U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > People Search
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 09-13-2008, 11:47 PM
 
4 posts, read 7,926 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

I want to find more information about my family in Italy. I have two daughters and want to be able to share my family history and heritage with them and even find some long-lost family to talk to and get close with.

My father, Giovanni Silvano Negri, was from Milano and moved here in the 1980's. He is now deceased and I only knew my grandmother, Celestina Barracco, (his mother) who visited many times from Milano. I know she married Roberto Negri (but he passed away before my birth). Now, she recently passed away as well and I am left with no links to my Italian heritage or family. If anyone could help with any clues to the Negri family in/around Milan or even the Barracco family, I would love to get more information to build ties with my international relatives. If anyone knows of ways to find out this type of information without costs (I can't afford to pay for this right now), I would be so grateful. Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-16-2008, 03:58 PM
 
1,830 posts, read 4,771,635 times
Reputation: 1951
There aren't many Italian records available free online. Even ancestry.com charges a couple hundred dollars above the basic membership price to view the few Italian records they have. If you don't speak Italian you will need translator software or an online program such as the one at altavista.com, which will translate enough to give you the gist of what you're reading.

familysearch.org has some Italian records, including civil registries, but you may have to order the microfilm sent to your closest LDS library for your viewing/copying there.

italiansrus.com has helpful info, databases and surname search

numberway.com has Italian phone books to do surname searches.

You can also search for your grandparents' names in the online family trees, in case distant cousins are doing the same thing.

You can also do a surname search in the forums at ancestry.com for others searching your family line.

Good luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > People Search
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:49 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top