I'm new here, I'm looking for help finding my great-grandfather, who was born in Laives (Leifers), just outside Bolzano, in 1865/1866. We have his name as William Frances Paoli, so I'm guessing it was Guglielmo Francesco but I suppose his first name could be anything. I've tried looking on the Trentino birth records site and can't find anything from Bolzano province, and I've written to Laives and they say they don't have any record.
I know his father's name was Saverio Paoli, born in Pergine, but don't know the year. I've found a Saverio Paoli, born in Pergine, in 1834, which could very well be him.
I'm just not sure how to proceed now in finding information about my great-grandfather's birth. Does anyone have any suggestions?