Researching Italian DocumentsFebruary 7, 2009 at 22:55 | Posted in genealogy | Leave a comment
Tags: ancestors, famiglia, family, family history, family research, Italy, photographs
Finding original Italian documents in the original language can be a bit daunting if one does not know the language. Even those familiar with speaking Italian often cannot navigate the old handwriting and formal terms used in the documents from a century or two ago! Well there is a wonderful site where one can find the most common documents translated into “fill in the blanks” forms. She has copies of the Birth and Marriage certificates among her other wonderful information for researchers. With just a little bit of practice one becomes familiar with the flow of the documents and learns to find the correct information to fill in the blanks of their family trees. Ann Tatangelo is a professional researcher who also shares her knowledge with others looking to build their Italian family trees. I found her blog about a year ago and have enjoyed revisiting many times! Follow back to her blog http://angelcommunications.spaces.live.com and then go to her Translation category for the blank forms – it will make life easier, I promise!