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Getting a doc from Italy

Post by ForzaItaliaPgh » 20 Oct 2010, 18:29

Ciao tutti,

I just mailed an envelop to a church in Italy requesting a baptismal record. I happen to have the exact date of the baptism and included 15 Euro to help along process. Does anyone have any idea of about how long it usually takes to receive the document? I know there is a strong chance of not getting any reply, but at what point can I assume nothing is coming? Thanks.

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Post by DeFilippis78 » 20 Oct 2010, 18:34

Ive actually heard some people say that churches were very helpful, especially when a donation was included ;)

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Post by ricbru » 20 Oct 2010, 20:04

DeFilippis78 wrote:Ive actually heard some people say that churches were very helpful, especially when a donation was included ;)
I agree

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Post by Italysearcher » 20 Oct 2010, 21:55

sometimes the records don't exist any more unfortunately. In Casalvieri the entire 1800's marriage records are missing. All the death records are there though!
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Post by ForzaItaliaPgh » 20 Oct 2010, 22:44

Italysearcher wrote:sometimes the records don't exist any more unfortunately.
Luckily, I have a picture that a genealogist got for me a couple yrs ago of the actual hand written ledger that the church recorded the baptisms in, so I think they should have it (hopefully at least) :)

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