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Old 19th August 2019, 12:15 AM
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To what country did your ancestor immigrate?

If Australia, my recollection is that the Australia National Archives have very good records, searchable online.

Start here National Archives of Australia and just type "immigration" in the search box.
Not necessarily that good, quite a number of my family's records aren't there, but others might have more lucky.

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You don't need a lawyer to get birth or marriage records. If you know all dates and names you could write the town and ask for them.

If OTOH you're coming you could always just walk into the office. Small towns this isn't that hard. Large centres the lines might be daunting.
HI Nick

I have all the relevant information re: birth and marriage date and place, so how do I find the address in Italy to make my request? The birthplace is Altrani, Salerno and the marriage Scala, Salerno. Would there be a central department in Salerno that I could contact? I've searched on the web but can't get any clear information on how to proceed. I'd like to try to get the documents myself, as you suggest, and save myself some Euros.

Thanks for your help so far.

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Comune di Salerno

Ufficio ANAGRAFE each town will have its own office

Just hope they answer their emails.

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Comune di Salerno

Ufficio ANAGRAFE each town will have its own office

Just hope they answer their emails.
Thanks, I found an address for Atrani and I've fired off an email. I also hope they understand Google Italian. Wait and see what happens.

When I googled Altrani I found web pages and also the same pages when I use Atrani (without the L). I'm assuming they are the same place. On my Grandfather's naturalisation cert. it is written ALTRANI.

Thanks again for your help.

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I wasn't really surprised when my attempt to contact the authorities directly in Italy failed. But I haven't given up. I have engaged a local company in Australia who specialize in this sort of thing. The cost is about five times less than I was quoted by a firm in Rome. So it is just a question of waiting and see what happens. I just hope they don't change the rules before I can complete the process.

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Hi, how is your search for your ancestor documents proceeding? I just saw your post, I went through the entire process from the USA without an attorney and through the consulate in NYC. I ordered the birth records of my grandfather and grandmother (both born around 1900) through an online website called myitalianfamily.com. I think I paid $75 each and they did get me certified copies of both birth certificates but it took several months. I also tried ordering one document through Italian Citizenship & Genealogy Services (myitaliancitizenship.com), but they took my money and ignored all my emails so I had to dispute the charge. I do not recommend ICGS at all! I also read about some people hiring people like researchers/etc that live near the commune to go for them and try to obtain the documents in person. There are also some forms online that you can fill out and mail to the commune, but without being able to include a payment it was not very likely that this would work.

It was a long process for me, after I obtained all the docs for my grandparents, my parents, and myself I had to have them certified with apostiles and also translated into Italian. Then I went to my appointment (I had to wait 6 months to get an appointment but I reserved a date before I had everything ready) and the appointment went smoothly. I then waited about 13 months for the letter stating I was accepted, and then I waited another month for an appointment to apply for the passport and another week to receive the passport.

Good luck with your project!


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Hi
I'm still waiting for copies of my grandfather's birth and marriage certificates. I will follow up with my agent in the next couple of weeks (aztranslations.com.au). Then basically follow the same steps that you did yourself but hope it doesn't take quite so long. I am not in any particular hurry but just worried that the rules might change before I complete the process. In the meantime I am living another dream of mine, living in Bali and enjoying every minute.
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