I’m specializing in Italian vital records. I can help you locate the records of births, marriages, and deaths.
In order to apply for Italian citizenship through your ancestor, you must obtain a certified copy of their Italian birth certificate and the marriage certificate if married in Italy. I obtain vital records from all of the Italian Comuni.
I’m in direct contact with the Italian Civil Records Officials.
They are maintained by the Registrar of Vital Statistics (Ufficio dello Stato Civile) in the city (comune or municipio) where the event occurred. There is no central, regional, or provincial office established which keeps such records. The office of the registrar cannot undertake extensive research of its files to locate a record which is not properly identified, and will not translate requests in a foreign language. Therefore, all requests must be written in Italian.
Italian registrars are not required by law to assist in genealogical research work. In most places, records dating back as far as the mid-19th century are available but unless complete and correct information is provided, no search can be undertaken. If you are engaged in family tree reconstruction and do not have the essential information bearing on your ancestors, you may wish to retain the aid of professional researchers.