Italian Parish records explained

Parish records began about 1540 in some parishes but by 1630 they were instituted all parishes although not all complied immediately.  Although some Catholic parish registers can be found on microfilm most of those filmed were from the Church of England parishes in Italy or from other religious denominations.  The Catholic Church generally speaking is … Continue reading

Italian civil records explained

A birth certificate will give you the names and ages of each parent, their professions, their town of residence and occasionally the name of the Grandfather. This would only happen if there were several men in town with the same first name and surname (maybe even married to a women with similar names). From the … Continue reading