I would like to begin researchin my maternal grandfather's family and do not know where to start. I;ve been researching my fathers side for a few years now so I know all the basics. This is more of a geographical quandry. My grandfather and his family are from a town named Tai de Cadore located in the province of Belluno. This area was part of Austria for awhile and I believe germany at one time. I need to start my research during the WWI era and really dont know where to start. I would like to start with birth/death/marriage Microfilms if they are available. Any one who can give me information as to where to start looking would be a great help!
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I would recommend Joel Cole with Italroots.com
I have a personal collection of all the parish records at Valle di Cadore. I am doing research there currently.Talk to Joel, he has done a lot of research in the Cadore area.
What is the next larger town of Tai de Cadore? I have all of the parish records at Valle di Cadore. I am currently having them all extracted and put into families and a parish family tree. I have ancestors from that parish. The records in this area are of very good quality and date back to the 1550's. The priests are very nice as well.