Visiting Sicily at last.

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Visiting Sicily at last.

Postby Ceejaylo » 12 Oct 2013, 12:49

Hi, I need some practical information please. We have finally made it to Sicily, what a wonderful country. One of the reasons we are here is to follow up on our family tree -
Lo Galbo. The family are from Bagheria and Misilmari which is nearby. I need to get a hold of some or at least have sight of, birth & marriage certificates, where would I go to do this research? Am I able to do the research myself? Is there a research fee? Any help appreciated... it's our intention to go into Bagheria on this Monday 14th Oct...
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Re: Visiting Sicily at last.

Postby Joannsalvo » 13 Oct 2013, 14:16

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Re: Visiting Sicily at last.

Postby Italysearcher » 13 Oct 2013, 19:49

Go to City Hall (anagrafe/stato civile office). If you don't speak Italian make a written list of the documents you want to see.
eg. Surname, first name, name of father, date of birth
There is not usually a fee. They MAY let you take photos, if not ask for photocopies.
Alternatively go to the church. Ask at the nearby bar who has the key if the church is not open. Be sure to buy a coffee or water when you are there. Make a donation to the church if someone shows you inside. 10 euro is fine.
Have a great day.
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