Acquiring birth records from Siliy

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Acquiring birth records from Siliy

Postby dvlmusic » 13 Jun 2016, 20:55

Hi everyone,

My wife and I only recently discovered my eligibility for Italian Citizenship via Jure Sangiuinis through my great grandfather. We have begun the process of acquiring the necessary documentation, and we decided to start with the Italian birth records of my great grandparents as we assume that these will be the most difficult to track down. I was able to get in touch with my great grandfather's comune fairly easily, but I am having difficulty finding out who to contact in regards to my great grandmother. She was born in Torretta, Sicily, which is just outside of Palermo. I found my way to http://www.tuttitalia.it/sicilia/46-torretta/ where I found a link to the page of the comune directly (http://www.comune.torretta.pa.it/). Unfortunately I don't really know what to do from here. I emailed the mayor's office and one other email address I could find, but I haven't heard anything back. It's been maybe 2 weeks. I do understand that things move slow over there and also that email may not be the best way to communicate with them.

Anyone have any experience with procuring birth records from Sicily, or from Torretta specifically? Should I just use a service like MyItalianFamily.com and pay the $60 for them to do it for me? I'm happy to do the leg work myself, but I also want to do what is most effective. I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

Thank you for the help!

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Re: Acquiring birth records from Siliy

Postby adelfio » 17 Jun 2016, 06:03

From your ancestry tree info here are the civil records

INDEX#144
Silvia Marchese birth 8 NOV 1872 • Torretta, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy daughter of Vincenzo Marchese and Maria Mannino
PG LINK TO RECORD
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=2051639

INDEX#59
1864 Aug 30th in the town of Torretta birth of Gaspare Bonello son of Antonio Bonello age 50 farmer and his wife Concetta Di Maggio age 40

PG LINK TO RECORD
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=2051639

Marriage of Gaspare Bonello and Silvia Marchese
INDEX#18
1891 June 25th in the town of Torretta appeared Gaspare Bonello age 27 farmer born and resides in Torretta son of deceased Antonio Bonello and his deceased wife Concetta Di Maggio married Silvia Marchese age 21 farmer born and resides in Torretta daughter of Vincenzo Marchese and Maria Mannino

PG LINK TO RECORD
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=2051639


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Re: Acquiring birth records from Siliy

Postby dvlmusic » 12 Jul 2016, 23:11

Marty - this is incredibly helpful, thank you! I replied to you on Ancestry but wanted to follow up here as well. I've been on another forum and haven't checked back here in a while (obviously). Thanks again for the detail and the translation!


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