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If you’re looking for vital records from Cosenza Province in Calabria then make sure you check out the Cosenza Archive site . The records and image extractions available range from 1800 -1900. They also provide access to actual images of births acts, marriage acts and WW1 Draft Registration Cards. Not only do you have the option to view many records from the site but you can also save copies to your desktop (for personal research as they are watermarked) or you can order an actual hard copy of the image from the archive.
I was able to trace 11 generations of my family using the information on the site. It was very easy to use and offered several search options *but* be careful of transcription errors – there are plenty. The site is updated frequently with new images and information being added weekly – I always find something new when I log on. I love the fact that the sources are also listed on each extracted piece which makes sourcing the data in your files that much easier.
If you haven’t registered to use the site, then you should do so now. Activation can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. I was lucky – I was allowed access within 10 minutes of registering and now find myself a regular visitor there.
Let me know what you think….
The Italian Surname Database lists hundreds of surnames and contacts for those looking to connect with others researching the same names. To submit your surname to the site, use the feedback form. Include your Surname, Town, Province and Region in Italy you are researching, the name you wish to be known as and a valid email address where you can be contacted.
Please, do not send genealogy related questions through the feedback form as they go directly to the database queue to await approval and all other questions will be deleted. If you do have a genealogical related question then consider posting on Gente di Mare Italian Genealogy Forum. Registration and membership are both free and there are many wonderful volunteers willing and ready to help. Happy Researching!