Our professional researchers will travel on-site to your town of origin for one to two days and conduct a thorough and exhaustive search in the local municipal records. This time period usually goes back to the beginning of civil vital registration records (early 1800s), based on availability of the town hall records.
The research will then continue in the local Parish Church Archives. This is a difficult and demanding job that requires reading and translating of Latin and older Italian dialects. Each Parish is different in the amount and quality of information they have saved over the years. The time frames researched vary greatly but usually can go back as far as the Parish records will allow, possibly the mid-1600s.
The overall timeframe goes from the beginning of the local church records, possibly the mid to late 1600s to the end of the 1800s (depending on when your Ancestor was born).
We will then conduct a thorough and exhaustive search in the local records for the 1900s to reconnect to your living relatives. Complete family groupings, such as all the siblings of your grandparents or great-grandparents would be the starting point to trace forward any families descending from these individuals who remained in Italy to live.
What to ExpectA complete Genealogy Report including up to FIVE Generations of family information & Research NotesA Family ChartCopies of family documents, including birth, marriage, and when available, death recordsPossible family information includes addresses of births, ages and professions of family members, witnesses to marriages and births, etc.Research of the Family NameNames with addresses and phone numbers of living relatives may be provided if the research results in a direct linkPhotographs of the town, and if existing, pictures of the homes your ancestors lived in during the 1800sA CD with a soft copy of the complete final report + a GEDCOM file for your future use and sharing with friends and family of the research data