I wrote an email asking about scheduling a visit to the Philadelphia Italian Consulate. This was the reply:

Please read the attach very carefully and be advised that there are no appt av for 2010 and 2011. Please contact this office (same email) at the beginning of 2011 for an appt in 2012.

Regards,

Ufficio Cittadinanza
Consolato Generale d’Italia di Filadelfia
150 South Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

This is very frustrating to me, I hadn’t realized this wouldn’t be finished until 2012 – I’ve been hoping for the end of this summer. 😡

Another set back – they sent me a PDF Document attached to the email that says some troubling things:

“For the marriage record, request a ‘certified copy’ of the ‘Marriage Certificate’ as well as the ‘Marriage License Application’ containing complete information related to the bride and groom.” This means that I’ll have to revisit all three marriage documents to hopefully find the license application. Based on my experience with these documents, it may prove really hard to find all three. I’m crossing fingers that the info on the Marriage License will be enough. Ugh  🙄