As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
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Postby StephanieK » 01 Aug 2014, 02:46

How would one go about finding a family an orphan was placed with? Family name was Davito Gara in Roca Cse. Around 1860..they took in a young boy who later immigrated to the United states. No idea what the boys name was. Family had a son named Luigi Davito Gara with possible father Michel, sister Cristina. Other family members may have been Giovanni and Marietta.
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Postby Italysearcher » 01 Aug 2014, 11:08

Depends on the type of records the town kept. Some places kept orphans separately and counted them as a family by themselves. Others listed them with the foster family. Church records were the same.
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