January 2022

Italian Military Records and Where to Find Them

Although this webinar will focus on Southern Italy and its military records, most of the information will also apply to the rest of Italy. This lecture will focus on Military history, the Leva and how it was used, and the information contained in the available documents.

Ann Tatangelo has had three different surnames and lived in three different countries.

Born a Kenyon in Lancashire, England, Ann emigrated to Canada with her husband Geoff Livesey in 1967.

After Geoff’s death in 1998, she met Vincenzo Tatangelo who introduced her to his home in the Paese della meraviglia of Sora, Italy where she fell in love with the culture, the food and the history.

Ann’s earliest experiences and adjustments to life in Italy, brought her face-to-face with Italian life, death, and even the early days of a blossoming Italian pop star, which she recounted in her first book Annoying the Saints: Stories of My Life in Italy. After permanently relocating to Italy, she soon began researching her husband’s family tree to keep busy and discovered a love and talent for sifting through genealogical records that evolved into Angel Research and Genealogical Services.

Twenty years after founding Angel Research, Ann has compiled her insight into the various legal documents and genealogical hurdles of the area into an easy-to-read handbook that will allow amateur genealogists from all over the world to connect their ancestors in Italy.

Ann Tatangelo