Searching for information on my great-grandfather

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Searching for information on my great-grandfather

Postby romy » 19 Sep 2006, 08:28


I would appreciate any information on how to obtain birth and death records for my great-grandfather. He was born in Ponte Santa Lucia - Pale (Foligno) around 1850-1865. He died before 1912 when my great-grandmother came to the United States with my Grandparents and their children that were born in Italy.

I hope to someday visit the area where they originated and perhaps find my great-grandfather's final resting place.

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Re: Searching for information on my great-grandfather

Postby jcsm400 » 19 Sep 2006, 08:55

Hi Romy & welcome to the forum.

Ponte Santa Lucia is a hamlet of the town of Foligno. The LDS Church (Mormans) has filmed the civil records (birth, marriage, & death acts) for this town.

Here are the available films. They cover the years 1868-1978. ... o+civile++

These films can be ordered/rented at your nearest LDS-Family History Center.

Link to locate your FHC. ... et_fhc.asp

A guide on obtaining these films. ... =2581.html

And a handy Italian-English genealogical word list. ... Italia.ASP

For records prior to 1868, contact the city hall of Foligno, address & email provided at this site.

Requests should be in Italian. When writing include a self addressed return envelope, a copy of your photo ID, & an international reply coupon (obtain from your post office)

Hope this helps. If you have any questions or need anything else, please let us know.

Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

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