Overseas Italian WW1 Conscripts - Any Records?

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Overseas Italian WW1 Conscripts - Any Records?

Postby Obelix » 18 Mar 2012, 06:14

I'm hoping for some guidance in my search.

My last known Italian born ancestors came from Miglierina, Catanzaro, Calabria.In the 1850's ( during construction of Suez) they moved to Egypt and stayed there until the 1950's.

My grandfather, Antonio Astorino, was born in Egypt in 1890, and was conscripted from there by the Italian Government for service in the First World War circa 1914-15.

He was wounded in the battles at Gorizia (Isonzo River) in either very late 1915 or in 1916.

He returned to his family in Egypt after discharge.

I have attempted to obtain proof of his Italian ancestry via the state records in Miglierina, and while they have overseas registrations for several of his daughters they have no records for him or my mother, blaming a fire in a registry for the loss of certain records.

I believe this is the case, because I speak Italian and telephoned a very helpful archivist in Miglierina who conducted a search and located several of my aunts' registrations and explained this to me.

I'm hoping to go through the back door and see if anything will turn up in his Military records. But where do I begin? In Miglierina again, or is there a central Military Registry? Italy must hold some records, else how did they know where to conscript him from?

Any advice gratefully received.

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Re: Overseas Italian WW1 Conscripts - Any Records?

Postby adelfio » 18 Mar 2012, 15:24

I would say the Archivio di Stato di Catanzaro would be your best bet for those records
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E-Mail: as-cz@beniculturali.it
You can send a email to ARCHIVIO DI STATO for registro di leva
(Italian military record) They should have the military record
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email message
ARCHIVIO DI STATO
Egregi signori,
Mi chiamo YOUR NAME. Sto facendo una ricerca sui miei antenati e ho bisogno delle informazioni dai vostri registri.
I miei antenati provennero da Miglierina, Catanzaro . Vorrei sapere di più di loro.
Potreste cercare l’ registro di leva o registro dei foglie matricolari di questa persona nei vostri registri dal 1912 fino al 1920?
Nome e cognome: Antonio Astorino
Data di nascita: 1890
Nome e cognome del padre: FATHER
Nome e cognome della madre: MOTHER
Se non avete i registri corrispondenti, potete fornire l’indirizzo dell’archivio dove in cui i registri possano essere trovati?
Vi prego di informarmi se sia possibile ottenere delle fotocopie dei vostri registri.
Vi ringrazio in anticipo per il vostro gentilezza e premura.
Distinti saluti,

YOUR NAME ADDRESS EMAIL
You will have to fill in his fathers and mothers name and email and YOURNAME

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Researching Trabia, Palermo surnames Adelfio, Bondi, Butera, Scardino,Rinella, Scardamaglia

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Re: Overseas Italian WW1 Conscripts - Any Records?

Postby Obelix » 19 Mar 2012, 13:17

Thank you Marty.

I will send the email and let you know the response.

You've been a great help.


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