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Postby dulceminnesota » 04 Aug 2006, 04:20

Hello,
My grandmother's grandfather was from Torino, Italy. His last name was Maffeo. Do you know if there is a place where I can find his birth certificate? We would like to know if there are other family members in Torino. He moved from Italy to South America back in 1888. Please if you can help me with this info. Thanks!

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Re: looking for birth certicate

Postby brujaojos » 04 Aug 2006, 05:05

dulceminnesota wrote:Hello,
My grandmother's grandfather was from Torino, Italy. His last name was Maffeo. Do you know if there is a place where I can find his birth certificate? We would like to know if there are other family members in Torino. He moved from Italy to South America back in 1888. Please if you can help me with this info. Thanks!


Hi there,

If you give us your grandfather's full name and year of birth, we probably could help you more.

However, in the meantime, the Family History Center does have microfilm for the town of Torino. The film costs about $5.75 a roll depending on where you are located. On the film, you can find copies of the birth, marriage, and death acts of your ancestors. Here is the link for the film numbers.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... Torino+2++

Here is a link for various films that the FHC has on Torino.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... umns=*,0,0

Here is a link to find the nearest Family History Center
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

Now if you want to write for the record directly, here is the address for Torino.

Ufficio Stato Civile
Comune di Torino
Piazza Palazzo di Città, 1
10100 Torino TO
ITALY

Here is a link by ICC that will help you translate your letter into Italian.
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Here is the official website.
http://www.comune.torino.it/

Here is the email address for the Town Hall
urc@comune.torino.it

Here is a link from PagineBiance which is a telephone directory. You can see if you still have relatives in the town with your surname.
http://www.paginebianche.it/index.html

I hope this helps,
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Maffeo Family

Postby dulceminnesota » 04 Aug 2006, 05:15

His name was Josephe Maffeo. My grandmother thinks he was born in 1866 in Torino.

Thanks Trish for your info

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Re: Maffeo Family

Postby brujaojos » 04 Aug 2006, 05:51

dulceminnesota wrote:His name was Josephe Maffeo. My grandmother thinks he was born in 1866 in Torino.

Thanks Trish for your info


Hi Again,

If you order the microfilm, it is going to be in Italian. However, you will be able to understand. Also, a good book to get is "A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering your Italian Ancestors", by Lynn Nelson. It's a great book and simple to read and use.

Also, if you are looking for records or writing for records, your grandfather's name will be Giuseppe. That is the Italian version of the name of Joseph.

Let us know how you make out.
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