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Italian Military Records

Postby oloralop » 19 Feb 2005, 21:57

Is there a good place to go to start looking for military records. My great grandfather came to the US, but returned to Italy to server during WWI. I dont have any records, only what I have heard from the family.

Any suggestions? Thanks for your help :wink:
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Re: Italian Military Records

Postby suanj » 19 Feb 2005, 22:14

oloralop wrote:Is there a good place to go to start looking for military records. My great grandfather came to the US, but returned to Italy to server during WWI. I dont have any records, only what I have heard from the family.

Any suggestions? Thanks for your help :wink:

Hi, hoping well understood..
for all records in Italy about militar service and/or wars, are possible an search in Archivies of State in Italy, but are necessary for request, to know:
-name and surname
-exact birthdate
-birthtown
if you have this info, well, send an email to Archivio di Stato, of town's province ancestors was born... this are all Archive of State in Italy:
http://wwwdb.archivi.beniculturali.it/U ... ndice.html
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Re: Italian Military Records

Postby suanj » 20 Feb 2005, 11:58

Hi: from details in your private message, I found this:

Please read, I think this is your ancestors:

-Sisto Potarolo (sure Polarolo) age 29 in 1920, son of Cesare, coming from Satujiola (?), final destination new York, joining brother EUGENIO PALAROLO (sure Polarolo), born in Samjsola(?)

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipm ... 0234150086

Well so for know exact birthplace from ship's manifest of Eugenio brother:
http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipm ... 2593030169

Eugenio coming from Salussola (mistaken Salusola) town in Biella province...
please let me know your suggestions, regards, suanj
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Re: Italian Military Records

Postby jdipardo » 20 Feb 2005, 18:26

Hello,

Couple of questions for you. First what was your Grandfathers full name? Approximate age?

Also do you know if he returned to Italy to serve with the Italian Army or did he serve for a US unit?

There are 3 Polarolo men who have draft record cards in the US

Annibale Polarolo born Aug 7 1877
Quinto Polarolo born Sep 14 1885
Eugene Polarolo born Jun 12 1883
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Re: Italian Military Records

Postby oloralop » 21 Feb 2005, 02:00

He was born Sisto Polarolo in 1891. He returned to Italy to server in the Italian army during WWI. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Italian Military Records

Postby jdipardo » 21 Feb 2005, 16:07

Military records are kept at the military district level, Therefore Province of Biella. In the letter you should address the Office of Conscription Records (registri degli Uffici di Leva). Include everything you know about your grandfather to make the search easier for them.

suanj appears to have located his town of origin, so the military district is the Province of Biella.

The letter must be written in Italian. I believe this is the correct address.


ARCHIVIO DI STATO DI BIELLA
via Triverio, 12 13900 BIELLA

Tel: 015/21805
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Re: Italian Military Records

Postby suanj » 21 Feb 2005, 16:17

Hi Jdipardo,
the our friend have some double about my records, but I'm sure that this is just Sisto Polarolo !
In all ellisisland.org are only this record, my opinion is that this is he... and for birthrecord is possible to write in Salussola common....
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Re: Italian Military Records

Postby oloralop » 23 Feb 2005, 04:48

Thanks!! :P
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Re: Italian Military Records

Postby dracula1227 » 23 Feb 2005, 06:06

did he serve in the us military or italys?
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Re: Italian Military Records

Postby oloralop » 26 Feb 2005, 04:12

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