Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Family in Italian Civil Records (Part 1)

This is an 1852 Italian death record of Roslyn’s 3rd great-grandmother, Rosalba DiPinto. The record lists the names of Rosalba’s deceased parents, Maria Antenucci and Donatantonio DiPinto. Additionally, from this record Roslyn was able to determine that Rosalba’s husband, Nicola Torella, had died before her. This one record helped Roslyn add details about her 3rd great-grandmother in her family tree and add another set of 4th great-grandparents. Another interesting detail is that Sabatino Torella, Roslyn’s 2nd great-grandfather and Rosalba’s son, was a witness. This is an 1852 Italian death record of Roslyn’s 3rd great-grandmother, Rosalba DiPinto. The record lists the names of Rosalba’s deceased parents, Maria Antenucci and Donatantonio DiPinto. Additionally, from this record Roslyn was able to determine that Rosalba’s husband, Nicola Torella, had died before her. This one record helped Roslyn add details about her 3rd great-grandmother in her family tree and add another set of 4th great-grandparents. Another interesting detail is that Sabatino Torella, Roslyn’s 2nd great-grandfather and Rosalba’s son, was a witness.

Negli ultimi anni sono state avviate iniziative molto interessanti che hanno considerevolmente semplificato la ricerca remota di Atti di Stato Civile negli archivi  italiani, permettendo cosi di risalire con maggiore efficienza a documenti essenziali per condurre ricerche genealogiche per scoprire e proteggere il retaggio familiare. Gran parte del merito va alla Chiesa di Gesù Cristo dei Santi degli Ultimi Giorni, che ha digitalizzato i propri archivi lanciando  un progetto che mira ad ampliare la disponibilità di documenti consultabili in rete.

Two very exciting initiatives have occurred in the past few years that make finding your ancestors in Italian civil records much easier than ever before.

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