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.
I have my great grandfathers birth certificate and on it is the address road he was born. I have tried the local office and the museum but have had very little success. The main city is Genoa in Liguria the village is Camogli. Will I have better luck searching in Genoa, if so where would you suggest I start.
Repetto wrote:I have my great grandfathers birth certificate and on it is the address road he was born. I have tried the local office and the museum but have had very little success.The main city is Genoa in Liguria the village is Camogli. Will I have better luck searching in Genoa, if so where would you suggest I start.
What do you mean when you say you have tried the local office and museum?
Here is a link to the Village of Camogli, which is a small Italian fishing village and resort town. You could fax, email, or write to the town office and ask about the particular street/address. They should be able to locate it for you, or tell you if it has been renamed (which is very common)
Thank you Tessa for the information. I have traced my Great Grand fathers mother and father and a lot of new relatives in Camogli. I have been visiting Camogli twice a year and stayed with the Repetto Family. I am going back in September. I have acquired my GGF birth certificate and the road he was born does not exist because they change a lot of the roads approx every 100yrs so I have been told. One of the relatives I am in contact with has a relative in the Civil Records Office who obtained the birth certificate of my GGF and his parents marriage certificate but has been having problems locating the 1850 map. Also Il Museo Marinaro Director Bruno is a good friend and there is only a poor quality map of approx. 1850 on the wall. So I was thinking that there must be somewhere in the main city ( Genoa ) where historical maps are kept. Regards Ian
I had a look and could not find anything about Camogli, but it's worth a little time
Many thanks, The Archivio di Stato di Genova,I have asked my cousin to check for me and they are open in the morning, but he couldn't find any info about whether we could photocopy documents or the cost of information we want to retain. I will be in Camogli on the 5th September for 2 weeks so I will go to Genoa and see what I can find. I am also looking forward to visiting the little mountain village where my GGG Grandmother was born. Will report what I find out about places like The Archivio di Stato di Genova when I get back and hope it will be helpful to others.