Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
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What was the procedure for obtaining a passport in a small town in Sicily in the early part of the 20th c? Did the requestor bring a baptismal or birth certificate to a local office? For the passport of a married woman with children, can the stated Place of Birth for the children be assumed to be accurate, based on some paper evidence?
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