I just had my appointment for Italian Citizenship through my GGF-GF-MOTHER and I was instructed to get an "ORDER FOR AFFIRMATION" and file with my local court to declare Americanization and general spelling mistakes on my GGF and GF birth, death and naturalization documents were the same people.
This request from the Philly consulate was different than anything I've read here. They don't want me to change the birth/death or records, just file this order with the court.
GGF: Changed his Italian last name from having an a at the end to having an o on all documents. His first name Pasquale was listed as Patsy or Patsey on naturalization, death and my GF birth record
GF: His birth record has italian first name , but he went by English name on marriage/death and my Mother's birth certificate and his last name was spelled wrong.
The woman at Consulate said I did NOT need to get those records changed (b/c I can't change naturalization record) but showed me a document filed in Berks County that would be acceptable titled "ORDER FOR AFFIRMATION OF DUAL ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP, it basically just said I affirm these are all the same person although the names appear differently in various documents.
Anyone know of an attorney in PA (or near Pittsburgh) that could help with this? I've called a few, no one knows what I'm talking about.
I appreciate any help!