I’ve contacted a few of the book keepers in the family, and found that my Aunt Margie has Sam’s (Salvatore’s) Certificate of Naturalization, Sam’s Death certificate, and Sam/Rosie’s Marriage Certificate. There are originals in her hands, and I asked her to send me copies.
I have emailed the Italian Consulate to confirm that these originals are returned after the application process. If they are not, I will have to procure certified copies of these documents, but if they are returned, I will simply ask Aunt Margie to let me borrow the originals for a short period of time.
Here are what the documents look like (though this is only a reference, other county’s/state’s documents may be in a different format.
My next posts will be about requesting copies of these documents! Wish me luck!