Getting State of the Family Certificates

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Gviola
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Getting State of the Family Certificates

Postby Gviola » 31 Dec 2010, 02:09

Has anyone ever used the site "My Italian Family" to request Sate of the Family certificates or birth death and/or marriage certificates. Any pros or cons about using the service?

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Re: Getting State of the Family Certificates

Postby sceaminmonkey » 31 Dec 2010, 06:19

Use an independent researcher they are more likely to follow up. I used forum member ricbru cuz other services did not follow up etc

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Re: Getting State of the Family Certificates

Postby Tessa78 » 31 Dec 2010, 17:19

Hello and welcome! :-)

If you have the town of birth/marriage, why not try writing to the comune directly. There is no cost involved.

If you need research done, I would go with screaminmonkey's suggestion of "ricbru" here at the forum.

Some background information on the available records, what they contain, and where you can find them...if you don't already know :-)
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... ello2.html

Writing in Italian - help with letters
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tters.html

T.

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Re: Getting State of the Family Certificates

Postby Gviola » 31 Dec 2010, 18:39

Thanks so much for the suggestions. It's very much appreciated. I will definitely follow these leads.

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Re: Getting State of the Family Certificates

Postby sceaminmonkey » 31 Dec 2010, 19:22

If you choose to do it on your own you should call them if at all possible. Italian law requires that the commune follows up on written request but honestly they can be slow. They do have to deal with daily business of the commune residents so it's understandable. But for sure call them.

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Re: Getting State of the Family Certificates

Postby corrado » 08 Jan 2011, 00:20

The problem I had with a state of the family certificate is that comune has to have ad a anagrafi at the time you wanted it for, so for example in my comune they had an anagraphi from 1911 on. I want a cert from 1890, so I am out of luck. The anagraphi is the same person as the stato civile but they have to change hats, so to speak, slightly different function. good luck.


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