carmine1917 wrote:Hello, anyone know why there are no records for this town? I was told they may have been destroyed during WWII. Does anyone know an email address or the Church to get records from this town?
There are no microfilmed records, but I would still check with the town itself. Here are two email addresses you can try-
I can assure you records do exist. Records from about 1810 to 1865 are available at Archivio di Stato di Salerno (Natioonal Archives). Following records do exist at town offices. A few years ago I got some help and documents from a clerk, but after that, even if he told he would look for me in the records, I could get no more info (he was a very strange guy...). What I don't know is if registers after 1865 were given to the Tribunale (Court), and if LDS ever asked for microfilming them.
Giuseppe "Pippo" Moccaldi
Certificate requests and genealogical searches in Italy. Translation of your old documents and letters. Legal assistance for your Italian citizenship.
I have the same problem with towns in Naples records are only up until 1865 in the towns I need. Someone I know was going to Salt Lake City and our director at the FHC called to inquire about some towns in Spain and Salt lake City had them, they were not even on the website, they could only be viewed there. What surname from this town are you looking for, I am looking for Mandarino.
Looking for a relative in NI was an exercise in impossibility (in communicating with the persons in charge there), so I found everything I wanted (and more) through the Salerno Archives. The Doctoresses at the Archives are a class act, very responsive and very, very helpful. May I suggest snail mail to them the first time you make a request. Including a photo of your passport or drivers license speeds things along. Include your email; they may choose to answer that way. If you want certified copies of results they will cost money; not so simply information.
The records you want may very well be in NI,but good luck getting them
I should have added: subsequent communication with the Archives in the last two years has always been through email. They're very good about that!
This is my town and Nocera Superiore, N.S. is very prompt about requests. N.I. is not. there and they have all the records, but as they as forgetaboutit! He does not answer requests. I have tried for years and have received a few things. You should try anyway, let me if you are luck. I find that going though the archives in Salerno, you know they have duplicate copies of everything, if much easier. If you want copies of doc the salerno archives can be expensive but they will tell you the info before you need to order docs,so unless you are doing citizenship you don't need the docs. If you need the address for all these people let me know.