We Italian/Americans or American/Italians deserve to know our heritage and our cousins still living in Italy and other countries of the world. The information to guide us and assist us in our searching, is in great demand.
For this need I am putting together this page of the steps I took to know my history and family members. This information will help guide you into finding what direction to take. It is up to each individual person to do the letter writing and keep a drive with in yourselves to find the results you are seeking.
First of All, Let me say that the computer came along at a great time to help me. If it was not for the computer, my results in finding my cousins would of definetly been slower.
There are many telephone books on the internet. One of them that is a great resource is the White Pages for Italy. I myself have copied off EVERY address for EVERY surname in my family. If these white pages should ever be taken of the computer internet, I have a back up to continue my searches. The white pages are listed at:
Now, If you should need a zipcode for any city in Abruzzo, Italy, I have
taken my time to create this page of Abruzzo Zipcodes also known as CAPS
in Italy. I would print a copy of these pages off and keep them on hand
as well. If any person from a Post OFfice tells you that they can not help
you with zipcodes and that you really don't need one this information is
false. My letters came back to me. Zipcodes in Italy are the same as in
America. You can't really send one with out a zipcode. Here are Liza's
Abruzzo Zipcodes to copy off.
Storing all of your information can be over whelming to anyone. One way I like to store mine is in 3 ring binders. I buy plastic sheet covers and submit all my information in these as a research tool to use along any of my research roads.
There are many certificates in Italy to write and ask for. This is where all of our ancestors were born, lived, worked and eventually died at. The key is to put all the information together to know what steps to take in order to get the results we are looking for.
I am centering my Genealogy Kit on Abruzzo,Italy because this is where my family lines came from. Along the way if this page proves in great demand, I may extend my genealogy kit to include other parts of Italy, as well.
To start your search for Italy records, I have 3 Letters of what letters you can send for in Italy.
Before writing to Italy, I have put together some helpful hints to help with your writing, addressing letters and more. I appreciate all the great emails from people liking my ideas.It's all to help everyone.
I am still building these pages. There is More to come soon...........