Alvito (Recovered documents)

This week Angel Research is publishing a list of names for which there are salvaged documents from the Prefettura di Frosinone.  These may include, Lista di Leva, State of the family, marriage records of the parents. Please email us if you are interested in copies of these records. Novelli Angelomaria di Michelangelo Novelli Nicola di … Continue reading

Villa Santa Lucia (Frosinone)

Angel Research completed a search of the salvaged documents from the Prefettura di Frosinone.  We were looking for any document with a name that might help our clients identify an ancestor whose civil documents were destroyed. Villa Santa Lucia was the only town in the immediate area of Cassino for which we found records. Following … Continue reading

Recovered documents

When the dust settled and the Tribunal of Cassino was seen to have been almost completely destroyed in the WW2 bombing of the town, work began to recover as much of the documentation as possible. What was salvageable was stored in the “attic” of the Palazzo Provinciale in Frosinone where it remained gathering mould until … Continue reading

Courageous Women Emigrants

Join us today at 12 noon EST Instagram UmbraAbove to honor the courageous Italian women who emigrated. If you have a story about YOUR Italian ancestor’s immigration send it to and maybe your story will be told on the program.

Italian Citizenship by Jure Sanguis Simplified Rules

Born to an Italian father who had not renounced his Italian citizenship before you were born up to 1948. After 1/1/1948 the same applies to being born to an Italian mother. NOTE: “Italian citizen at the time of “birth” means that your father/mother did not acquire citizenship through naturalization, before your birth. CATEGORIES AND CONDITIONS … Continue reading

Naming laws and traditions in Italy

Italy is famous for its bureaucracy and this is very evident when you are naming your child. As the birth comes closer names names are bandied around.  Will you choose a family name, the name of an ancestor, the name of your favourite actor, or even a fanciful name? The name you chose will last … Continue reading

Today at 12 noon EST Instagram

We’ll be talking with Ellen Craig of UmbriaAbove about the naming of children, the laws and traditions.