Friday, September 11, 2009

The Dialects and/or Languages of Italy

All those who have done enough research in Italian records will realize that while most records will be written in standard Italian, Latin or in some areas French, there are those occasional words in a document that defy any known translation. I have found they are often a dialect word of the region in which you are researching. The dictionary of dialect words at has helped me several times to decipher a particular word from the dialect.

I hope this tip helps your research efforts!