Recovered documents for San Donato Val di Comino

These interesting packets of documents are from the Lista di Leva of 1877, and also include, Family Status certificates, marriage certificates of parents and birth and death certificates for exclusion from military service. 252        Di Bona Lattanzio di Tommaso 1877 505        Cedrone Loreto fu Saverio 1877                Brothers, Antonino, Gerardo, Donato, Luigi, Domenico 611 … Continue reading

Recovered Documents for Cassino

Documents recovered for persons in the Comune of Cassino consist of a list of those born in 1868 who did not present for military service, Marriage certificates for the parents and State of the family certificates.  Lista di Leva documents, applications for passports, penal certificates, gun permits, and expropriations. Where known I have indicated the … Continue reading

13 May 1814 Freed from Napoleon’s tyranny

In both Civil and Parish records there is often a lack of registers between 1809 and 1820. When Napoleon conquered Italy he not only established the keeping of civil records across the nation but he also confiscated parish records in order to know how many baby boys were being baptized in the parish. He didn’t … Continue reading

Military Uniforms and History

Today I would like to direct you to a terrific website which is in English, and tells the story of the Italian military from 1861 when the Italian army was first formed to today. http://www.esercito.difesa.it/en/History/ It has stories and photos of the birth of the Italian Army and of major battles fought in Africa, Italy … Continue reading