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How to find out exact address from old records

Post by chrisdamato » 15 Aug 2010, 23:38

How does one determine the exact address where an ancestor lived in Italy based on looking at the old birth or marriage records? The only thing I can make out is that they list the town, but not street or number.

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Post by PeterTimber » 15 Aug 2010, 23:56

How far back are you talking about? anything after 1870 would be housed in the UFFICIO ANAGRAFE (if they have them) but in those early days in small towns everyone knew everyone and nobody received much mail. =Peter=
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Post by chrisdamato » 16 Aug 2010, 00:33

Between 1870 and 1900.

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Post by Italysearcher » 16 Aug 2010, 06:52

Street names seem to change along with the politics here :-)
Many times on these old records the address is 'contrada' ??? which is like our saying 'rural route'
Best way is to go to the town and go to the area and ask which is the old ancestral home of the family. I have had some success doing that but remember earthquakes destroyed a lot of old buildings too. If the streets were narrow before the quake they were often completely redone with new names. Some towns still have old maps you can refer to.
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