by Trafford R. Cole
This comprehensive reference covers Italian records in wonderfully extensive detail! Author Trafford Cole has been a professional researcher of Italian genealogy for over 18 years. His reference is designed to be an essential component of Italian family history research. Along with a detailed history of Italian record keeping, this book will instruct you on the Italian records themselves–civil, ecclesiastical, notary, military and more. Featuring more than 100 illustrations, this volume is rich in reproductions of typical records found in repositories throughout Italy. Each record includes a complete English translation and thorough explanation. Learn the significance of Italian surnames or noble families. The author even offers advice on how to approach Italian repositories. Once you’ve learned the ropes, use the sample letters provided to help you obtain records through correspondence from a variety of sources.