Family Histoy Library Notes

Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
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Family Histoy Library Notes

Postby JOHN08 » 11 Mar 2011, 03:04

I have ordered some microfilms from the Family History Library. Most of the terms on catalog sheet, I understand; however, I am not sure what information is contained in the Italian records that are to referred: "processetti" and "notificazioni."

Thanks for any clarification for these records.

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Postby Tessa78 » 11 Mar 2011, 04:07

Hi John :-)

LDS provides a terrific Research Guide at this site...
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/ ... =Italy.ASP

Notificazioni (along with Pubblicazioni) are the marriage banns (announcements) and not the marriage certificate.

Processetti (and allegati) are the documents needed for and attached to the marriage record - such as birth records, death records for parents, etc.

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Postby JohnArmellino » 11 Mar 2011, 05:16

PROCESSETTI: As Tessa states, these documents were required by the state before a couple could get married. Some towns stopped requiring processetti at the end of the Napoleonic Era in 1815, but most Southern Italy towns continued the practice until unification (circa 1865) or beyond (aka allegati). The particular situation determined what documents were required. In its simplest form – when all of the parents of the couple to be married were alive and present in the town to consent in person to the marriage – the processetti would include just the bride and groom's birth extracts and the pubblicazioni posted in anticipation of the marriage. In the most extreme case (where all of the parents were deceased), processetti would include the bride and groom's birth extracts, the parent's death extracts, the grandparent's death extracts, and the pubblicazioni. In addition, the death extracts of any deceased spouse would also be included. However, in the case of multiple spouses, only the last spouse's death extract would be included. Finally, certain other extracts and notary records might be included, such as the consent of an absent father, adoptions, the recognition of a child once abandoned to the ruota di proietti, notarized statements of paternity or death where the relevant civil record could not be found, etc. A virtual gold mine for genealogists! Different towns enforced these requirements differently. All of the required death extracts were not always required or presented. For example, only the grandfather's death extracts would be included in some towns.

NOTIFICAZIONI: As Tessa states, these are the marriage banns. Couples usually married in the town where the bride lived and that is where the marriage record would have been recorded. However, if the groom was from a different town, then notificazioni or pubblicazioni would have been recorded in both towns. In this way, one can trace his or her lineage to another town when necessary.
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