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Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: When I search the index, I sometimes have trouble finding a name because the Italian titles were put in place of the Surname. How can I find my ancestor?
Answer 1: Although a reasonable attempt has been made to delete ALL honorifics from this collection, there were several instances of different spellings of the honorific "s" which – as a result – caused the honorific to not be removed. Ex. "Cavalier" vs."Cavlieri" [both variant spellings of the honorific cavaliere]. Those Italian honorifics – with variant spellings – remain in the published index.

Examples of these honorifics are the following:

  • Avvocato (attorney)
  • Barone (baron)
  • Cavaliere (cavalier)
  • Conte (count)
  • Don (male noble)
  • Donna (female noble)
  • Dottore (doctor)
  • Geometra (surveyor)
  • Ingegnere (engineer)
  • Marchese (marquis)
  • Senatore (senator)

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: When searching this collection, I received a details page with no birth date. How do I find the birth dare?
Answer 2: Within this index are numerous entries for “corrections” to birth records vs. actual birth records themselves. These “corrections” (rettifiche in Italian) may contain only a subset of the information that an actual birth record may contain. The data contained in “corrections” depends largely on what was being corrected – ex. the spelling of a name/surname; the date of birth; the name of a mother/father, etc. The collection consists of indexes, with no images, to civil registration (stato civile) of births within the custody of the Torino Courthouse (Tribunale di Torino).