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Do old obituaries exist in Italy

Postby mdvukas » 22 May 2010, 02:24

Looking for information on possible family Obituaries in Italy. Many family members were from Roccaraso and Pietransieri in Southern Italy.

I'm not sure how to find possible siblings etc...

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Re: Do old obituaries exist in Italy

Postby corrado » 22 May 2010, 03:36

I don't think there are obtis in Italian newspapers. Oh only if there were!

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Re: Do old obituaries exist in Italy

Postby oilman19 » 22 May 2010, 09:15

The site familysearch.org lists civil records for 1809-1865 for both locations. If you wish to research these records on microfilm, the "morti" is the death record. However, you will typically find the death of the individual, date of death, declarants, and parents and spouse of the individual. So, these will not be what we normally find in today's obits. As an example, no children or siblings are listed.
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Re: Do old obituaries exist in Italy

Postby maestra36 » 22 May 2010, 14:18

Believe it or not, Jim, I have in my many years of doing research of Italian microfilmed death records come across two death records which did list all of the surviving children of the deceased in the record.
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Re: Do old obituaries exist in Italy

Postby MaurizioPerrone » 22 May 2010, 14:22

mdvukas wrote:Looking for information on possible family Obituaries in Italy.


In Italy, the notice for the death is posted in the center of the town (is the same for large city and smal town), it will say the name of the person who is died and the name of the spouse and the children.

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Postby PeterTimber » 22 May 2010, 14:45

The way to trace family siblings may best be achieved thru civil records,Family certificate showing the date and place of birth of each family member (Certificato di stato di famiglia Storico)

www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/it ... tters.html for form letters in Italian to help you send requests to Italy to obtain Vital Records and parish records. =Peter=
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Postby liviomoreno » 22 May 2010, 15:10

MaurizioPerrone wrote:
mdvukas wrote:Looking for information on possible family Obituaries in Italy.


In Italy, the notice for the death is posted in the center of the town (is the same for large city and smal town), it will say the name of the person who is died and the name of the spouse and the children.


This is true especially for small towns. I have never seen obituaries posted in the center of Rome or other large towns.

Many news paper have pages dedicated to obituaries (annunci mortuari or necrologie).
The pic below is taken from the newspaper "Corriere della sera" dated May 15, 2010
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/8770 ... 170202.jpg

Usually the main obit is paid by the closest relatives. Friends and other relatives may decide to pay and publish additional obituaries

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Postby ricbru » 22 May 2010, 19:38

The newspaper "L'Adige" issued in Trento has daily obituaries, with picture of the person who died. It cost a couple of hundred euros to the family just for a day, and also, the newspapers is also microfilmed
I hope it helps
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Re: Do old obituaries exist in Italy

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 May 2010, 21:58

ricbru wrote:The newspaper "L'Adige" issued in Trento has daily obituaries, with picture of the person who died. It cost a couple of hundred euros to the family just for a day, and also, the newspapers is also microfilmed
I hope it helps
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Riccardo - would this indicate that a relatively small number of Italians participate due to the cost?

Also, I think we should get back to what was probably the original question which is concerned not with what is common in Italy today, but what may have been common in earlier times - perhaps 1890 through 1940 for example.
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Re: Do old obituaries exist in Italy

Postby liviomoreno » 23 May 2010, 05:08

johnnyonthespot wrote:Also, I think we should get back to what was probably the original question which is concerned not with what is common in Italy today, but what may have been common in earlier times - perhaps 1890 through 1940 for example.


In small towns they would post obituaries in the main square, in front of teh Church and in front of the cemetery.

In larger towns they would publish it on the news paper

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Postby ricbru » 23 May 2010, 07:49

Jhonny, as Livio and somebody else said, in the little town there are notices attached on the wall in downtown, around the church.
In the big towns or cities, the are the obituaries.
Since the obituary or wall notice is paid by the family, we need to know:
1) if there are still funeral homes on business, from that time (maybe they have their own business archive)
2) if the newspapers issued, during that time, in L'Aquila province, are kept in microfilm somewhere. I have a doubt, because of last year earthquake even L'Aquila state archive lost many records.
I hope it helps
bye Riccardo

ricbru wrote:The newspaper "L'Adige" issued in Trento has daily obituaries, with picture of the person who died. It cost a couple of hundred euros to the family just for a day, and also, the newspapers is also microfilmed
I hope it helps
bye Riccardo


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