Local newspapers, obituaries and local history books

Rick asked me to check local newspapers as part of my search for his family history, for stories about the family and obituaries.  If only…… Even today, in the small towns in Italy you will not find a local newspaper.  Maybe a page in the regional edition of the national newspaper but nothing that comes … Continue reading

Voting in Italy is complicated at best.

It’s not my job to advise you how to vote in the upcoming election.  Most of you have probably already done so by mail but I do have some comments about the system. Complicated doesn’t even begin to describe the minefield Italian voters will find themselves in on March 4th.  A new system of voting … Continue reading

Italian civil records – Parte, Serie and notations

Susan wrote to ask about the letters and numbers following a date for a notation of death on a birth record. Most of the time you will be searching for and finding records in Parte 1 of the various registers but as time goes on and your ancestors spread across the world there will be … Continue reading