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I am considering buying a home in Italy.  Not 100% sure where, but considering the Salerno area.  Does anyone have a real estate agent/contact name that could send me some available homes/apartments?  I reach out and no one answers me ☹️

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 14:17

Hello, I am researching what it will take to obtain dual citizenship.  In 2017 I met family in Italy and confirmed the birthplace of my grandfather.  I live in New Jersey and have looked at the New York Consulate website.

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 11:22

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Tue, 11/17/2020 - 08:04

Thank you.   

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 15:29

I believe I have my grandparents death certificate.  I will look.  I did get an email birth certificate for my grandfather recently, but I will need a stamped/certified copy, right with an Apostille.  So many new terms!  

I was just on the Ellis Island site and was disappointed that you had to purchase everything.  I don't mind purchasing the documents, but i need to see the specifics to determine if i have the correct relative.  I think my family names are common because I found many out there on ancestry. 

 

Appreciate your time once again.  I have more digging to do!!  But it's fun!  

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 15:29

I believe I have my grandparents death certificate.  I will look.  I did get an email birth certificate for my grandfather recently, but I will need a stamped/certified copy, right with an Apostille.  So many new terms!  

I was just on the Ellis Island site and was disappointed that you had to purchase everything.  I don't mind purchasing the documents, but i need to see the specifics to determine if i have the correct relative.  I think my family names are common because I found many out there on ancestry. 

 

Appreciate your time once again.  I have more digging to do!!  But it's fun!  

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 15:25

So interesting.  I was born after 1948 and I believe my paternal grandmother was born in Italy...ok, great another avenue!

 

Once again, I appreciate your help and support!

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 12:57

Thank you.  Yes, the Naturalization seems like it's a critical piece.  I did submit a request for more information, there was a $65 fee, but it said it could take up to 14 months to get the information.  

I continue to look on the sites and Ancestry, but i cannot find a match for my grandfather.  I will keep looking!

I believe my paternal grandmother was born in Italy as well, same town as my grandfather, and my maternal grandfather was born in Italy.  I should have a good chance, but I don't know about their Naturalization.   I don't know if this is something our ancestors had to do or could they stay in this country and an italian citizen.  Seems like they would have to renounce their Italian citizenship to stay here.  

I'll keep searching.  I truly appreciate your help!  

Thank you again,

Georgeann

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 08:57

Mike,

Thank you!  How would I find a service?  And how expensive (approx)?   Of my grandfather became a citizen before my father was born wouldn’t that mean that I can not continue to pursue?  If so, it might be expensive to spend a lot of money to find that out.   So sorry for all the questions.  I have a lot of research to do.  
 

last night I did find a section about naturalization on ancestry but there were thousands and thousands of records.   (I’m probably doing it wrong). The searches came up empty, but I was able to go through each record but as I said there were so many!

 

once again I appreciate your help.  This means so much to me.  To think I found relatives in Italy is so special but to get dual citizenship would be a dream!

 

Grazie Mille,

Georgeann

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 08:53

Thank you so much. I will look at that link.  The NYC consulate is not allowing reservations for appointments due to Covid.  I keep looking but it isn’t open yet.   
 

As you said, the first step is finding out if my grandfather became an Italian citizen before my father was born.  Did most Italians become citizens right away?  (Wow, I wish I asked me questions when I was young). 
 

approx how much do you think it would cost for a service to do this?  Thousands?

thank you so much!

georgeann 

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 19:56

Thank you!  So much to figure out.   I searched for the naturalization information and couldn’t find it.  Seems like a long process, but worth it.  Appreciate your help! 

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 15:10

Thank you so much!  Congratulations!   This is definitely a complicated process.   I am trying to determine how I can find out if my grandfather became a citizen of the US before my father was born.  I submitted a request to the state of New Jersey, but this could take up to a year!   I did receive a print out of my grandfather’s birth certificate but I’m assuming it needs to be a certified/sealed document (and not just sent through email 😊).  The naturalization piece will be the first step.  Any guidance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!   Thank you!  Georgeann 

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 14:57

Thank you so much.   I joined a Facebook group to help me with this.   It’s very confusing.  I’m trying to determine how I can find out if my grandfather became an American citizen.  I submitted a request form but it says it could take up to a year to find out.  Do you have any suggestions on how to find out if he naturalized/became a citizen?  I have been searching in ancestry, but if you have any other suggestions I would I greatly appreciate it.   I truly appreciate all of your help!!!