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Calabria, Italy and its Genealogy, History, Culture and Language

Letter to Sindaco Requesting Permission

Draft a letter to the sindaco (town mayor) of your town of interest to request permission to personally consult civil vital records.

About this letter

This letter should only be used if you are planning a trip to Italy and wish to consult the civil vital records at the town/commune level in person. This should be sent BEFORE you send a letter to the Procura della Repubblica (provincial level). It is important to mention that you plan to search only for records of your ancestors, and that you will be perusing older civil records (prior to 1949). Anything newer cannot be searched by unauthorized persons, pursuant to the 75 year privacy law. Even for the older records, persons must be directly related to get the information.

Instructions

Fill in/select the appropriate information in the spaces below, then click the submit button.  The letter will then be translated and shown to you. Be sure to print it or save the page to your computer at that time.



,
[Your Country]

13 June 2024

Signor Sindaco
Comune di Lookup Town, CAP & Province

[TOWN]
Italy

Dear Mayor,

My name is [your first name] [your last name] , and I live in at the above-stated address. I am searching for information regarding my , for personal genealogical research.

I am planning a trip to Italy and, if possible, I would like to personally consult the civil birth, marriage, and death records that concern my ancestors. Therefore, I would like to ask you, as head of the civil vital records, for permission to consult the records from to . I wish to dedicate days to this research, from to during the hours that the civil vital records are open.

I thank you in advance for your kindness and efficiency. Please tell me the cost of the certificates and postage. Also, please provide payment instructions. Alternatively, if it is simpler to send the certificates via email, that is preferable.

Sincerely,

[your first name] [your last name]

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