Contacting potential relatives...

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Contacting potential relatives...

Postby Naples13 » 31 Jan 2011, 02:42

Has anyone ever written a letter and mailed to possible relatives from which your ancestors came? People with the same last name from the same small town? What would one say?

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Re: Contacting potential relatives...

Postby Tessa78 » 31 Jan 2011, 02:48

People do it all the time :-)

Help with letters in Italian
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... #relatives
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... etter.html

To find addresses - enter name in "chi/cosa" and the town in "dove" to search the Italian phone book...
http://www.paginebianche.it/index.html

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Postby Naples13 » 31 Jan 2011, 03:01

Thank you T....

How are the addresses actually written on an envelope, as they are found in the phonebook? Would it be similar format to what we have in the US? Also, would I need to include a postage paid return envelope?
Researching surnames Nappo, Naples, Napoli, LaRosa, Sorrentino, Gambino. Also searching for info in Poggiomarino.

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Re: Contacting potential relatives...

Postby Tessa78 » 31 Jan 2011, 15:10

Format would be..

NAME
Street, number
Code Comune (Province ABRV.)
Italy


For example:
If you found this listing in the phone book...

Alfani Agostino
00146 Roma (RM)
Via Veronese Giuseppe, 18

YOU WOULD WRITE IT THIS WAY:

Alfani Agostino
Via Veronese Giuseppe, 18
00146 Roma (RM)
Italy


I would send an UNSTAMPED self-addressed envelope :-)

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Postby adelfio » 01 Feb 2011, 04:48

Our postage does not work for return letters in Italy and if you do the international reply coupon, italian postage now is 1.60 euro so for each return letter so you would need 2 coupons they are $2.10 each available at the post office or online.
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Postby Naples13 » 02 Feb 2011, 00:40

Thank you both! Marty...Is that what I will be paying per letter to Italy? (The $2.10)
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Postby adelfio » 02 Feb 2011, 01:34

unfortunately right now Euro is 1.38 to 1 dollar so it will take 2 coupons per letter it comes to about 2.30 USA Check your private message
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Re: Contacting potential relatives...

Postby Tessa78 » 02 Feb 2011, 01:37

Postage for first class letter to Italy from USA is $.98 at this time...

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