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A question for the experts

Postby aliza24 » 21 Mar 2010, 15:21

I know that we have a lot of brilliant, experienced people on here and I'd really value your input on something.

Here's the question: If you were developing a comprehensive, A-Z Italian Genealogy course, (for anyone seriously interested in Italian genealogy, not just professionals), and you had to separate the course into 4 sections, which sections would you choose?

What 4 areas do you feel are crucial to mastering Italian genealogy?

NOTE: This would primarily be for the research of records in ITALY.

I greatly appreciate any input you can give on this!

PS- Even if you haven't been researching a long time, I'd like your opinion too!

Thank you in advance for any help!

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Re: A question for the experts

Postby johnnyonthespot » 21 Mar 2010, 17:16

One thought comes immediately to mind: pre-unification records vs. post-unification records with "unification" meaning the point at which the many individual "kingdoms" unified into a single country, modern Italy (1860'ish).

At about the same time frame, the change from primarily church-maintained records to primarily government-maintained records.
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Re: A question for the experts

Postby JohnArmellino » 21 Mar 2010, 21:15

From a Non-Expert:

1. Civil Records
2. Church Records
3. Miscellaneous Records (Census, Notary, Land, Etc.)
4. FHL Films
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Re: A question for the experts

Postby misbris » 21 Mar 2010, 21:31

I am another non-expert, but you cannot begin to search in Italy until you know th comune of residence so I say you start with American records, manifests, censuses, SS, and death records. then go to John's list.

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Re: A question for the experts

Postby mozzie » 21 Mar 2010, 21:41

From another non expert,

Locations of where records are kept in areas that have changed countries, like Trieste area- pre WW1, post WW1, Pre and post WW2 etc.

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Re: A question for the experts

Postby pink67 » 22 Mar 2010, 07:40

misbris wrote:I am another non-expert, but you cannot begin to search in Italy until you know th comune of residence so I say you start with American records, manifests, censuses, SS, and death records. then go to John's list.


I totally agree with Misbris :D ... being in Italy I know that the most of the Comuni have tons of requests with incorrect on no datas (sometimes just names with no years or incorrect informations) unanswered .. :(
So, begin with all the U.S. records....

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Re: A question for the experts

Postby aliza24 » 22 Mar 2010, 15:07

Thank you all for your input!!

I welcome any and all comments on this.


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