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Italian surname search site

Postby mackie13624 » 06 Dec 2004, 14:49

I was having problems finding my surname on many sites. I was sent this one an found it very helpful. I thought I would pass it along.

http://gens.labo.net/it/cognomi/genera.html


If anyone knows how to get addresses for people in Italy I would love to have the info!

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Postby ptimber » 06 Dec 2004, 17:04

I already gave it to you. www.paginebianche.it. Peter
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Postby mackie13624 » 06 Dec 2004, 18:04

Peter,
I must have typed that before I read your reply. I have now been able to get 21 names and addresses for Piccattos in Italy.

Thanks so much!
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Postby ptimber » 06 Dec 2004, 18:09

Clayton sopunds like your in the woods upstate. Where are your near? peter
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Postby mackie13624 » 07 Dec 2004, 22:47

Peter, We are about 20 minutes North of Watertown or 1 1/2 North of Syracuse. I found a site that translated my English into Italian for the families I sent letters to today. I hope they will be able to understand what I said!

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Postby ptimber » 07 Dec 2004, 22:50

compare that with www.freetranslation.com and see if it is similar.They give you 1800 words free and they seem to excellent. This should increase or relieve your anxieties. Peter
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Postby mackie13624 » 07 Dec 2004, 23:43

I have just printed up several of the form letters from the website you gave me. Do you know what I will learn from the family certificate?
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Postby ptimber » 08 Dec 2004, 01:28

The head of family, spouse,children,birth,marriages and deaths in immediate family. Peter
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Postby mackie13624 » 08 Dec 2004, 15:11

I hope they are able to send me that then. I sent for one for both my GGF and my GGGF. Im still waiting for my other GGF death certif to see where he was born in Italy. Gina
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Postby ptimber » 08 Dec 2004, 17:49

Give it 8 weeks. Peter
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Postby mackie13624 » 09 Dec 2004, 01:42

Peter,
I was searching the web today and found a person who recomends sending $$ with the letters. The site you gave me says to wait till they ask you for money. I checked with my bank and they said that I would have to order 300.00 euros, no less, through them. I stuck two dollars in each just incase. What do you recomend for the future? Is there a date in Italy where they started keeping records? I know my Grandfather's birth certif may not be on file in Kansas because they didnt start keeping records until after 1912 or so.

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Postby ptimber » 09 Dec 2004, 02:20

The service for requesting brith,marriage,death records etc etc from civil records in Italy Is FREE OF CHARGE. Youdo not have to send anything at all but in these small towns and villages written rrequests are given end of day priority since they must take care of all walk in and local requests and at the end of day they may not be so energetic. Senidng them $5.00 or postal coupon for that amount helps them out since they earn little and are aptr to expedite your requests. Civil records for most of southern and central italy go back to 1809 but in the northern part of Italy some towns have records going back much earlier when they were under french or austrian control and yet others have no records until `1872 when Italy was unified as a nation and uniform civil records wre established. However in most cases there is a record and in the end there is always the church records but that is another chapter. Peter
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Postby mackie13624 » 09 Dec 2004, 04:31

I would love to learn more about Italy, have any ideas on books I could read? Im glad I stuck something in the envelope, at least for their time. I have heard that Italians are not interested in genealogy. What are your thoughts on that? I hope if I find any living relatives they would be interested in writing. Gina
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Postby ptimber » 09 Dec 2004, 04:50

They will write you,just be patient. Peter
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Re: Italian surname search site

Postby lola66 » 14 Dec 2004, 21:17

Actually, in my experience Italians are VERY into genealogy, especially when a possible relative writes them. I searched for my surname in Italy and came up with 95 people in teh international white pages with my surname. I wrote 95 letters, an recieved 93 responses!!!!! Some with pictures, others with phone numbers, and still others with hand drawn family trees. It was very exciting. As a courtesy I purchased international mail coupons and inserted them in every envelope so they wouldn't have to pay for postage. I founf out so much information that 1 1/2 years later I am still going through it all.
it wouldnt hurt to try it!!!
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