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Two ships, two manifests, same passengers?

Entries on passenger manifests were lined out when the passengers did not sail, were changed to a different class of travel, or did not embark or disembark at the port stated on the manifest header. ...
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Understanding meaning of professions in 19th century Calabria, Italy?

In 19th Century Italian documents, I've seen avvocato for lawyer, as well as legista. While legale translates as law, like you I've been unable to find a conclusive answer. However, if not lawyer as ...
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How to find 19th Century birth certificate from Novara, Italy?

There are a couple of related questions here which might help you. Is there a single place I could go in Italy to view birth records from Northern Italy from 1750-1850? has an answer with information ...
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How can I find a professional genealogist to perform a search in Italy?

When selecting and hiring a professional genealogist you may wish to consider the following: Commitment to ethical conduct. Unlike lawyers, the genealogy profession is unregulated and there are are ...
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Italian Government-Paid Passage

With the first page of the passenger list, we can now determine that this was the S.S. Europa, arriving in New York NY in Feb 1920. The particular pages shown above are numbered 0658 & 0659 at ...
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Where to find Brazil immigration records of ancestor from Italy?

There is a Brazil Genealogy page at FamilySearch that leads to a Brazil Emigration and Immigration page that mentions Italy: From 1808 to 1940 immigrants came to Brazil from over 50 nations all ...
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Accessing Italian World War I records online?

Military Records (Foglio) are kept by region. You need to know which region or province your ancestors were born. My father was born in Teramo Province. I sent an email (in Italian) to the Teramo ...
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Connecting the Gassmanns of Untertürkheim and Fellbach

Have you done a literature search? (Familienkundlichen Literaturdatenbank, GoogleBooks, WorldCat, etc.) There are several periodical articles and books (in German) that seem to deal with the family ...
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How can I research relatives in the Italo-Turkish War 1911-1912 online?

Service records for the war may not be available to you online, but these are some things you could do online. Research the war itself Do background reading about the war that would put everything ...
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Which archive holds records for Swiss Guard serving in Naples, Italy or Vatican?

So it seems the online contact page on Vatican's website does work and I got a reply from Secretariat of Pontifical Swissguard The Pontifical Swiss Guard can not help you much because the ...
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Understanding meaning of professions in 19th century Calabria, Italy?

In the archives of the Mezzogiorno we find civile used in different manners - as noted here already, at times we find it used more liberally to include the middle class but quite often it in fact ...
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Italian Government-Paid Passage

For a discussion of Italy's attitudes about emigration and how they changed over time, see Tina Bochicchio Woetzel's Italian Emigrants, Italian Immigrants: The Labella Family of Avigliano, Potenza, ...
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How to find 19th Century birth certificate from Novara, Italy?

It's true Family Search does not have records for the Province of Novara. The only source I have found is ancestry.com. There are two draw backs to their data base. One is it cost money. For the World ...
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How can I find a professional genealogist to perform a search in Italy?

Before hiring a professional genealogist, try to find out in which town in Piemonte your great-grandfather was born. I would suggested ordering his death certificate and marriage certificate from ...
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Finding online resource for searching Italian records?

I think a starting point could be the Catalog of FamilySearch.org: This will lead you to a page of information about Italian records: As commented by @JanMurphy: In the screenshot above, the drop-...
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Where to find Brazil immigration records of ancestor from Italy?

Family Search has a very good database of documents. But be aware that different regions have different states of completion. For example, the state of Paraná seems to have plenty of indexed death ...
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Where to find Brazil immigration records of ancestor from Italy?

This source is also from FamilySearch, but not yet listed - it is not specifically related to Italian sources but have surprising results, at least for me, when also looking for brazilian immigration ...
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great grandather Luigi Raimondi and Sylvia Fiorentini in Brasil 1900

The obvious record you need to get to begin with is the marriage of Sylvia and Luigi in Brasil. There may be two possible sources - church records and civil records. Where and how to find them ...
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Italian immigrant vital records

The vital records that you are after would seem likely to be found using the links at FamilySearch.org: Registri dello stato civile di Alessandria del Carretto (Cosenza), 1809-1910 Authors: ...
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Italian grand grand Father Italy to Venezuela manifest passenger list

I would first check immigration records. They would contain valuable information on your GGrandfather. I would search ship manifest also but you would need dates of sailing or ship name to do so. Also ...
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Looking for Italian military record of ancestor

FamilySearch.org lists a document set called "Documenti militari. Circondario di Torino, 1804-1910." These are the "military muster rolls and draft lists from the province of Torino" (Turin). The ...
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Italian Navy National Service

A starting point for researching Italian Navy personnel may be La Regia Marina: If the information you are searching for are about a sailor who was your relative, and you know his name and (at ...
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Accessing Italian World War I records online?

For those seeking Italian Military Records a good starting place may be the Italy Military Records wiki page of FamilySearch. This leads to at least one online resource, Albo dei Caduti della Grande ...
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Searching for WW2 military record of German soldier who died 1945 in Italy?

The Deutschen Dienststelle (WASt) compiles service reports on request. Please see How to find information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II? on how to proceed and what to expect.
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Finding online resource for searching Italian records?

I recomend you to search in antenati.san.beniculturali.it I found there my 6th upper ancestor Have records of birth, marriage, death and other kind of records digitalized (some of them indexed so ...
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Where to find list of census performed in Italy?

It is possible to look at the coverage for a country on Ancestry's sites without having a World Subscription. Go to any Ancestry site and on the top navigation bar, choose search. From the drop-down ...
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Where to find list of census performed in Italy?

A correction to the statement that the first census was taken in 1871 - there is actually an 1841 census online for some regions of Italy. To access it (and many other Italian records from the 1800s),...
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Is there a single place I could go in Italy to view birth records from Northern Italy from 1750-1850?

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/ Have records of birth, marriage, death and other kind of records digitalized (some of them indexed so you can search on them) It begin in the early 1800s up ...
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