Tracing our italian roots: a work of patience
We just received this email from our friend Ann.
It’s about a long wait for the right answer from Italian registrars.
But, at the end, the answer came!
We decided to share Ann’s story to remember to all of us that communications with Italian registrars could be not easy.
We suggest to read this post before to start an Italian genealogy research.
The lesson is: with the right words to the right people at the right time…it could be easier to fulfill our requests.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is your Italian genealogy tree !
I have been working on my genealogy for years.
I found information on my mothers’ side of the family back to the 1600’s, but my fathers’ side was a real problem. In February I ran across the ItalianSide website.
I wrote to them and was answered by Michele. They prepared a letter for me to the registrar.
At the end of February I sent this out and the wait for an answer started. After waiting for what seemed forever….no answer.
So I wrote again to ItalianSide. They suggested I send the letter again.
Wait again! No Answer.
Michele composed another letter. This one we sent to the Mayor. I waited again.
In May I had a family emergency and had to leave home to take care of my elderly mother. I left May 21.
I didn’t have access to a computer at my mothers’ house. On the evening of May 21st the answer came in.
I didn’t know it was there till I got home two weeks later.
But, what a pleasant surprise to come home to!
So, the moral of the story is…If you are going to research genealogy, you need a lot of patience and Michele at ItalianSide.