Italian Genealogy - Now That You've Found Your Italian Town
Please Note: it is impossible to correctly read Italian documents without an understanding of the language. The "template" type of translation is inadequate and misleading: no better than playing "pin the tail on the donkey" with the Italian phone book.
- Overview of the basics if needed
- The history of Italian recordkeeping
- Understanding the society that produced these documents, their customs and mores
- Types of documents
- Reading and translating records: Most of this seminar will focus on reading handwriting samples, accurate translation and interpretation of each type of document and the Italian language of the 19th century