Earlier this week I enlisted in the help of a very good friend and researcher, Riccardo Bruno to help me write to the Comune of Ardore and request a copy of a Birth and Marriage record of one of my great uncles, Vincenzo Angilletta. I have enlisted in Riccardo's help several times over the years and I can say this much - the man is diligent and thorough. I couldn't recommend his services more since he never fails to deliver. Letters need to be addressed in Italian and since there is no charge for these types of records like there is in Canada or the USA, Riccardo usually supplies a SASE and some stamps to the Comune to help cover the cost of some of their expenses.
Because I have asked Riccardo to write the request on my behalf, I had to also write an additional letter granting him permission to act on my behalf. I also had to enclose a copy of my Photo ID complete with signature.
With any luck I should have my response soon. I'll keep you all posted on the outcome!
4 hours ago