Getting 20th C. Documents

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Getting 20th C. Documents

Postby amerital43 » 31 Aug 2011, 15:11

My Gr. Grandmother passed away Feb. 13, 1925 in the Province of Bari. How would I obtain a copy of her death certificate? As that's recent in genealogical terms, would the document be available? Also, she became a widow back in the 1880s, how would I be able to find out if she remarried (and I would think she did as she was still pretty young)?

Also one of her grandsons (my great uncle's sons) was in the military about 1930s/40s--how can I check his record?

Thanks to any who respond.

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Re: Getting 20th C. Documents

Postby Italysearcher » 31 Aug 2011, 15:38

Write to the Comune di Bari requesting both her death and birth records. One or the other should tell you if she remarried. Be sure ot include some photo ID and sate your relationship.
Military records are usually held at the State Archives. Request a 'foglio matricolare'.
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Re: Getting 20th C. Documents

Postby amerital43 » 31 Aug 2011, 16:53

Thanks for answering. I have her birth record which indicates when she married my Gr. Grandfather. Would it show if she re-married? I've never seen a second marriage indicated on these records. Would it help to include a copy of this when I write the Comune? Should I include a SASE with my letter for return?

Another question: Did the Provinces do a population Census, similar to what they do in the U.S.? I would like to find out exactly about my Gr. Uncle's family.

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Re: Getting 20th C. Documents

Postby Italysearcher » 01 Sep 2011, 08:45

If the birth record you have came from the LDS microfilms try requesting the one from the town. If she married after the records were transferred it won't be on the LDS copy. Unless you have Italian stamps 1.60 euro then just enclose an addressed envelope. You might want to enclose 5 euro if your bank has one.
Italy doesn't have the kind of census records you find in the US or UK. It does have them and the type vary from town to town. Where I live, they did one in 1861 and updated each family page until 1905. They did another in 1921 which they updated until 1930. Now they have a record card (or similar) for each person and stamp it after they have ascertained that you are still alive and resident in town.
You can try asking for a 'Stato di famiglia' but depending on the type of records they have it may be too much trouble for them to bother to even answer so make it a separate request from the birth record.
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Re: Getting 20th C. Documents

Postby johnnyonthespot » 01 Sep 2011, 11:46

Carmine

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Re: Getting 20th C. Documents

Postby amerital43 » 02 Sep 2011, 22:50

Thank you Ann & Carmine for the information & links.


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