Onsite Genealogical Research in Italy
Your Research Problem
My wife’s father was a native of Italy. He was born in Montegrosso in 1892. We only know his parents’ names. Can you trace his ancestry? We want to locate all ancestors possible, tracing the lines back as far as they can go in Italian records.
Thank you, C. Childs, Fullerton, California.
Our Italian research specialists determined that records for the area of Asti, Italy have not been microfilmed, so all research will have to be done on-the-spot in Italy. Italians kept excellent records. Our agents in the Asti area should be able to find the family in the original records and trace them back several centuries.
One of our agents began by contacting the parish priest in Montegrosso parish. Though the priest was initially uncooperative, our Italian research agent was eventually able to gain access to the original parish registers. After spending time studying these records and other sources in neighboring communities, he was able to add more than 2,000 names to the family tree, tracing some ancestors back into the 1400s.
Note: Results will vary.