A consistent genealogical research must be based on the consultation and referencing of original documents and reliable sources of information. So what are the main sources for genealogical research in Abruzzo and southern Italy?
After the information kept in the family memory, the main sources of documentation are the religious and civil archives located in the territory of origin of the family.
This kind of archives seldom if ever are available in digitized form and published over the Internet. It is therefore necessary to rely on the help of an expert who knows the local history and all the available sources, who applies a well grounded method, and who can go in person to leaf through the original registers.
Just to cite some of the main sources for genealogical researches in Abruzzo and southern Italy, we can mention the following ones:
- Civil registration archives;
- Parish registers (“registri parrocchiali”);
- “Catasti onciari”, Cadastres of Kingdom of Naples;
- Notarial records (“atti notarili”):
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