As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
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did you try to find out thru ellis island records if he was ever in the USA as an immigrant . The more you tell me the more I can help! You need to know the province because thats where his military records are located. Peter
My grandfather served in the Italian army. He came to American thru Ellis Island at age 27 in 1921, so I assume he served just befor that time. He came to American from Trapani, Sicily. Can I get his records? Any help would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> <BR>Annt
You can write to the ARCHIVIO DI STATO di TRAPANI, <BR> Via Liberta\'31 <BR> <BR>You can write to Archivio Di Stato di Trapani, Archivio Militare Provinciale,Via Liberta 31, Postale 91100, Trapani, Sicily, Italy. Y=ou can request for conscription records..(REGISTRO DI LEVA) and provide all vital information and also contain discharge records (foglio di congedo illimitato), Military records are being microfilmed by the Mormon Family History Library but may not be complete as of this time. When writing please write in Italian and enclose a self addressed envelope. You may wish to inquire of the Family History Libreary if they have a form letter in Italian for military documents requests. Peter <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>
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