Here are good websites for searching for Italian records

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Here are good websites for searching for Italian records

Postby rp76226 » 19 Jul 2012, 19:31

It's a Mormon genealogical site (don't worry, they won't try to convet you). It has a lot of information, but it is not all inclusive. Here's the link:

https://www.familysearch.org/s/collecti ... Id=1927178

It's listed by province first, than comune (town). So if you know the town, but don't know the province, use this link to find it:

http://www.italyworldclub.com/italian-communes/

Other good links for Italian records are:

http://www.sersale.org/comunes.htm
http://www.polizzigenerosaisnellogeneal ... gspot.com/
http://en.comuni-italiani.it/index.html (use this one to mail letters to Italy for help)
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Italy_Handwriting (will help you intrepret Italian handwriting which can be very difficult)
http://www.grecicousins.com/1.html (comune of Greci only)

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Re: Here are good websites for searching for Italian records

Postby rp76226 » 19 Jul 2012, 19:43

I forgot to mention on that first website, there could be many years of records together which covering hundreds or even thousands of pages. Fortunately, in most cases, after presenting a particular year's records (in order by registry number which itself is in order by date), an index of records appears at the end. It will be much faster to find the index first, then find the name you are looking for and write down its Registry number. Go back and find the registry number which is relatively easy since they are in numerical order. You have to guess and input image page numbers at the top of the screen. Then depending how close you are and how many records per page are shown, calculate the image page number where it should be. Sounds involved, but really not bad. I try to first find records for the year after I'm looking for, then work backwards to calcualate/get to the beginning of that year and therefore end of the previous year to find the index I want.


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