Re: GEN-ITALIAN Digest, Vol 5, Issue 28
- From: vas575 <vas575@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 23:22:50 -0400
To begin Italian research, or any genealogical research start with what you know and work backwards. Probably, this will mean a death certificate for Grandma and Grandpa. Hopefully, this will reveal their place of birth. Then, look to their place of birth, obtain their birth certificates which will show the parents, then look to the approximate date of marriage (estimate in their 20's to 30). Keep working backwards in this fashion..
Once you know the town these people came from, you might research utilizing microfilms from the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) in their family history center. If there isn't a family history library near you, you can write to the Stato De Civile for that town. Additionally, you can write the church where the Italian family member may have been christened/baptised; married; or buried. Unless these people were born in a major Italian city (Rome, Florence or other cities) there is one main church for each town were records are maintained.
Now, to address the information provided in the civil records: I cannot speak to death certificates as I have never seen these for Italy. Birth Certificates will provide the Father (usually the informant) and his occupation, the Mother (with her maiden name) the date and the address. You may also learn if the father is able to write his name. If he is not able to sign the form, witnesses will sign to confirm his "X" and he may be noted as an "imbecile".
I hope this helps you. Also, there used to be places in the internet that translated an Italian birth certificate into English. May I suggest you google for Italian Birth Certificate English Translation.
Sent: Tue, Sep 21, 2010 3:00 am
Subject: GEN-ITALIAN Digest, Vol 5, Issue 28
1. Re: Beginning Italian Research (Gualtiero)
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 21:27:43 +0200
From: "Gualtiero" <gualtimizzi@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Beginning Italian Research
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Goldin is an italian surname.
Sorrry for my little little help.
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From: "dianna charles" <diamonddi57@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:26 AM
Subject: Beginning Italian Research
I'm knew to this list and not of Italian descent but friends of mine
who are here in NSW Australia would like me to look into their family
tree. My Italian friends were married by proxy in the 1950's here in
Sydney I will try and get a copy of their marriage certificate from them..
Now my question is what details are on Italian birth marriage and
death certificates, did civil registration begin at a particular time
there and are the records stored in a particular place?? My friends are
from the north near venice I think. I would really like to get them
started one of there names is Goldin I don't think this is an Italian name
but am interested to see where it comes from Any help or advice on how to
begin the search would be much appreciated. Kind regards Dianna
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