Apparently before 1992, Italian citizenship was automatically revoked if someone gained citizenship in another country. My great-grandfather was naturalised in 1917, and my grandfather wasn’t born until 1927 – so, no Italian citizenship for Grandpa, and thus none for me.

But – if my great-grandfather hadn’t been naturalised, my grandfather would have (as near as i can tell) been born with dual Italian-American citizenship – as did my two eldest great-aunts, both born in America before Salvadore was nationalised. And it strikes me as very odd that the Italian government would revoke citizenship from people who may damn well plan on going back home someday, but grant citizenship to children born in America, as well as to their children… It may be citizenship law really is that quirky. Or i may be reading something wrong.

If i’m very, very lucky, i’m misreading this, and in such a sense that i am eligible for Italian citizenship. Then again, this is government bureaucracy in action. It’s probably really that quirky.

Though there is always a small possibility Salvadore worked out getting dual citizenship instead of automatically losing his Italian citizenship (…i’m presuming Italy had some form of dual citizenship before 1992…)

I’ll probably end up writing a long and well-documented letter to the Italian consulate before i know for sure whether or not i can be considered an Italian citizen.

random other stuff

  • I want this railing and i do not care if it does not pass code. Well, the amount of weight it looks like it can support (not much) could be a problem, but it’s beautiful. It hits the perfect sweet spot of natural and abstract, not looking too kitschy-tree-hugger but not a random almost-pretty mess, either.
    There are no stairs in my house for which such a railing could be used, though. *tear*