Category Archives: Databases

Using Marriage Records

A few days ago I wrote about how the information shown on online Trentino birth record abstacts and indices should be supplemented by viewing the actual birth record itself. The birth record will provide more information than that shown on … Continue reading

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Trentino War Casualties

The province of Trentino recently released an online database of World War I casualties. The database is basically a listing of soldiers from Trentino who entered the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I and were killed in action or otherwise … Continue reading

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Aultman Photo Collection

Many of the early emigrants from Trentino went to Colorado where jobs in the coal mines were plentiful. I have previously written a number of posts about our Trentino ancestors and the difficulties they faced in Colorado. Every once in … Continue reading

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Trentino birth records – an online database

 The Trentino Department of Emigration has placed a database of birth records online at  Nati In Trentino .  The database contains information about 1.2 million residents of Trentino born between the years 1815-1923, including full name, date of birth, village, and … Continue reading

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Using naturalization documents in research

Declaration of intent to become a US citizen (1936) – Giuseppe Iob After spending many years in the United States, many of our ancestors from Trentino petitioned to become US citizens.  Normally, one of the prerequisites in the naturalization process was … Continue reading

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Using military draft cards in research

During World Wars I and II,  most men present in the US were required to register for the draft, regardless of whether or not they were citizens.  These cards can be useful in obtaining information about your emigrant ancestor or … Continue reading

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Village of Fondo

 Although the village of Fondo has its own website with some historical tidbits that may interest the family researcher, the website is directed more to the tourist or person interested in an overview of the village. With its frazioni (“hamlets”) of … Continue reading

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Emigrants from Ronzone to the United States

Below is a listing of some of the villagers from Ronzone who came to the US and their year of arrival. More information (age, family, description, etc.) and listings of additional emigrants can be found on the actual passenger manifests on the … Continue reading

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Rallo – the village and its emigrants

Two brothers from Rallo, don Gioseffo and Carlo Pinamonti were responsible for bringing desperately needed water from Lago di Tovel to Rallo and nearby villages in 1852 by designing and constructing irrigation aqueducts. Their efforts are remembered by a plaque placed … Continue reading

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Emigrants from Flavon to the United States and South America

During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, many villagers decided to explore opportunities available in the US and elsewhere. They were tired of the economic and social problems encountered in Trentino. Most emigrated as a result of recruitment by … Continue reading

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