Birth certificate in Bella

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Birth certificate in Bella

Postby aabruno » 05 Jun 2005, 21:43

My granfather was born in Bella, in the region of Basilicata in 1896. It is a small town near Potenza. He imigrated to the US in 1900 with his mother. How can I get his birth certificate?

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Re: Birth certificate in Bella

Postby wldspirit » 05 Jun 2005, 23:29

The Lds has limited civil registration for Bella.....

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... ato+civile &columns=*,0,0

comune address and telephone numbers, as well as fax.........

http://www.comuni.it./pbase/?IDcom=527

form letter in Italian for your request.........

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

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Re: Birth certificate in Bella

Postby aabruno » 10 Jun 2005, 03:04

Yes, but don't I have to send a letter to the local church for baptizmal records? I though there were birth certificates for late 1800s.

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Re: Birth certificate in Bella

Postby wldspirit » 10 Jun 2005, 03:56

In your initial post you inquired of birth records, not baptism.

The church would hold baptismal records, you would have to request
them from the parish unless they to have been microfilmed by the Lds.

You can make an inquiry to the civil office of Bella to ask about
birth records beyong the dates microfilmed at the Lds library. I
provided you with the address, email and fax.

To locate the parish:
http://www.parrocchie.it/index.html?CCH ... bella=&id=

And for a request to the parish:
http://www.anzwers.org/free/italiangen/ ... rishpriest

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Re: Birth certificate in Bella

Postby aabruno » 27 Nov 2005, 02:07

Thanks for with the help provided!

I mailed a request to the Ufficio dello Stato Civile of Bella, Italia for birth extracts of my grandfather and great-grandfather...also the marriage of my great grandfather. Amazingly, I sent the letter and received a response in 2 weeks!

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Re: Birth certificate in Bella

Postby wldspirit » 27 Nov 2005, 11:00

Glad to be of some help. If there are any other questions you need answered, feel free to ask.
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