They have a form to fill out, so you can get a price quote. I filled one out, since I am trying to get some info that I cant seem to get, any other way.
I was trying to find out how many children my great grandparents had, in total. You cant get this info from LDS records, since they are too recent (well, recent in the sence that they dont have these later dates). You cant write to the town..since, you need the names of the children.
So..I filled in the form to see what it would cost for me to have them get that info for me. So far, I got their automated response.
You do not need a paid professional researcher if you have the time and are willing to make the enjoyable effort to locate your family back to the early 17th century. There are several "shoemakers" who populate this forum causing confusion. All you need is the correct website, addresses and translated form letters to obtain the information you want. it is only when there is no hope but to either travel or hire someone to finish off your research for you that it can be safely suggested to go that route. Peter
No, I never tried for any military records..but, I did try provincial. There is no way I can get a list of children without their names. They wont do a search for you..they will only send you extracts or a copy if you send them a name.
I even went a step further..in the town. I was getting such great results with the 10 dollar bill (I was getting a reply back as fast as 2 weeks)..that i took a guess at a name..and a time frame and sent that to them with the 10 dollars. They must have caught on to what I was trying to do..and sent me back my 10.
I am thinking it may be possible that my grandfather was the 3rd son. First, because he is named for his saint day..and in almost every generation they seem to be using the naming tradition. Also because there was about 10 years or more between him and his sister. She was born the year after the marriage.
So...what I tried was..to take surname and add the first name that I thought the first son would have (if there was one). I then used the time period between the sister and my grandfather, as the possible birth date.
This had been after about 3-4 extracts had already been sent to me.
I think they caught on to what I was trying to do...and sent the money back..lol
Years prior to them sending me anything..many letters I sent there went unanswered, including one asking about the stato di famiglia.
I find it odd the the LDS has some towns until 1919 and not others. When I did my father in laws town..it has up until around 1919, I even got his birth record. And my fathers town had the records until 1919 or so added after I completed my research there. I never went back to copy or view them, because it was information I already had from living relatives, so didnt need it.
I keep checking the website to see if any additions to the town were added..but, it doesnt look like it was..unless they dont update the information on their site. I dont know if they update it yearly like the individual libraries do. My local LDS seemed to get a new cd yearly.
for to know the brothers and sisters of an ancestor are possible to request in the Italian birth Common the"Certificato Storico di Famiglia" (Family story certificate) of ancestor's father.
In this certificate are: names of spouses (father and mother your ancestors) and all childs borns in the marriage; in some case also the emigration data...
Exemple: you want know the brothers and sisters ancestors name: XX YY.
You request the "Certificato Storico di Famiglia" of ....(name of XX YY's father)born in .... (name Common) the... (birthdate)..