Family History Library

Are you looking for an Italian surname? Do you need more information about your family heritage?
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Family History Library

Postby Lili2 » 23 Nov 2009, 02:59

I just want to thank those of you who recommended the family history library microfilms. I ordered them eventually got them from the USA and have been working on them since. The information on most of the films has been excellent. Ive been able to trace my family back to the 1860's through the births deaths and marriages records. I still have plenty more films to order. I think it goes back to the 1820's. The church records go back to the 1700's but Im yet to attempt those.
Thanks again. Lili

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Postby CompGeekJTP » 23 Nov 2009, 03:24

how do i order films from them? I must be missing that link on their website.

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Postby PeterTimber » 23 Nov 2009, 04:22

go to www.familysearch.org for the closest family history library and take along a companion book "Discovering your Italian Ancestors" by Lynn Nelson. The films can be rented for about $5.00 =Peter=
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Postby Lili2 » 23 Nov 2009, 04:50

The ordering system has apparently just changed. Ordering was done at the Family History Library by the volunteers. Now ordering must be done online. But not many of the volunteers have been updated on how its done. I had a look at the website and couldnt find the link to order online. This might be because its still being set up for the new year.
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My family are from Sicily: Fiumefreddo, Ficarra, Giampilieri, Cumia, Messina and Carmela Zagami,Argentina.

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Postby CompGeekJTP » 23 Nov 2009, 17:35

Thanks, I will look more into it as the new year approaches.

Peter - I plan on getting that book by the way.

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Postby Tessa78 » 23 Nov 2009, 19:28

At the FHC in my area you must order the microfilms online, but this must be done at the FHC. The link for ordering is only available at the center on their computer. They notify you when the films come in, usually 3-4 weeks.

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Postby Tessa78 » 23 Nov 2009, 20:00

You can use the link that Peter has provided to search the catalog from home. Under "search records" you can choose to search by place, name, etc. Write down the film numbers so that when you go to your FHC you just have to type them in.

And the book Peter suggested...INVALUABLE!!!!

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Re: Family History Library

Postby CompGeekJTP » 26 Dec 2009, 14:17

I just received that book for Christmas last night. I started looking through it and I can definitely tell it will be extremely helpful with what I need. I also received "Italian Genealogical Records."

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Postby PeterTimber » 26 Dec 2009, 14:27

Enjoy the research. Very glad we have been able to assist you and will continue to assist if needed. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. =Peter=
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Re: Family History Library

Postby DeFilippis78 » 28 Dec 2009, 23:10

I found out there is a center right around the corner from me. But is the info they have online the same they have in the centers? When I search some family members online nothing comes up on their website.

Alicia

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Postby PeterTimber » 28 Dec 2009, 23:16

Have you questioned the employees about this discrepancy? =Peter=
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Postby DeFilippis78 » 28 Dec 2009, 23:24

No I havent gone to the center yet. I didnt realize there was one around the corner. But with the online search I plug in several different people from several different places in Italy and they have not a single person in my family from Italy. I dont get it

Alicia

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Postby PeterTimber » 28 Dec 2009, 23:30

Perhaps they have a satisfactory explanation for you. Theyare usually well informed. =Peter=
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Re: Family History Library

Postby DeFilippis78 » 28 Dec 2009, 23:39

Oh...you mean email them or go in person? Im new to this so Im not sure.

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Re: Family History Library

Postby PeterTimber » 29 Dec 2009, 01:09

In Person, eyball to eyeball is always so much better don't you think?=Peter=
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