• Angel Communications

    Offering genealogical research services, specializing in researching family trees, in the province of Frosinone, Italy.

    Based locally, in Sora, civil and parish record searches can be performed as well as finding living relatives.

What you need to know about the Family Search site

The Mormon Church http://www.familysearch.org  has done a great service to genealogy by microfilming millions of civil and church records around the world and making them available for people of other religions to search. These films can be ordered at a small fee and searched at one of their Family History Centres all over the world … Continue reading

Preparing for a visit to the town of origin

Seems simple, book a flight, take a bus or train, walk around the town, talk to people and find relatives. Sometimes it actually works! Mostly it doesn’t, at least not all of it. I hear from people who did it successfully and those who were so disappointed to find the town offices closed, the church … Continue reading

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,300 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading

Why so many abandoned babies?

In the 1600’s and 1700’s the government and the church got together with a project to prevent infanticide. A high number of babies were being abandoned on church steps, doorsteps, even thrown in the river (like Moses). Tiny corpses were found in out of the way places. Remember that these babies were the physical evidence … Continue reading

Abandoned babies in Comune di Caserta

In the later part of the 1800’s the Comune of Caserta listed its abandoned and illegitimate babies in Parte II of the Birth Acts. They also chose a letter for the year and invented surnames for the foundlings beginning with that letter. For example 1884 was ‘D’.  Also in Parte II are the babies recognized … Continue reading

New records being catalogued for Cassino (FR) and area

At the State Archives in Frosinone records are currently being catalogued that will hopefully be a major source of information for people looking for ancestors born in the Cassino, Sant’Elia, Cervaro, Terrelle, San Biagio area. These records will be available in the near future for personal research but it is unlikely they will be searched … Continue reading

Civil Records in Province of Rome

Civil records for towns in the Provinces of Rome and Tuscany after 1865/71 can now be found on microfilm with the LDS and in some cases even on line.  This is a new addition to their microfilm library and their on line site.  In some areas civil records dating back to the 1700’s can be … Continue reading

Illegitimacy and Child Abandonment

  Illegitimacy is determined by parentage.  Just because you are illegitimate doesn’t mean you were abandoned by your ‘real’ parents.  We all know this, however when researching our Italian ancestors we need to look for the clues that will tell us if they were illegitimate or abandoned since their birth records may not include one … Continue reading

Buying Italian Property- De Tullio Law Firm

Whether you are looking to buy a little place for your summer holidays or make a permanent move to Italy the property buying process can be complicated and a little daunting.  There are three key stages to the Italian property buying process: Proposta irrevocabile d’acquisto (Reservation offer) Contratto preliminare di vendita (Preliminary contract) Atto di vendita … Continue reading

Christmas card thank you

A client sent me a Christmas card with the following message… We wanted to thank you for all the hours of research, meeting with and translating for newly-found relatives in Italy.  You went above and beyond, and we want you to know how very much we and our ‘famiglia’ truly appreciate every minute of it!  … Continue reading

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