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#1: Archives Author: choprjohnLocation: Florida PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:58 pm
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A member on another site, who lives in Italy, went to the archives for Reggio Clabria to look up my family for me. He was told RC records date from 1809-1865 only & from 1865-1920 they are kept in Palmi. Anyone heard that before, or know why they did that?

#2: Re: Archives Author: JamesBiancoLocation: Westfield, MA. PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:56 pm
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I need three death records from The Reggio Archive (to discover parents) as the individual towns I need are not available for that period. It is VERY difficult to find a researcher willing to help me in this area. The archives seem to be my only option. Let us know if you find anything. I have three dead ends that have been eating at me for a long time.
Crying or Very sad

#3: Re: Archives Author: choprjohnLocation: Florida PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:52 pm
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James: The rest of the answer I got from him said "Italy is a wonderful country & Italians are wonderful people if you ask no questions beginning with "WHY". Being a foreigner I asked the big question, & they looked at me like I came from Mars & started explaining why it was the most normal thing in the world that the volumes from 1809-1865 are from RC & those from from 1865-1920 are in Palmi, but that I didnt listen very well." I have sent for my grandparents birth & marriage certificates in Cittanova RC & am hoping for the best. I really wish I could help you also, but I think im in the same boat as you. Johnnie P.S. My mistake, when he said he was going to the archives I thought he lived in Italy, sorry

#4: Re: Archives Author: BillieDeKidLocation: Illinois PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:36 pm
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John and Jim -

One thing I've learned since I started researching my family is that each town kept it's own set of records and also a second set of records that were sent to their state archive. Here is a list that you both might find useful and you'll see that there are two locations in RC for records....Palmi and Locri

SEZIONI DI ARCHIVI DI STATO
STATE ARCHIVES (BRANCH OFFICES)

ANAGNI GUARCINO (03012), palazzo Patrasso
ASSISI (06081), vic. degli Esposti 6 tel. (075) 81 67 77
BARLETTA (70051) (BA), v. Ferdinando dOAragona 130 tel. (0883) 30 10 02
BASSANO DEL GRAPPA (36031) (VI)
BIELLA (13051) (VC), Palazzo Dal Pozzo della Cisterna, p. Cisterna 5 tel. (015) 24 2 94
CALTAGIRONE (95041) (CT) , v. Ex Matrice 153
CAMERINO (62032) (MC),v. Venanzi 20 tel. (0737) 30 52
CASTROVILLARI (87012) (CS), via Santa Maria del Castello tel. (0981) 21 1 41
CESENA (47023) (FO), via Montaldi 1
ESTE (35042) (PD)
FABRIANO (60044) (AN),v. C. Battisti 23 tel. (0732) 31 27
FAENZA (48018) (RA),via Manfredi 14 tel. (0546) 21 8 08
FANO (61032) (PS), via Castracane 3 tel. (0721) 80 12 19
FERMO (63023) (AP),via Leopardi 2 tel. (0734) 22 87 39
FOLIGNO (06034) (PG), p. Repubblica
GUBBIO (06024), Palazzo Ducale
IMOLA (40026) (BO), via Verdi 6 tel. (0542) 30 3 16
LAMEZIA TERME (88046) (CZ), via Aldo Moro tel. (0968) 22 0 48
LANCIANO (66034) (CH),vie Cappuccini 131 tel. (0872) 49 4 24
LOCRI (89044) (RC), v. Matteotti tel. (0964) 22 1 63
LUCERA (71036) (FG), piazza Tribunale 1 tel. (0881) 94 12 19
MODICA (97015) (RG), v. Liceo Convitto 35 tel. (0932) 94 12 52
NOTO (96017) (SR), v. Amerigo Vespucci 30
ORVIETO (05018) (TR), p. del Duomo 31 tel. (0763) 43 4 15
PALMI (89015) (RC), v. San Giorgio Casa della Cultura tel. (0966) 23 1 93
PESCIA (51017) (PT), vie Europa 7 tel. (0572) 47 72 61
PONTREMOLI (54027) (MS), ex Convento SS Annunziata tel. ( 0587) 83 15 59
PRATO (50047) (FI),v. Lapo Mazzei 41 tel. (0574) 26 0 64
RIMINI (47037) (FO),v. C. Cattaneo 2 tel. (0541) 21 6 88
SANREMO (18038) (IM), v. Cavallotti 334 tel. (0184) 50 89 10
SCIACCA (92019) (AG), via Giuseppe Verdi tel. (0925) 20 0 09
SPOLETO (06049) (PG), p. Fontana tel. (0743) 24 1 91
SULMONA (67039) (AQ),v. San Cosimo 16 tel. (0864) 31 69 0
TERMINI IMERESE (90018) (PA), v. Stesicoro 236 tel. (091) 94 37 89
TRANI (70059) (BA), v. Dogali 11 tel. (0883) 58 35 22
URBINO (61029) (PS), via Veneto 42 tel. (0722) 26 21
VARALLO (13019) (VC), c. Umberto 1 69 Palazzo Racchetti tel. (0163) 51 2 34
VENTIMIGLIA (18039) (IM), via Hanbury 6 tel. (0184) 34 8 55
VERBANIA (28048) (NO), via Cadorna 37 tel. (0323) 50 14 03
VIBO VALENTA (88018) (CZ), vie della Pace, palazzo De Fina tel. (0963) 45 6 13

The possible reason for the records not being there could be because of an earthquake in 1909 I've included the link. When the page comes up click on the box that says view full article.
query.nytimes.com/gst/...946897D6CF

Hope this helps.

#5: Re: Archives Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:37 am
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Johnnie,
Yes, I have also heard of the records being split up like this. The records from Gerace after a certain date are held in Locri, and the ones for Cittanova are held in Palmi. I first noticed this years ago when going through my microfilms and the cover page said "District of Palmi" or "District of Unico" or "District of Gerace". I have concluded that they records of a few comuni were held by district - how accurate this is I am not sure.

We're keeping our fingers crossed that you will receive word about your grandparents soon! Wink



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