Tracing Berth Certificates

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Tracing Berth Certificates

Postby becshansen » 12 Aug 2008, 13:02

Im wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how I trace my Mothers birth Certificate.
Im going to Italy next month to try and find it in person but not too sure how things work!
My mother was born on the island of Cres (Cherso in Italian) in 1939 which belonged to Italy at that time. After the war ended in 1945 it became part of Yugoslavia, which is now Croatia. Im at a loss to know whether or not her birth certificate will exist at all, records such as these may have been destroyed?? Will I find it in Italy, as it was part of Italy at the time of her birth, or will it be in Croatia?
My mother and her family moved to Trieste when she was a little girl and we seem to think this is where the documents could be.

Any advise or suggestions, would be greatly appreciated.

I need this vital document in order to prove my mothers heritage and therefore apply for my own Italian Passport. She is now a New Zealand citizen as am I, however, at the time of my birth my mother was still an Italian citizen and therefore I am entitled to Italian Citizenship.

Best regards.....Becs :D

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Re: Tracing Berth Certificates

Postby Italysearcher » 12 Aug 2008, 17:45

Since Italian records are held int he town of origin I would start there. Someone there should be able to tell you where to go if they no longer have them. You might also try the parish church for the baptism record. It may be acceptable if the birth certificate cannot be found.
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Re: Tracing Berth Certificates

Postby PeterTimber » 12 Aug 2008, 18:17

I already sent out an e-mailto my Yugoslav colleague and am awaiting a reply about Cherso island. =Peter=

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Re: Tracing Berth Certificates

Postby becshansen » 14 Aug 2008, 01:37

PeterTimber wrote:I already sent out an e-mailto my Yugoslav colleague and am awaiting a reply about Cherso island. =Peter=


Thank you so much for your help, I look forward to hearing from you, Becs.

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Re: Tracing Berth Certificates

Postby becshansen » 14 Aug 2008, 01:38

Italysearcher wrote:Since Italian records are held int he town of origin I would start there. Someone there should be able to tell you where to go if they no longer have them. You might also try the parish church for the baptism record. It may be acceptable if the birth certificate cannot be found.


Thank you so much for your advise. Is that even if the town of origin ie. Cres, is no longer Italy? Becs

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Postby PeterTimber » 14 Aug 2008, 03:00

"CRES" is a Croation name for Cherso. The link to a Cres link is www.island-cres.net/en

Cres was under Italian control from 1918 until 1943.Prior to that it was under Austrian-Hungary and even the Cityof Venice at different periods. Records, however, are found in Croatia. The best source for the records willbe parish church records betwen 1571 and 1902. Birth Marriage and deaths are in "Metrical books" for Roman Catholic churches. The texts of the metircal books are in Italian and Croation.

The LDS family history library has microfilms available under RODENI=birth, VJENCANI=marriage and UMRLI=death

for birth,marriage and death records older than 1860, the regional archives should be copntacted in Cres. The Registrar at the Municpal office should be contacted. =Peter=

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Re: Tracing Berth Certificates

Postby becshansen » 14 Aug 2008, 12:57

PeterTimber wrote:"CRES" is a Croation name for Cherso. The link to a Cres link is www.island-cres.net/en

Cres was under Italian control from 1918 until 1943.Prior to that it was under Austrian-Hungary and even the Cityof Venice at different periods. Records, however, are found in Croatia. The best source for the records willbe parish church records betwen 1571 and 1902. Birth Marriage and deaths are in "Metrical books" for Roman Catholic churches. The texts of the metircal books are in Italian and Croation.

The LDS family history library has microfilms available under RODENI=birth, VJENCANI=marriage and UMRLI=death

for birth,marriage and death records older than 1860, the regional archives should be copntacted in Cres. The Registrar at the Municpal office should be contacted. =Peter=


Thank you so much for that info, it is a huge help. Just one little thing, you mention the best source for the records will be parish church records between 1571 and 1902, but my mother was born in 1939..? Will I still look in the same place? thanks Becs

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Re: Tracing Berth Certificates

Postby PeterTimber » 14 Aug 2008, 13:16

You overlooked my last paragraph. Write to the local municipality and request the address for the regional archives for BMD records after 1862. =Peter=


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