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by Trafford R. Cole

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Recommended by Rich Venezia
  WHETSTONE_GENEALOGY | Jun 17, 2017 |
The book, "Italian Genealogical Records, How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical, & Other Records in Family History Research", by Trafford R. Cole, Psy.D, is quite a large book and complete with 251 pages including the index.
PART l: Introduction to Italy and Italian Records
1. Introduction-page 3
a. Italian Genealogy-page 4
b. Italian Emigration- page 5
c. Historical Conditions Affecting Italian Genealogical Research- page 6
d. Where to Begin Italian Genealogy - page 8
2. History of Italy and Italian Record Sources- page 11
a. Italian History: The Ancient Period- page 11
b. The Middle Ages- page 12
c. The Renaissance to the Nineteenth Century- Page 14
d. The Unification of Italy- page 17
e. Kingdom of Italy- page 20
3. Meaning and Origin of Italian Surnames- page 25
a. Surnames From Personal Names- page 25
b. Surnames From Nicknames- page 26
c. Surnames From Ethnic or Geographical Origins- page 27
d. Surnames From Vocations- page 30
e. Using Surname Variation in Genealogical Research- page 32
4. Noble Families- page 35
a. History of Nobility and Noble Titles- page 35
b. Researching Nobility- page 39
PART ll: The Records
5. Civil Vital Records- page 49
a. State Civil Vital Records- page 53
b. Parish Civil Vital Records- page 68
6. Napoleonic Civil Records- page 75
a. Birth Records- page 75
b. Marriage Records- page 80
c. Death Records- page 94
7. Parish Records- page 99
a. Baptismal Records- page 102
b. Marriage Records- page 108
c. Death and Burial Records- page 115
d. Status Animarum Records- page 124
8. Alternative Ecclesiastical Records- page 131
a. Diocesan Records- page 131
b. Waldensian Records- page 137
c. Jewish Records- page 141
d. Greek Orthodox Records- page 142
9. Alternative Record Sources- page 145
a. Conscription and Military Records- page 145
b. Notary Records- page 152
c. Tax Assessment and Census Records- page 158
d. Passport and Emigration Records and Passenger Records- page 161
e. University Records- page 164
PART lll: Research
10. Research Procedures- page 173
a. Microfilm Records- page 173
b. Research in Italy- page 174
c. Performing Research- page 176
d. Recording the Data- page 181
e. Hiring a Professional Researcher- page 183
11. Research by Correspondence
a. Writing to Sources in Italy- page 187
b. Writing to the Parish Priest- page 193
c. Writing to the State Archives- page 199
12. Reading the records- page 201
a. Civil and Napoleonic Civil Records- page 201
b. Parish Records- page 210
c. Interpreting the Handwriting- page 217
Appendix A; Addresses of the Italian State Archives- page 223
Appendix B: Addresses of the Diocese Seats- page 227
Glossary of Italian terms- page 233
Bibliography- page 235
Index- page 239 ( )
  mnleona | Oct 22, 2011 |
An excellent resource for understanding records from Italy. A must have if you have family roots in Italy. ( )
  OnwardToOurPast | May 14, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0916489582, Hardcover)

Filled with practical advice that will help anyone obtain the information they seek through Italian records, Italian Genealogical Records is a comprehensive guide to the complexities and nuances of what could otherwise be a daunting task. In this book, the author discusses the history and development of Italian record keeping, providing reproductions of typical records and a complete translation and thorough explanation of each. Among the many other topics covered in this book are the significance of Italian surnames and the relevance of Italian noble families in the search for Italian ancestors.

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