For most of these the keepers of the resources (archives, municipalities, parishes) must be contacted to check the existence of records and obtain permission to make research. This means patience is absolutely necessary.
Step 5 - Research in the 18th century
Find the Catasto Onciario
Research in the Catasto Onciario (1742-1755)
If the catasto is available to you, list all the families with the surname you are researching (they might be connected) and request photocopies from the archive for your families. The fee will depend on the numbers of inhabitants in the place, and on the number of families bearing the researched surnames. Archives in Italy may apply different rules.
- You can research in Naples yourself or hire someone.
- You can order the microfilm or digital copies, which are priced by image. This is advisable only if the place is not too big. The procedure to have it made by the archive is long, send an email to the archive for an estimate. However, you might also hire a photographer who lives in the Naples area.
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