Italian Genealogical Records Help!
June 24, 2010 2:14 AM Subscribe
Help me find a (reputable) person or agency who can procure genealogical records from Italy (specifically Sicily) -- preferably who can communicate in English
posted by frmrpreztaft to Travel & Transportation (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Greetings MeFi. Long-time listener, first time caller.
A while ago, i found out that i was eligible for dual citizenship in Italy jure sanguinis. I have been slowly gathering the required documents from the US, but i am having some trouble finding someone who can aide me in locating the documents in Sicily. I know in which commune the documents should reside. I also understand that it is possible to do it yourself, but i do not speak Italian, nor do i know anyone who does. This is making the process somewhat more difficult.
I have done the relevant googling, and there are a million hits. Most agencies seem somewhat shady or simply don't respond when contacted. I am not afraid to spend a little money to get these documents.
The documents i am seeking specifically are: Birth Certificates and Marriage Certificate for my great grandparents.
The Commune in question is Graniti, Messina, Sicily.