Genealogical Research Tips

I was exceptionally lucky when my father and I decided to pursue our Italian citizenship. We were visiting my Great-Aunt Herma in 2005 when she remembered that she had a small shoe box of her father’s things sitting never opened in her attic. This shoe box contained his original birth certificate, marriage certificate, and naturalization…

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Italian Government Structure

Before I start posting on the specifics of how to request Italian records, it’s important that we all understand how the government is structured.  Knowing the overall Italian government structure is important because it affects our records search.  We need to know at which level of the government we can find certain records before we…

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Italian Records: Region

In the last article, we discussed the general breakdown of the Italian government structure.  As a recap, the breakdown generally is as follows: Paese (country) –> Regione (regions) –> Provincia (provinces) –> Comune (municipality) In this article, we will be discussing the types of records kept at the Region level of government.  I will also…

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Italian Records: Province

In the last article, we discussed the types of civil records held at the Regione level of government in Italy.  As a quick reminder, this is how the government is subdivided: Paese (country) –> Regione (regions) –> Provincia (provinces) –> Comune (municipality)  In this post, we will discuss what kinds of Italian records can be…

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Italian Records: Comune

In the last article, we discussed the types of civil records held at the Provincia level of government in Italy.   As a reminder, this is how the government is subdivided: Paese (country) –> Regione (regions) –> Provincia (provinces) –> Comune (municipality) In this post, we will discuss the types of Italian records that can be…

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Italian Honorary Consulate Offices

Below, find a list of current Italian Honorary Consulate Officers, listed by state.  Honorary Consuls provide limited services to Italian citizens in their jurisdictions, and can be great resources during your jure sanguinis application.  If you are lucky, your HC is as fantastic as mine, and also sponsors language classes, cultural events, and even festive…

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