. Any tips...anyone?

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Re: Need translation from Italian archives

Postby Mulé » 18 Feb 2010, 16:55

I am sure you tried this already, but just putting it out there.

Send the request for BC letter to every comune that serves every city name found in documents like ship manifests, marriage license applications, census, anything really. Any Italian city name shown in any supporting document would have received a letter from me. ;) good luck

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Re: Need translation from Italian archives

Postby DeFilippis78 » 18 Feb 2010, 17:06

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Re: Need translation from Italian archives

Postby Mulé » 18 Feb 2010, 18:12

never give up until you are told all possible chances have been exhausted...

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Re: Need translation from Italian archives

Postby DeFilippis78 » 18 Feb 2010, 18:21

Gods will be done! If its meant to be, it will happen.

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Postby corrado » 18 Feb 2010, 19:21

Shot in the dark but this might help.
http://www.gens.labo.net/

also if they had children born in Italy when they came, when they go married the town is supposed to be recorded on the parish marriage record, i say supposed of course. Also death certs sometimes have this, they again are supposed to but you know that drill.

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Re: Need translation from Italian archives

Postby DeFilippis78 » 18 Feb 2010, 19:26

Corrado,

What is that website for? Being I dont speak Italian Im not to sure what to be looking for :(

Also, they came here by themselves. They didnt meet in Italy. They first met and married in New Jersey. They didnt have any children until later on.

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Re: Need translation from Italian archives

Postby cargor » 18 Feb 2010, 20:37

Alicia...if you know the funeral home where the person was buried from [sometimes death records may say who the undertaker was], you could see if the operation is still there and requests information. I have found information on my relatives this way...yes, place of birth, relatives, etc.
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Re: Need translation from Italian archives

Postby DeFilippis78 » 18 Feb 2010, 20:45

Id have to check the death certificate again.

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Re: Need translation from Italian archives

Postby cargor » 18 Feb 2010, 21:34

Alicia, IF the funeral home is still there, call them, that's what I did. It took the place a few days to get back to me [they had their old records stored up in the attic] but it was worthwhile. If there is no name of the undertaker on the death record, call the cemetery to see what they have for information. I also learned some info from calling cemeteries offices but some of them have fees for searching. Just some tips...hope it works for you.


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