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Old 03-26-2017, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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FamilySearch not only has a lot of Italian records online that may not be indexed yet, but they also have even more on microfilm that haven't been scanned yet. Search the commune or village name for their microfilm if you don't find anything online: https://familysearch.org/catalog/search
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Old 03-26-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I have alot of Italian ancestry that I want to track down and I am wondering what good resources for that might be. I know that Ancestry.com claims access to some Italian records. I know that overall it is a good site, but can anyone with experience tell me if specifically it is good for tracking down Italian records? Are there any other sites that would be good to utilize? I know that initially my ancestors came from Napoli. Thanks for any input!
Thanks for asking. I appreciate all of the replies because I need to look for my hubs side who landed in NY
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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I found my italian great grandparents using Ancestry.Com, they are from San Remo, Italy.
I also found several italian relatives in New Jersey, we are planning to eventually meet. (they found me at Ancestry.com as a possible 3rd cousin, and contacted me)
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Temple City, CA
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I was having trouble reading my grandparents' birth certificates, and this web site actually has a forum where you can upload documents, and others will help you translate them! They are so friendly and willing to help. Give them a try! https://www.italiangenealogy.com

Also, it's not as thorough, but there are some good resources available at italianside.net
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I was having trouble reading my grandparents' birth certificates, and this web site actually has a forum where you can upload documents, and others will help you translate them! They are so friendly and willing to help. Give them a try! https://www.italiangenealogy.com

Also, it's not as thorough, but there are some good resources available at italianside.net
There's also a lot of Facebook groups that will help with translations too. There's ones for Italian Genealogy that will help, but there's also ones specific for translations where you can get them from any language you need.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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FamilySearch not only has a lot of Italian records online that may not be indexed yet, but they also have even more on microfilm that haven't been scanned yet. Search the commune or village name for their microfilm if you don't find anything online: https://familysearch.org/catalog/search
Just an update on this - since this post, FamilySearch discontinued microfilm, it is no longer available to order. Most of it has been digitized, but for many of it, you still need to use the catalog to find and access it, and you may need to be at a family history center or affiliate library to view it.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Lincroft
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Here are some useful sites for Italian research

Master List
https://www.italiangenealogy.com/for...enealogy/32095

Italy Phone Book
https://www.paginebianche.it/eng/ric...rrato+%28EN%29

Antenati
Antenati – Gli Archivi per la Ricerca Anagrafica

Genealogy on Facebook
https://moonswings.files.wordpress.c...ummer-2018.pdf

IGG
Italian Genealogical Group (IGG)

Italian Numberss
https://www.theitalianexperiment.com...talian/numbers

Italian Genealogy Words
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en...ical_Word_List

Italian Record Extraction
https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/Itali...de/Default.htm

Understanding Birth (Nati) Records
Calabrian Genealogy - Birth Records Of Italy
https://imgur.com/a/QQhQF

Understanding Death (Morti) Records
Calabrian Genealogy - Death Records Of Italy

Website List
Genealogy
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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I need more information about my great grandmother, but I can not find her birth certificate anywhere, she is from northern Italy. My brother did some research and apparently she is from San Remo.
Her name is: Nicoletta Riccardi
I am a member of Ancestry.Com, and I don't see any matches. I wonder if her last name was replaced from Riccardi to Ricardi?
Any help?
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I need more information about my great grandmother, but I can not find her birth certificate anywhere, she is from northern Italy. My brother did some research and apparently she is from San Remo.
Her name is: Nicoletta Riccardi
I am a member of Ancestry.Com, and I don't see any matches. I wonder if her last name was replaced from Riccardi to Ricardi?
Any help?
When was she born? Civil records from San Remo are only available 1810-1812 and 1866-1900. If she was born after 1900, you would have to contact the town and order a copy by mail. If she was born before 1866, those records might be lost, or never recorded to begin with (I don't know why else they wouldn't be digitized). It looks like not all the records are indexed as well so using the search engine might not work: https://www.familysearch.org/search/...tory%20Library

Here's the bulk of the birth records on Antenati: Nati | Antenati

How did your brother discover she was from San Remo?
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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When was she born? Civil records from San Remo are only available 1810-1812 and 1866-1900. If she was born after 1900, you would have to contact the town and order a copy by mail. If she was born before 1866, those records might be lost, or never recorded to begin with (I don't know why else they wouldn't be digitized). It looks like not all the records are indexed as well so using the search engine might not work: https://www.familysearch.org/search/...tory%20Library

Here's the bulk of the birth records on Antenati: Nati | Antenati

How did your brother discover she was from San Remo?
Ok thanks. Apparently they are now in microfiche, not longer in paper (that's what my older brother told me). She was born in the late 1800s.
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