I was wondering if anyone knows information about researching family from Istria.
My grandparents’ families are from Pirano (Piran) and Pisino (Pazin), and most of them moved to Trieste after WWII. I've tried looking for information in Family Search, but most of the dates don’t match and there are a lot of things that I haven’t been able to find, such as birth records.
I've been thinking about contacting one of the State Archives, but I don’t know where to start, because Istria is no longer part of Italy. In particular, Pirano is now part of Slovenia and Pisino is now part of Croatia. Still, for the years that I’m hoping to research (before 1940), Istria was part of the Republic of Venice, then the Austro-Hungarian Empire and then Italy (as Provincia di Pola).
Does anyone know where I should be looking?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.