I am starting to collect documents for dual citizenship. One of the biggest hurdles I think I am going to have to find is proof that my great grandparents DIDN'T loose their Italian citizenship.
I know the birth, death and marriage dates; and in a search found out that my great grandfather signed in for the draft and checked the box marked "ALIEN DECLARANT" on 12 September 1918 (and then died 2 months later in Nov 1918). My grandfather (who I will aquire citizenship thru) was born in 1915 so that should make it clearly ok.
My question is, is the Draft Card from WWI proof enough for the consulate that he remained Italian? If so, how and where do I get a legal copy w/ an apositile on it?
He immigrated in 1910 (so missed the 1910 census) and both greatgrandparents died of the flu in Nov 1918 (before the 1920 census).
Any suggestions would be appreciated!! thanks