Contacting proper office for information.

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Contacting proper office for information.

Postby marialucia » 19 Oct 2010, 21:13

Good afternoon, I have just registered on this site and wanted to say how nice it is to find so much information in one place. It will take me days to read all the posts. I am now retired and and able to spend time on researching my Italian roots. I am a member on Ancestry.com and have been able to research my husbands family with great ease. No so for my family. My father was 1st generation American, my grandparents both were born and married in Sicily. My question to you all is; how do I find and contact the proper office for birth and marriage certificates?

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Re: Contacting proper office for information.

Postby maestra36 » 19 Oct 2010, 21:21

Hello and welcome to this forum-
Do you know what town in Sicily your grandparents were from? If you do, we can help you locate mailing addresses for the town. Also there are some online records, so you may get lucky if your town's records are among them.

Sharing the specific names and surnames and approximate dates will also help us to help you.

Peg

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Re: Contacting proper office for information.

Postby marialucia » 19 Oct 2010, 22:04

Grandfather: Antonio Triolo born 1-10-1876
Grandmother: Maria Lucia Catalfamo born 6-19-1876

Migrated to the US in 1905
According to the Passenger manifest their last place of residence was Barcelona.

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Re: Contacting proper office for information.

Postby maestra36 » 19 Oct 2010, 22:16

You need to contact the town's anagrafe or registry office for record copies. Here is an email address for the office (there should be no spaces in the email address:

anagrafe@comune.barcellona-pozzo-di-gotto.me.it

I'm checking on a mailing address.

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Re: Contacting proper office for information.

Postby maestra36 » 19 Oct 2010, 22:31

Ufficio Anagrafe
Comune di Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto
via Medaglia 'oro
98051 Barcellona Pozzo di Goto (ME)
Italia


I found the following on the town's website, but am not sure if you need the rest of what follows d'oro for the mailing address

via Medaglia d'oro St. Cattafi angolo Via Del Mare

from the town website:

http://www.comune.barcellona-pozzo-di-g ... /?9668=126
I think that what I gave you above is sufficient

To help you write letters in Italian, you can refer to the following websites:

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tters.html

You should include a self-addressed but not stamped envelope with your request. Most towns do not charge for record copies, but some are starting to. Don't send any money with your request.

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Re: Contacting proper office for information.

Postby marialucia » 19 Oct 2010, 23:03

Thank you so much, I will follow up on these suggestions.

ML


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