Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Old Skool Reels

I want to know Dominic Corgiat Loia and Mary Ruo Redda were. I want to know where they got married, who were their sisters and and brothers were. I want know about their lives. But my 
letters to Torino, Italy government and religious offices had gone unanswered. I don’t think my stilted Italian is so bad it offended the entire nation. 

I needed a recharge. I needed new way to come at the problem. I  looked around for ways to circle back that didn’t feel merely like chasing my tail. To the beginning I went. Not to the beginning of the paper trail but rather to to the beginning of of the search. I needed to refresh my skills and tune them to be more Italy specific.

I started on the FamilySearch.org training area. I watched a great video on records available in Italy with a wonderful section on civil registrations. (Ironically, I cannot find that video right now.) While the records I need are not online, the reference to them are online. FamilySearch has microfiche of statutory registrations of Corio, Torino. 

  • Film Number: 2096348 
Items 1 - 2
Registri dello stato civile di Condove (Torino), 1866-1929
Condove (Torino). Ufficio dello stato civile
Matrimoni 1900-1910 -- Morti 1866-1910

Item 3
Registri dello stato civile di Corio (Torino), 1866-1929
Corio (Torino). Ufficio dello stato civile
Nati 1866-1880

  • Film Number: 2096349
Item 1
Registri dello stato civile di Corio (Torino), 1866-1929
Corio (Torino). Ufficio dello stato civile
Nati 1880-1907

  • Film Number: 2096351 *backordered*
Items 1 - 2
Registri dello stato civile di Corio (Torino), 1866-1929
Corio (Torino). Ufficio dello stato civile
Matrimoni 1869-1910 -- Morti 1866-1878 


Since the death and marriage records are backordered, I’ll only have 1866- 1907 births. Still pretty exciting. I’m not sure how much copies are going to cost. It has been 20 years since I have used a microfiche reader. While I wait for them to arrive at my local family history center I plan to make an an inventory and checklist of what I expect to find.