Birth certificate help-no reply to requests

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Birth certificate help-no reply to requests

Postby christinalynn » 21 Mar 2014, 16:21

Hello!

I've written twice, in Italian, to the civil office in Trivigno, Potenza, to request birth certificates I am 100% sure they have, and have not received a reply. I first sent my request in July, and then again in September. Each time I included the specific birth certificate details, including which lines they are in the register; a copy of my US passport, and an international reply coupon. I've included the names, birth dates, maiden names, and parent's names of my ancestors. I've also sent the request via fax. Anyone have suggestions on how I can go about getting the two certificates I need?

I sent my letters to the following address:
Alla cortese attenzione dell’Ufficio di Stato Civile
Piazza Plebiscito 1
85018 TRIVIGNO (PZ)
Italy

Fax +39 0971 981036

Many thanks for any suggestions you can offer!!
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Re: Birth certificate help-no reply to requests

Postby toasty » 25 Mar 2014, 19:17

I would give them a call (or having someone call for you), that's the only way I managed to get any documents from Italy.
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Re: Birth certificate help-no reply to requests

Postby christinalynn » 27 Mar 2014, 10:18

Thanks! Any idea how I can find the phone number? I have the fax but not the regular line.
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Re: Birth certificate help-no reply to requests

Postby Italysearcher » 27 Mar 2014, 11:01

First let me ask why you need certificates from the town? If its for citizenship purposes you need to state that and ask for 'modello plurilngue'.
If you are asking for photocopies of the original it may depend on the year. Since you know which line they are in the register I assume you have microfilm copies but now want the originals. Maybe the town doesn't have them. Earthquakes, fire, flood, mudslides are happening even today and just because the State Archives have a second copy doesn't mean the town copy still exists. Of course, the clerks could be just too busy and are ignoring you!
You can find the phone number by google search for Comune di Trivigno.
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