When GGRandma/GGrandpa is ‘a woman/man, not married, not a relative, but not able to be recorded’

This situation occured all over Italy when a couple who were not married had a child that they chose not to abandon. This wording is found on the original document but on certificates and extracts you will see it written as N.N.  or ‘genitori ignoti’ (parents unknown).  This can be very frustrating for the researcher … Continue reading