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ITALIAN FORM LETTERS
- for requesting records from Italy
David's Form Letters you can send to Italy - Easy to follow form letters in Italian & English from David E. Zerga with examples and good advice on requesting Vital Documents, writing to the Bishop, the Parish Priest, potential relatives, plus lots of GOOD TIPS on obtaining Church Addresses, the names of Military Records and more...
Italian Form Letters to send to Italy for Genealogical Data - based on an old FHC Handout but updated and includes easy to understand examples of letters to the Italian Municipality Registry Office, Vital Records Dept., Parish Priest to help you write your own request for records letter to Italy.
LDS Family History ITALIAN Letter-Writing Guide - Recently upgraded with plenty of good advice courtesy of the Family History Center of the Church of Latter Day Saints. (LDS), includes sample letters and Italian Genealogy Request Highlights
Italian Form Letter Generator - by Bill Girimonti. Easy to use Interactive Form Letters to request civil vital records, Family Certificates, Letters to the Town Mayor, Letter to request permission to personally consult civil vital records and more. Includes address lookups for Zip Codes and Province Abbreviations.
Translation Help - for Italian, Latin, Italian Occupations, Genealogy Words & more. *IF* you try to use computer machine translations for letters to Italy use in conjunction with large Italian/English dictionaries & grammar book/s and do only short phrases or it will sound silly. TIP, recheck back and forth English to Italian, Italian to English short phrases only for spelling help etc--[pn]
Mayors of ITALY and other helpful information - use this to double check on a comune address. TIP, Mayors and Civil Records Offices are often in separate offices if not different buildings altogether. Keep in mind that a Mayor is an elected official who may not be around very long whereas a Civil Servant is on the job until death or retirement. Therefore, you are much better off sending your requests for records to the Official of the Census or Vital Records Office. (read Steve's Tips here on IGO)
Yahoo ITALIA - Italian version of the Yahoo web directory good place to look up towns and cities in Italy. Sometimes all you need to search for is the name or use the words "comune di" before the name of the municipality.
Pagine Bianche Italian Phone Book Italy - Italian White Pages extensive listings of Surnames in EACH Comune. TIPS: Insert a surname (cognome) or a given name (Nome). Click CERCA. If you know the name of the comune (municipality) then type it into the space under "Dove" ------Use this to look up the address of the town hall in the comune you are researching. ------TIP, enter Municipio where it asks for cognome (sometimes you have to use the word Municipale or Comune di --name of
town--pn Good to Double Check on the other online Italian Phone & Address lookups in this section. Also NOTE: the Italian Phone books do NOT list cell-phones or UNlisted numbers.
PAGINE GAILLE / Italian Yellow Pages - good for many things such as double checking addresses for the Military District, DISTRETTO MILITARE in the Province your ancestor was registered in or enter Comune on top line [cosa] and the name of the town on the second line [Dove].
Italian Archivi di Stato Address Listings - Official Italian Site to look up the Italian Archive addresses of most of the State "Provincial" Record Centers in Italy. (In Italian). (sometimes it is not working). Click on "Il Patrimonio Documentario" when/if you get to the individual province information pages to find out what records they hold.
Istituzioni Archivistiche In Rete - good list of most of the major Italian Archivio di Stato (State Archives) in Italy provided by the Archive in Florence. (all dead links now but good reference when using the Italian Phone Book to search for current addresses or to use on google)
Italian Vital Record Centers - Part 1 by "Ancętres Italiens" and Italian Vital Records Centers - Part 2 by "Ancętres Italiens". Easy print out version, this predates everyone else, so it is old but always online. If you use their addresses your letter will still get to the right destination but use only when the official Italian Archive Site at the top is not working) Plus it includes Genealogy Research Libraries
SOPRINTENDENZA ARCHIVISTICA - easy to use list of who is in charge of each of the Italian Province Archives: name, address, phone number and Web Link to the Provincial Archive. Old list so copy and paste the archive name into a search engine and look for the current site or use the Italian Phone Book
Parrocchie / Catholic Church Directory - from Parrocchie.org in Italian. Italian Parish look-up, if you are looking for a comune that starts with San or Santa and don't get a response try the initial S. followed by Fele or whatever is the rest of the name. TIP, not a church run website, it is an independent website. Double check the addresses on the Italian White or Yellow
Chiesa Cattolica Italiana - Official Italian Catholic Church Site. They changed it *again* so it is not as helpful for finding exact addresses though they have the names but not necessarily the street addresses of the church, TIP, double-check on the Italian Phonebook--[pn]
Italian White Pages - Use to look up or double check the address of a church. Enter parrocchia under cognome and the name of the comune in the space under Dove. Click on "CERCA"
Pagine Gialle Italian Yellow Pages - useful in finding Italian Catholic Parish addresses & phone numbers. Try searching for chiesa, chiesa cattolica, chiesa parrocchia, parrocchia, or "chiesa cattolica, servizi parrocchiali", and other such variations. You might also try these combinations on the Italian Address List above on "this" page, as the other Italian Search page programmers are always changing their "search" parameters. Also, if you find what you are looking keep a note of it as it might not be online, or easy to find the next time you do a search. (things change)