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Italian records site down?

Postby ARotolante » 01 May 2014, 23:10

I was wondering if anyone knew what is happening with the Italian records portal.

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it

I haven't been able to access it for the last couple of days. I'd been using it to research my Capestrano ancestors. Anytime I navigate there now, the page won't load.

I use Chrome to access the internet. I think I'll try another browser to see if that helps.

Anyway, I'd like to hear if anyone else is having trouble.

Cheers!
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Re: Italian records site down?

Postby Tessa78 » 02 May 2014, 18:43

Still down today :(

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Re: Italian records site down?

Postby carmenvalenziano » 03 May 2014, 22:21

everything is down still :( - hope it doesn't have anything to do with familysearch or ancestry buying them out
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Re: Italian records site down?

Postby rancelli » 04 May 2014, 00:26

carmenvalenziano wrote:everything is down still :( - hope it doesn't have anything to do with familysearch or ancestry buying them out



Just curious, wouldn't that be a good thing if they were bought out?
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Re: Italian records site down?

Postby ARotolante » 04 May 2014, 01:30

Well - it's nice that is FREE. I wish it were indexed, but that's okay.

It was also free (a couple of years ago) through Family Search. If Ancestry takes over, then it would require a membership to access the records.

I don't know what I'll do if they pull the records portal down permanently. I've been able to do a lot of research fairly quickly on my ancestors. It's been a GREAT resource to have available.

If anyone hears anything, please keep us posted here!
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Re: Italian records site down?

Postby Lucia » 04 May 2014, 22:46

I just found this site - http://www.antenati-italiani.org/

Could the site have been modified and changed?
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Re: Italian records site down?

Postby ARotolante » 04 May 2014, 23:42

Hi, Lucia

The site you came across is actually quite different. It looks like the site you found is for people who want to help index the Italian records.

The one I was using has actual digital images of the original records for research.

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Re: Italian records site down?

Postby Lucia » 04 May 2014, 23:47

That's good to know! I was worried about not being able to filter through the actual documents!
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Re: Italian records site down?

Postby suanj » 05 May 2014, 11:22

ARotolante wrote:I was wondering if anyone knew what is happening with the Italian records portal.

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it

I haven't been able to access it for the last couple of days. I'd been using it to research my Capestrano ancestors. Anytime I navigate there now, the page won't load.

I use Chrome to access the internet. I think I'll try another browser to see if that helps.

Anyway, I'd like to hear if anyone else is having trouble.

Cheers!
Ann

today, Antenati website is ok :D
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Re: Italian records site down?

Postby carmenvalenziano » 05 May 2014, 12:15

wonderful !!!!
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Re: Italian records site down?

Postby ARotolante » 05 May 2014, 14:28

Yay! That's fantastic!!!! :D
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Re: Italian records site down?

Postby 113yearslater » 06 May 2014, 01:31

I'm actually curious about this site, mostly because I've never once been able to find anything through it, so I'm wondering if I use it correctly. I've already gotten a ton and a half of information on my family through FamilySearch, so I do know how to do family history research fairly well, but this site has never given me a single result. Does it simply not have any records from Chieti or Potenza?
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Re: Italian records site down?

Postby erudita74 » 06 May 2014, 02:08

113yearslater wrote:I'm actually curious about this site, mostly because I've never once been able to find anything through it, so I'm wondering if I use it correctly. I've already gotten a ton and a half of information on my family through FamilySearch, so I do know how to do family history research fairly well, but this site has never given me a single result. Does it simply not have any records from Chieti or Potenza?



Currently these are the only areas available on that website:
Ascoli Piceno, Bari, Catanzaro, Campobasso, Cuneo, Firenze, Genova, L'Aquila, Lucca, Mantova, Messina, Modena, Napoli, Pesaro-Urbino Sezione di Fano, Torino, Treviso, Udine.

However, this website should eventually have records for the areas you mention. I just don't know what the timeline is for those records to become accessible online.

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