I am unable to find records from Italy. I am new to geneology and don't know how to continue. I know the village from where my ancesters come from and I know last names. How do I continue my research. My ancesters are Ponzis and Pandolfis and were born in Campotosto, Italy in late 1800s.Dear Carol - I am not an expert in Italian genealogy research but I would start with FamilySearch catalogue online to see what Italian records they may have microfilmed or digitized.
Being curious I did a quick search for Compostoto Italy on FamilySearch and found they have the Civil Registrations starting very early! You are looking for Campotosto (L'Aquila).
You may want to visit Italian GenWeb for a list of addresses for Compostoto