Roots Tourism and Archives. Critical issues, experiences and proposals for their use

05 April 2024

2 minutes

On the occasion of 2024, the year of Roots Tourism, first event for Italea Veneto. A conference on the use of archives to be held on Tuesday 16 April 2024 at the Council Chamber of Sant’Artemio of the Province of Treviso (Via Cal di Breda 116).

Anyone who tries to reconstruct their family history on their own or with the help of specialized people, genealogists, goes in search of ancient documents preserved in public, private or ecclesiastical archives.

However, the criteria for their use are not always the same between various areas of Italy, such as the payment of different secretarial fees. Thanks to the intervention of experts in the field, Italea Veneto will try to deepen the issue, providing useful suggestions at a national level for the resolution of problems that have emerged from those who visit the archives every day.

Particular attention will also be given to some projects for the digitization of documents, examples that have improved the conservation and use of the same registers.

Given the national interest in the topic, the entire morning of work will be streamed live.

The conference will have the following program:

9:30 a.m.
Greetings from the authorities
10:00 a.m.
Italian Municipalities for Roots Tourism: From Genealogical Reconstruction to the Definition of the Journey of the Roots”
Eleonora Principe, Councillor for Culture of the Municipality of Sommacampagna (VR)
10:10 a.m.
“The genealogical reconstruction and the difficulty of the user”
Gabriele Giusto, Genealogist and Archivist, member of Radici Venete APS
10:20 a.m.
“The Civil Status Archives”
Renzo Calvigioni, ANUSCA (National Association of Civil Status and Registry Officers)
10:40 a.m.
“Online Civil Status Registers: The Ancestors Portal”
Marco Cavietti, DGA of the Ministry of Culture
11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break
11:15 a.m.
“Familysearch, a worldwide experience in the digitization of vital documents, for their preservation and consultation
Walter Zafarana, FamilySearch UK
11:35 a.m.
“Consultation, privacy, access to documents and the right to a surname: current legislation”
Paolo Nasini, Magistrate of the Veneto Regional Administrative Court
11:55 a.m.
“Virtuous examples of digitization of archives, for the preservation and use of registers”
Rinaldo Bressan, Diocese of Vicenza
Father Pasquale Triulcio, Director of the Diocesan Historical Archives of Reggio Calabria and Bova
1:00 p.m.
Conclusion of the conference

The conference will be streamed live on the Radici Venete APS YouTube channel in the “live” section at the following link

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