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Postby djm1228 » 06 Mar 2011, 21:58

Hi - Concerning Italian birth records from the 1870s 1880s...I see where the parents names are listed but don't really see where any of the grandparents except the grandfather is noted. Maybe it would help if someone knew how they got the record recorded. Did they just walk down to the town hall with some friends as witnesses to record a birth? Thanks, Diane
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Re: Question about Italian Birth recordsq

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Mar 2011, 22:19

djm1228 wrote:Hi - Concerning Italian birth records from the 1870s 1880s...I see where the parents names are listed but don't really see where any of the grandparents except the grandfather is noted. Maybe it would help if someone knew how they got the record recorded. Did they just walk down to the town hall with some friends as witnesses to record a birth? Thanks, Diane


That's pretty much the way it was done...and usually the baby was brought to be presented to the official as verification.

Most civil births were recorded on forms, others all hand-written. All pretty much followed the same format.

Generally only the father of the father and the father of the mother (grandfathers) were identified which was also a means of identifying the father and mother since there were often MANY people within a town who had the same name...

Here is a good site about Italian birth records...
http://familyhistory.byu.edu/Downloads/ ... pter_2.pdf


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Re: Question about Italian Birth recordsq

Postby djm1228 » 08 Mar 2011, 03:59

Thanks Tessa. I'll check it out. I appreciate your time. Diane
Manfredonia (Atripalda, Italy)
Valerio (Atripalda, Italy)
Fino (Foggia ?, Italy)
Nardiello (Ruoti, Italy)
Chiuchiolo(Mirabella, Italy)
Camerlingo (Mirabella, Italy)
Murano, (Buccino, Italy/ Ruoti Italy)
Carlucci/Lombardi/Angiolillo/Salinardi (Ruoti Italy)

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Re: Question about Italian Birth recordsq

Postby TwoScoops » 08 Mar 2011, 13:47

Q: if the father's name is on the record I presume he accepts paternity, but what if there is a question on paternity? were births with questionable paternity registered differently?

The reason I ask is that in my family history there is a story of a child fathered by a family member, but the father was a widower at the time. This would be in the years 1910 -1930, in Sicily.

I haven't found the record yet, should I be looking at them in differently.
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Postby nuccia » 13 Mar 2011, 12:14

The information should be recorded the same according to the information which is provided and if the father accepts paternity. Otherwise it may list the mothers name only and her father's name and may be presented by a mid wife.
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