In the near future I may be traveling to the city of Castelfranco Veneto. My plan is to search the civil archives as well as the local Parish archives.
What advice does anyone have in regards to dealing with the above archives. Are their any special requirements that I need to be aware of? Do I need to get permission before I travel? What should I bring with me? Should I hire a researcher to assist me or is it possible to do the work myself?
For searching church archives a letter of recommendation from your Bishop wouldn't hurt. I have been asked for this in Rome and Montecassino.
Be sure to always have your passport with you as the archives always ask for photo ID.
A pair of cotton gloves is handy, these records are very dirty and there isn't always a place to wash your hands after the search.
Your digital camera with extra batteries and a notebbok and pencil incase they don't allow photos. Note: in Frosinone you can get photocopies for 10 cents but digital photos with you camera are 3 euro! I don't know if this applies everywhere.
Good morning. Still need a contact point to get certified birth certificates and certificates of Italian Citizenship, from the comune di Bella. I of course get no response, but I will be there later this summer. Perhaps being at the Archivio Stato Civile office in person will make a difference. But where?