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New Course: Italian: Civil Registration-Part 1

Have Italian roots? Then you'll want to check out the  newest course from The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Italian: Civil Registration-Part 1.

Written by professional genealogist and Italian research expert Melanie D. Holtz, CG this course looks at civil registration, one of the largest and most important record sets in Italian genealogical research.

In this course, you will delve deeper into three main types of records: birth records [both regular and supplemental], marriage records [including marriage banns and marriage supplements], and death records [both regular and supplemental]. Each type of record has different challenges as well as differences in format depending on the time period and/or location of its creation within Italy.

You will also delve more deeply into translating and abstracting these documents so that you can understand more fully how to find every piece of genealogically useful information they contain. You will learn how to spot discrepancies and information contained that is over and above what is generally given. Understanding the documents is the heart of the course and there will be much study required of the example documents.

For those interested in registering for this course, you should have previously completed the courses, Italian: Introduction to Research Outside of Italy and Italian: Language and Location, or have a good understanding of the content of those courses, before commencing this course.

Italian: Civil Registration-Part 1 begins in March. Register for it today!

Last updated by Gena Philibert Ortega Feb 25, 2015.

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