One of the many requirements for dual citizenship is this : YOUR APPLICATION AND YOUR DECLARATIONS THAT YOU AND YOUR ASCENDANT NEVER RENOUNCED ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP BEFORE ANY ITALIAN AUTHORITY, LISTING ALL THE PLACES OF RESIDENCE
On the Italian Citizenship Message Board I found a note that some consulates require a notarized affidavit from anyone living in the chain that they also never renounced their Italian citizenship.
Today, I sent my dad a document to get notarized that said essentially the following:
I, Joseph A. Palmeri (born — — —- in Buffalo, NY), am the son of Joseph J. Palmeri (born 2 Oct 1911 in Buffalo, NY, died 19 Jul 1967 in Buffalo, NY, husband to Sarina Millonzi, born 14 Oct 1915 in Montemaggiore Belsito, Italy), who was the son of Angelo Palmeri (born 27 Jan 1886 in Serradifalco, Italy, died 29 Sep 1969 in Buffalo, NY, husband to Maria Giambrone, born 12 Apr 1890 in Serradifalco, Italy, died 11 Jul 1972 in Buffalo, NY).
I hereby declare that I have never renounced Italian citizenship before any Italian authority.
I basically created a similar version of that for myself that I'll get notarized this week.