I would like to get my Grandfathers birth certificate from Italy. Being new at this I dont know where to start. I have his birth date and the town he was from. Can someone offer me some help and direction.
Giovanni Riccio from the City of Castelfranco in Miscano, Campania Region. Province Benevento. He was born in approximately 1884. His fathers name was Leonardo Riccio and his Mother was Maria Consulata. He also had two brothers. Matteo and Anthony. Thanks for the help
Comune di Castelfranco in Miscano
Via Roma, 7 82022 Italia
Any correspondence with the town should be in Italian. If you decide to send a letter via regular mail, include a self-addressed envelope with no stamp on it. Do not include money. If the town requires money for record copies, they will let you know the cost.
The following website will help you with letter writing in Italian, if you don't know how to.
I would also suggest that when you are on the website www.familysearch.org you search the surname and look at the entries in the IGI. There are a lot of people with the Riccio surname entered there from your town. Some may prove to be connected to your ancestry.
If you want to get his birth record you'll have to write to Italy. But if you want to trace your tree back further you might be able to do that with what you've got since you have the parents' names. The parents probably meet the cut-off.