Very interesting information. I appreciate everyone's help. Now I have some more work to do. I need to find out when/where Antonio and Vito were born since the US documents I have say they were both born here but this leads me to think otherwise.
I didn't know you could do that. How are they at responding? Are certain towns better than others? I know that Italian bureaucracy can move slowly.
Some are quicker to respond than others. I've gotten my records in 4 - 8 weeks... Several posters here at the forum have had no response, others wait for longer than 8 weeks, but most are pretty good. Not sure about the town of Teggiano...
You don't need to send any money. Some towns may ask after you request the documents. I have never paid for records from the comune.
Worth a try. Just don't ask for more than one or two records per letter.
Me again....this is what has been driving me nuts about the discovery of this marriage certificate from Italy in 1890. I have Cono Russo's citizenship papers and upon reading them again, he indicates he lived in the US continuously since 1887. Obviously someone isn't telling the truth somewhere. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
I cannot find any ship records of him in 1887 or at all really, other than a trip in 1904 from Italy to the US with two of his sons but it appears it was more of a visitation since it states he previously spent time in the US. The inconsistencies are driving me crazy!
I have a PDF of the citizenship docs I'd be glad to email someone if they wanted to take a look. In short, it says he has resided continuously in the US since April 4, 1887 and that 4/5 children were born in the US, while the 1890 Italian marriage notice says othewise. Thoughts? Thanks as always.