Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Ancestor’s Italian Military Record

An example of the Foglio di Concedo Illimitato, an Italian military discharge certificate. This record shows that Domenicantonio Torella served in the Italian army from September 8, 1888 until July 21, 1891. Records like these contain a good deal of genealogical information and are an excellent alternative when vital records cannot be located.  An example of the Foglio di Concedo Illimitato, an Italian military discharge certificate. This record shows that Domenicantonio Torella served in the Italian army from September 8, 1888 until July 21, 1891. Records like these contain a good deal of genealogical information and are an excellent alternative when vital records cannot be located.

This month we are exploring Italian military service records. Every Italian male born around 1850 or later was required to register for the draft (also known as conscription). These records hold a lot of valuable genealogical information. Our focus will be on

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