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Postby kennethchiocchi » 23 Mar 2004, 21:01

Essgee,

I tried the link you provided for the library index. is there any other place I can try to find out birth records and marriage records. I am not having too much luck with this.

My altimate goal is to find out his address and any relatives currently alive in Italy.

My god would this blow my family away if we found this out.

Thanks for you time I truly appreciate it very much.

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Postby VaDeb » 23 Mar 2004, 21:35

Kenneth,

The index that was provided at Family Search was so you could order the appropriate microfilm from your local Family History Center (Morman Church, but all don't have FHC). The films are about $3.00 each to order. They will be microfilm copies of the actual records. You can not get a xerox copy of a record from Italy, their law does not allow it.

I recommend the book Italin Genealogical Records by Tafford Cole. It is a great reference on Italian research. There are also examples of birth, marriage and death documents and their translations. I have learned so much from this book.

If you are trying to find relatives currently living in Italy, look through other posts on this site. Your will find the link for the Italian phone book and can search for your surname in the appropriate town. You can then write to any of the folks with your surname.

Good Luck
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Postby Essgee » 24 Mar 2004, 00:53

Not a bother....

Deb gave you good information. There are no records on line, only listings at the Family History Library of microfilmed records. You have to go to the library nearest your home to rent the microfilms. You can write to Italy and request the information from them, but it takes time and you will gain more out of the civil records. Here is the link you need:

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... o+civile++

You will get an address of his home from the records. Most children are born in the home.

To find relatives with that name today, go to www. paginebianche.com. This is the Italian White Pages. The link to the correct information is:

http://www.paginebianche.it/pb/cerca?bt ... =&cc=&cf=&

It might be good to get a letter written to all ...a form letter basically...and send it to a number of people at those addresses and see what comes back. Include your e-mail address. Best to get it in Italian if possible.

You have started on a journey and you will be thrilled with what you find...but it will take time to get where you need to go. The records are in Italian and Deb mentioned the book by Trafford Cole...Italian Genealogical Records... which is wonderful...there is another book by Lynn Nelson that has a lot of info as well. It is called Discovering Your Italian Ancestors. Either one...and I have both...will help read the records. The hardest part if the late 19th century handwriting script. If you can make out the letters, a dictionary will help with the rest.

It takes about 2-3 weeks for the films to show up at your FHL branch, and then you have a month to vieiw them. They can be renewed...and after that, one more renewal will keep they in your branch on permanent loan until you release them... a good deal all around.

Let us know what else we can help with.
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THANKYOU

Postby kennethchiocchi » 24 Mar 2004, 01:52

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your help.

It is kind of funny though. Somone was reading my notes and sent me a personal email concerning my history.

This person mentioned they will actually go to Avellino and pull or gather what records they can find.

this should be interested.

regards
and thank you so much again.
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