Which archive would I go to for military records?

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Which archive would I go to for military records?

Postby Irishinamerica » 31 Jul 2011, 23:24

Hello,

I am fairly new to Italian records - and haven't tried military records yet. My great great grandfather left Italy for America at age 23; and I would like to find out if he did his conscription.

Which archive would I contact in the Torino area? He was originally from Forno Rivara/Forno Canavese.

And does anyone have a letter template that I can use? I've gathered that he was the oldest of 14 children, and I would be curious if any of his brothers served. His younger brothers were born in the 1890s, which I think would've put them in the right age group for WWI.

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Re: Which archive would I go to for military records?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 01 Aug 2011, 01:32

You want to contact:

Archivio di Stato di Torino
Piazza Castello, 209
10124 Torino
ITALY

web: http://archiviodistatotorino.beniculturali.it/Site/
email: as-to@beniculturali.it

There is a sample letter in this thread http://www.italiangenealogy.com/forum/topic22007.html?hilit=foglio#p162129; you can probably find others as well.

A discussion of the various record types can be found here: https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Italy_Military_Records
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Re: Which archive would I go to for military records?

Postby Irishinamerica » 01 Aug 2011, 01:47

Thanks Carmine! I used that sample letter that you posted to write a letter. I have it posted in the Italian language forum, because I want to double check it before I send it in.

Do you know how much the documents would cost?


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