Uffico di Stato Civile
Comune di Caulonia
89041 Caulonia (RC)
02 aprile 2009
To Whom It May Concern:
Hello. My name is Lynne Frederick, and I am doing research on my family history. I would like to obtain a copy of the birth certificate of my great-grandfather, Vincenzo Ali, born in 1864 in Caulonia Reggio di Calabria, Italy. I would also like to obtain a copy of the birth certificate of my great-grandmother, Maria Virgola, born in 1882 in Caulonia Reggio di Calabria, Italy. Please let me know the cost for your help and how I can pay. Thank you.
Normally the wait time is 4 to 8 weeks so I would send a duplicate request with a form letter in Italian under research by mail located at
www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/saviello2.html and request an "Estratto di nascita" (long form birth record) "incarta libera (non legal paper unless needed for legal purposes.) Ignore charge since the servic e is normally free and await any request for money in separate mailing.
I would not mention anything about a prior request since your documents may show up within the next few days ....hey you never know!! =Peter=
If that is your wish you can contact Ms Kathy Fitzpatrick out of Utah who makes several trips a year and specializes in Southern Italy and who I have known to be a person of competence and integrity. You can reach her at www.gentracer.com/nextrip.html