Thursday, April 15, 2010

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy - Challenge #15

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!

3 comments :

Wendy said...

I am certainly very interested in the timeliness of their response. I have heard that it can take a long time to hear from officials in Italy when requesting records, so I am very curious about your experience. :)

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Thanks for participating in the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy challenge. I hope you get an answer!

nuccia said...

Thanks Amy. I will keep you posted!

Hi Wendy, you are correct. Sometimes it can be a very long time to receive an answer but I have also had answers in less than 15 days. I'm not too concerned. Riccardo has already contacted them to follow up and they have my answer. I am just waiting for the hard copy now! God bless that man! Oh, I tried to contact you on Gente -
i was hoping you could help me with something if you have the time. Please email me when you have a minute. Thanks!