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Traces of Fascism in Italian civil records: 1926 to 1945

Traces of Fascism in Italian civil records: 1926 to 1945

(1) In 1926, Mussolini replaced previously autonomous town mayors [Sindaco] with authoritarian officers appointed by the Fascist party. An officer of this type was called a PODESTA.'   (2) Beginnin...
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Italian Parish Marriage Records

Italian Parish Marriage Records

Ecclesiastical Marriage Record of Michele Novella and Clara Risso [Number] 7 7 July [1667]…marriage banns were posted on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of the previous month and no legitimate impediments were det...
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The Value of Notarial Records in Genealogical Research

The Value of Notarial Records in Genealogical Research

Notarial records have the possibility of providing information on the ancestors you are researching that cannot be found in any other type of Italian document or historical resource. I once found an amazingly h...
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Categories of Genealogical Information

Categories of Genealogical Information

There are three main categories of genealogical information: primary, secondary, and indeterminable. Primary information is information reported by an eyewitness to the event, either at the time of the even...
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Lo Schiavo Genealogica to Exhibit at the <span class=NIAF Expo Italiana in Washington, D.C.">

Lo Schiavo Genealogica to Exhibit at the NIAF Expo Italiana in Washington, D.C.

Don’t miss the opportunity for a free, 15-minute consultation at the The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)’s 41st Anniversary Gala Weekend next month at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in W...
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