x
Toggle Content Register or Login  -  April 28, 2017, 1:55 pm
Toggle Content User Info
Toggle Content Main Menu
Toggle Content Last Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

Vuozzo Surname
Last post by nuccia in About Us on Apr 23, 2017 at 02:17:59

Translate Do(edited)ent
Last post by Italysearcher in Translations on Apr 17, 2017 at 16:08:33

Ghio in Portovenere
Last post by Marko in Southern Italy on Mar 14, 2017 at 17:31:06

Birth Record for GGF and GGM
Last post by debbiemfit in Northern Italy on Mar 12, 2017 at 21:49:52

Calabria Record
Last post by JoeBlack36 in Southern Italy on Mar 11, 2017 at 15:53:00

Cassivi from Ragusa
Last post by Italysearcher in Southern Italy on Feb 28, 2017 at 16:54:25

FONTANA-PENSA marriage between 1800 and 1814 in Como
Last post by denby in Northern Italy on Feb 27, 2017 at 00:00:12

Online Vital Records
Last post by debbiemfit in General Discussion Groups on Feb 26, 2017 at 21:15:51

Help finding city
Last post by Italysearcher in Southern Italy on Feb 05, 2017 at 11:10:06

Audino Birth Certificate - Benestare
Last post by drusilla in Where do I begin? on Jan 27, 2017 at 00:23:52

Toggle Content Help Support this Site
Please support GentediMareGenealogy
Help us by supporting the future development of this site, or simply to say thank you.
Toggle Content EStore
Community Forums › General › About Us › Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates

     Forum FAQ   Search   Log in to check your private messages   Login  
Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates
Members introductions, surnames, websites and blogs

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum Index About Us Printer Friendly Page

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
mhansell
New Member
New Member


Joined: May 06, 2013
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:32 am    Post subject: Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates Reply with quote

Hi
This may seem an elementary request however I want to obtain my father's Birth Certificate and his marriage certificate. When I google tis, there seems to be so much information and all sites want a fee. One site advised to look up the region and request a birth certificate from there but on this site there does not seem to be a particular contact - www.comune.martone.rc....=index&p=1 and I don't speak Itralian. He was born in 1902 in Martone Reggio Calabria (although one document states Givisa) and came to Australia 26th June 1923 and died in 1975. At the time of leaving Italy, I believe he was married there and his wife remained behind. Although I know the name of his previous wife I don't have any dates. Looking through his papers, at some stage his wife became deceased and he married my mother in Australia.

I am hoping if I can obtain his birth certificate that it may state his siblings and also his marriage certificate and then the death certificate of his first wife. In 2014 I would like to visit the area and meet any possible relatives.

Can anyone please give me some pointers to help me?
Back to top
View user's profile
nuccia
Admin
Admin


Joined: Jul 10, 2007
Posts: 4360
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: Re: Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates Reply with quote

If you write to the Comune of Martone directly, in Italian and request these documents there is no charge and they are *supposed* to reply to you within 30 days with the information. If you choose instead to write to the State archives for the info there is a small fee for basically photocopying and postage (about 5 euros) payable in cash prior to them sending anything. They are very reliable and quick. Anyone else you write to is more than likely a third party who will basically just charge you to write a letter and make a profit. Often they do not follow up or guarantee anything.

The birth act you want is the "long" form - it will provide more info (the usual parents names, perhaps grandparents, witness, date of birth, when birth was registered, witnesses, where the family lived, etc. It will not mention siblings.

The marriage act also gives full parents names, ages, if they are alive, where they are living, etc. You might actually be better off requesting the publicazioni if available. That often lists the actual birth dates of the bride and groom, first wife's name and date of death and the same for parents. Sometimes you get lucky and any deceased persons documents will be included.

If you don't feel comfortable with any of these options and you have specific requests, you can try emailing member Riccardo (ricbru) who may be able to help you. He's reasonable and he DOES follow up until you get what you want/need.

Hope this helps.

_________________
nuccia
Italian Surname Database

Calabria Exchange
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Poipu04
V.I.P.
V.I.P.


Joined: Jul 11, 2007
Posts: 984
Location: Connecticut

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates Reply with quote

If you don't speak Italian, you can use these form letters to write your request. www.circolocalabrese.o...-index.asp

_________________
www.celenzaheritage.com
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Gigi
Senior
Senior


Joined: Jan 09, 2013
Posts: 53
Location: New York

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates Reply with quote

Nuccia, is there a post here with all the addresses for the different communes?? Or a site that lists them all, that you know of???

Thanks,

_________________
Gina

Researching: Roseti, Macrino, Gatto, Guida, Bonafede, DiNardo, Valenti, Nobile (Nobile-Camalleri), Augugliaro, Salce, Pignalitti, Panepinto, Canzoneri, Cammarata (Cammarata-Spatoro), Spallino, Ciccarello, Bellomo, Cutro, Ciccone, Noto, Columbo, Coia, Santilli, Iacuone, Pietromartire, Mariano
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
mhansell
New Member
New Member


Joined: May 06, 2013
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates Reply with quote

Hi Nuccia

Many thanks for you expansive reply. I have written to the Commune di Martone and now received a response however at time I did not know to request a long form. I also offered to pay postage and have not heard back so will wait and see. One of the main reasons I wanted the birth certificate is find out about my father's siblings as he mentioned an older sister he was very fond of.

Do you or anyone know of a way to find out about any brothers and sisters?

I hope to go to Calabria next year and possibly connect with some relatives.

I will also try to contact Riccardo for his possible assistance.

Thanks and regards, Margaret Smile
Back to top
View user's profile
nuccia
Admin
Admin


Joined: Jul 10, 2007
Posts: 4360
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:44 am    Post subject: Re: Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates Reply with quote

Your Welcome Margaret. Keep us posted. Gina the best thing I can suggest is use something like Wikipedia by entering "Comune di [Town Name Here]. Usually they give the address. BUT DON'T FORGET TO PUT ITALY AT THE END OF ANY ADDRESS or you may have problems with delivery.

_________________
nuccia
Italian Surname Database

Calabria Exchange
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
gillaf1
Mem
Mem


Joined: Aug 08, 2007
Posts: 114

PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 12:54 am    Post subject: Re: Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates Reply with quote

I am sure that when you get to his commune they will treat you like royalty. I say this because that is how my daughter was treated at my grandfather's commune.
Back to top
View user's profile
mhansell
New Member
New Member


Joined: May 06, 2013
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 4:45 am    Post subject: Re: Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates Reply with quote

Thanks - I have been once before a long time ago but without much research or Italian language. This time I would like to make the most of my time there by doing some research ahead of the trip. Unfortunately all the people who could have helped have now passed on.

gillaf1 wrote:
I am sure that when you get to his commune they will treat you like royalty. I say this because that is how my daughter was treated at my grandfather's commune.
Back to top
View user's profile
Gigi
Senior
Senior


Joined: Jan 09, 2013
Posts: 53
Location: New York

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates Reply with quote

Thanks Nuccia, I'll have to try that

G.

_________________
Gina

Researching: Roseti, Macrino, Gatto, Guida, Bonafede, DiNardo, Valenti, Nobile (Nobile-Camalleri), Augugliaro, Salce, Pignalitti, Panepinto, Canzoneri, Cammarata (Cammarata-Spatoro), Spallino, Ciccarello, Bellomo, Cutro, Ciccone, Noto, Columbo, Coia, Santilli, Iacuone, Pietromartire, Mariano
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
nuccia
Admin
Admin


Joined: Jul 10, 2007
Posts: 4360
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 5:44 am    Post subject: Re: Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates Reply with quote

No problem!

_________________
nuccia
Italian Surname Database

Calabria Exchange
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Gigi
Senior
Senior


Joined: Jan 09, 2013
Posts: 53
Location: New York

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates Reply with quote

From Wikipedia:

Alphabetical list of comuni of Italy (redirect from List of Italian communes (2009))
This is an alphabetical list of the 8,100 Italian comuni which existed following the 2009 merger of Campolongo al Torre ... Agrigento Agropoli ...
151 KB (12,463 words) - 07:39, 3 May 2013

Too bad I can't find a site like Portale della Storia for Agrigento.

Sad

_________________
Gina

Researching: Roseti, Macrino, Gatto, Guida, Bonafede, DiNardo, Valenti, Nobile (Nobile-Camalleri), Augugliaro, Salce, Pignalitti, Panepinto, Canzoneri, Cammarata (Cammarata-Spatoro), Spallino, Ciccarello, Bellomo, Cutro, Ciccone, Noto, Columbo, Coia, Santilli, Iacuone, Pietromartire, Mariano
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
nuccia
Admin
Admin


Joined: Jul 10, 2007
Posts: 4360
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Obtaining Italian Birth & Marriage Certificates Reply with quote

Maybe ricbru knows. I'll see if I can message him.

_________________
nuccia
Italian Surname Database

Calabria Exchange
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
  Page 1 of 1All times are GMT - 4 Hours

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum Index About Us Printer Friendly Page

  
 
Jump to:  



You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum



Hosted By Site5.com
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of Gente di Mare Genealogy.
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the opinions of the poster.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
TCD_ItalianGene © Gente di Mare Genealogy