Better to Call or Write to Italy?...

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Better to Call or Write to Italy?...

Postby ella » 17 Aug 2010, 17:23

I have the exact dates, names, and places of my grandparents births, marriage. My friend's father has offered to write letters, translate or call for me.

Question is - to Mascali and Piedemonte Etneo (both Sicily), which would be the easier way?

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Postby PeterTimber » 17 Aug 2010, 17:39

Both have their own vital records offices an yhou can send each a form letter in Italian rquesting the ocument(s) you wish free of charge so why not just fill lout the form letters yourself and mail them to the Uffico di Stato Civile in the MUNICIPIO address located in MASCALI and PIEDMONTE ETNEO. form letters at www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/it ... tters.html

www.tuttitalia.it/sicilia/64-piedimonte-etneo and
www.tuttitalia.it/sicilia/56-mascali

Scroll down to MUNICIPIO for address. =Peter=
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Postby ella » 17 Aug 2010, 17:46

Thank you, Peter :) I was having a conflicting address info, so that's a big help.

That was my first idea, I just was wondering if it was quicker to call or fax. Or if it's rude to have someone call on your behalf.

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Postby PeterTimber » 17 Aug 2010, 18:01

It would be quicker to call but there is no guarantee they would comply and having someone else to do it for you would depend on how fast he writes and does so correctly and in the final analysis the receiving offices willl repspond at the same speed either way. 4-8 weeks. =PETER=
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Postby Italysearcher » 17 Aug 2010, 18:09

I always call and ask if there is a fee or if I need to include ID. Then I ask if I can fax the information. Sometimes yes, sometimes, no - they want an addressed envelope or money. If there is someone who can make the call, why not?
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Postby ella » 17 Aug 2010, 18:13

That's sort of what I was thinking...I'm happy to pay for the costs, etc, I just would rather avoid delays. Worth a try, I suppose? I would call myself, but my Italian is embarrassing and there would surely be confusion.

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Postby PeterTimber » 17 Aug 2010, 23:55

You obviously enjoy adventure. =Peter=
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