Researching Italian Genealogical Records Becoming More Difficult

It has become increasingly difficult to research our Italian ancestry and it will become even worse. The following factors are responsible:

Draconian privacy legislation
Limited access to all archival repositories
Lack of staff in civil and church archives
Very few professional genealogists in Italy
Extreme lack of interest for genealogy by the Italian public
Continuing government cutbacks in all state and local archives
Continuing administrative changes in Italian geography
Billions of records in municipal, provincial, state, church and private archives are not indexed

Flavio Andreatta, Genealogist, Italian Genealogy and Heraldry Society of Canada, July 12, 2018.

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