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Archive for March, 2011

Archivio di Stato di Venezia – Military Records Search

Military Records Search

Archivio di Stato di Venezia

Military records are a wonderful way to find out information about a person.  Generally the Italian records valuable genealogical information such the name of the person, his age, birth date, place of birth, parents names (mother’s maiden name) and a full physical description of him.  More information can be found here:   Military & Conscription Records.

Military & Conscription Records Examples

Military & Conscription Records

Here are some examples of Military Draft Cards and Conscription records.

Italian Draft Registration Card

Italian Draft Registration Card

 

If you’re ancestors were from Northern Italy and you are looking Military Records from Venezia you may want to give the Archivio di Stato di Venezia search a try.  Please note:  The site is in Italian.

Old Italian Handwriting

Marriage Record 1873

Handwritten Marriage Act 1873

Old Italian record can be difficult to read at first glance – especially if you have no knowledge of the language or are expecting it to be similar to American records. They can be quite detailed and some, like the marriage record posted courtesy of Cosenza Exchange are completely hand written.

Birth Act 1888

Example of a Standard Birth Act 1888

 

But most Italian vital records are similar to the birth act posted on the right where a standard form is used and the remaining information is filled in as the event occurred. Because these forms were so standard, much of the *important* information is easy to pick out once you know where to look.

 

There are several great sites available to help you decipher the old handwriting and Family Search even offers a three part online course for this on their site. Each course is between 25 and 30 minutes long and covers The Italian Alphabet, Italian Words and Phrases and Reading Italian Records.

Another excellent site I really enjoyed going through is Italian Family Search. There are several examples of vital records and Italian Handwriting sheets available for download and which make a great reference guide.

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