Joel Cole was born and raised in Italy. He has been involved with Italian Family History for over 20 years. He accompanied his father Trafford for his first genealogical research when he was 15 and since then he has been fascinated by family history.
He has worked as a researcher for over 20 years, visiting almost every State Archive in Italy and almost 1,000 parish archives. He is familiar with paleography having taken several classes in Italy, and with Latin documents, having studied it for over 10 years.
Joel has presented in many international genealogical conferences about Italian Family History and has worked for years for private companies performing research in all of Italy, consulting Civil records, Parish and Diocesan Catholic records, Notary records and many more sources.
Italy, Southern Switzerland and Istria-Croatia. Expert of deciphering ancient Italian and Latin document.