Contacting the Civil Registration Office of Italian towns

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Contacting the Civil Registration Office of Italian towns

Postby rp76226 » 31 May 2012, 03:51

Is there a website that gives the address (and/or email address) of each Italian town's Civil Registration Office where the birth, marriage, and death records are kept?

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Re: Contacting the Civil Registration Office of Italian town

Postby PippoM » 31 May 2012, 07:42

You can try www.comuni-italiani.it
First, you can choose the province, and then the Commune.
In the page off the Commune, you very often find "Sito ufficiale".
That is the link to the site of the commune.
There, you can look for the address you need.
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Re: Contacting the Civil Registration Office of Italian town

Postby rp76226 » 31 May 2012, 16:36

That link doesn't work.

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Re: Contacting the Civil Registration Office of Italian town

Postby adelfio » 31 May 2012, 17:13

Try this link enter the name of the comune
http://www.comuni.it/php/link.php3?IdQuery=&x=15&y=7


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Re: Contacting the Civil Registration Office of Italian town

Postby rp76226 » 31 May 2012, 17:47

Marty, though it takes me to a page I haven't seen before, that link eventually sends me back to a screen from the "official" town site that is the same screen I obtain through http://en.comuni-italiani.it/index.html after a few clicks. Normally on these sites, you can obtain email addresses of the mayor which sometimes work and sometimes don't (that is, I get an error message that the address cannot be found). I never see an email address for the Civil Status Office, nor Population Office, though I can use the town rgular mail address to send a letter to Italy which most times generates no response. Is there a place to look for the email address for where these records are kept? This time I was looking for Collesano in the province of Palermo.

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Re: Contacting the Civil Registration Office of Italian town

Postby rp76226 » 31 May 2012, 18:54

The new email address you gave me - sindacocollesano@libero.it
sends back an error message saying to use the first email address I used but was rejected - sindaco@comune.collesano.pa.it

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Re: Contacting the Civil Registration Office of Italian town

Postby Italysearcher » 31 May 2012, 19:56

If at first email doesn't work use snail mail. Emails in small towns are often accessed by only one person who must print them out and give them to the right office. Without a snail mail address the 'anagrafe' often doesn't bother.
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Re: Contacting the Civil Registration Office of Italian town

Postby rp76226 » 01 Jun 2012, 15:36

I have a letter written in Italian that I will be mailing through the Post Office in America to the town's civil status registration office today. However, in the past, I have mailed many letters to Italy. 3 out of 4 never get a response. Some towns like Racalmuto and Corleone are quite good about responding. Others like Altamura and also the military records department never respond. Sometimes I get results in this forum receiving new family information. It doesn't hurt to try.

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Re: Contacting the Civil Registration Office of Italian town

Postby adelfio » 01 Jun 2012, 17:56

Sabino wrote:Purtroppo ci sono città dove devi insistere ed anche citare testi di legge per avere un pezzo di risposta.
Questo problema non riguarda soltanto l'Italia è la stessa cosa con altri paesi europei.

Sabino says some towns are like that you to pursue through the authority sometimes to get results it is like that in most european countries.
Like including this in your letter
OGGETTO: richiesta atto di (RECORD YOU WANT)ai sensi dell'art. 107 del DPR 396/2000
SUBJECT: Request (certificate) pursuant to art. 107 of Presidential Decree 396/2000
Grazie Sabino
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Re: Contacting the Civil Registration Office of Italian town

Postby rp76226 » 02 Jun 2012, 00:02

Thank you. I will try that.


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