We'll need to understand how the Italian Archives are organized, especially if we are thinking about a travel to Italy to search for records personally. Every Italian region has suffered particular historical situations, generating their own type of documents.
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When we research our Italian ancestors, usually we wonder what port our ancestor was departed from, and if some vestige of that departure still remains in some place.
First, we need to get information about the Italian documents where we could find records about our forbears, for instance: Civil Records, parish records, census, military records, titles of property, etc.