Professional Researchers Tracing YOUR
offer professional research services in the records located on-site
in Italy and Sicily.
Research is completed in town and provincial archives as well as museums, cemeteries, and more. The records include civil and church birth, marriage and death records, as well as military and burial records.
The completed report includes a log of
locations and records searched, an analysis of the information found,
and copies or extracts of the documents located. On-site research can
also include extracts from local phone books or photos of the area as
requested. Sometimes tourist brochures, maps and/or postcards can be
obtained. To see some comments from clients, please see
see a sample report, please see
free research proposal is available upon request, please state
details concerning the ancestor(s) of interest and the goal(s)
desired from the research project.
Project rates are $800/day
for an on-site research project. The cost breaks down as follows:
Or, payment can be made by sending check or money order for $800.00 (US) to:
PO Box 11955
Salt Lake City, UT 84147
- $300 for airfare
to and from Italy and travel expenses within Italy (including
trains, buses, car rental, tolls and gas) after division by the 10
client research days on each trip;
$100 for daily lodging and food;
$400 for research and report
writing on each client research day.
This allows enough
funds to cover expenses on weekends (when civil and church record
offices are generally closed) and travel time (10 hours by car
between Torino and Roma, another 10 hours between Roma and Sicilia
on the autostrada in addition to the mileage to each research
Rates are payable in advance, payment can be made
through the PayPal icon below:
Half-day on-site research projects are also available, and are $400/day.
Rates are payable in advance, payment can be made through the PayPal icon below:
payment can be made by sending check or money order for $800.00 (US)
PO Box 11955
Salt Lake City, UT 84147
Kirkpatrick is planning her next trip
for on-site research in Italy and Sicily for October/November
2022. I will be researching in cemeteries for military burials, then down to Monte Cassino for more military cemeteries. In Napoli, searching inquisition and Jewish tax lists and visiting an old friend in Salerno. In Bari area, more military cemeteries and the Jewish Internment camp at Alberobello. Then doing WWI and WII research in the provincial archives in Cosenza before visiting Rabbi Barbara in Serrastretta. In Messina province (Sicily), working in church records in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto and Camporeale and hoping to find the Jewish Star of David window that remains of the synagogue now a post office in Taormina. Then more church records in Polizzi Generosa near Palermo and notarial records in the Palermo Archivio di Stato. Hoping to get into the church records in Alia again. Then working with a client in the Cathedral in Mazara del Vallo and the church archives in Partanna, both in Trapani province, perhaps a third town as well to round out her family history experience. Thenn a flight back to Rome and then home.
See Last Trip for details about the
last trip. See Italian Towns for details
about the previous trips.
In March, I'm planning to research in the Vatican Secret Archives (already have approval for 23-30 March). Then to work in church and provincial and town records at a few towns and cities yet to be determined. Then down to Sicily for work before flying home.
I'm looking forward to meeting with both American and
European friends (old and new), as well as returning to favorite
places and visiting towns I haven't seen before!
book on CD titled Sicily,
Part 1 and Part 2 and is
now available on 2 CDs. With a file for each town (plus many other
files), it relates the history of Sicily
as reflected in the photos, records
and festivals of its towns.
It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD
latest book is titled American Prisoner
of War Camps in Colorado and is available at Amazon in paperback format.
Kathy Kirkpatrick 1997-2022