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Postby ibezo1 » 14 Jul 2010, 19:39

looking for piunno family history from san giovanni in galdo. have family with no roots.

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Re: piunno

Postby vj » 15 Jul 2010, 22:52

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If you only need records from Italy, your nearest Family History Center can order civil records for San Giovanni in Galdo on microfilm.
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Italy, Campobasso, San Giovanni in Galdo - Civil registration
Registri dello stato civile di San Giovanni in Galdo (Campobasso), 1809-1910 San Giovanni in Galdo (Campobasso).
Ufficio dello stato civile

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Re: piunno

Postby JohnArmellino » 16 Jul 2010, 04:39

Some info about San Giovanni in Galdo:

San Giovanni in Galdo dates back to the 11th century. The fief belonged to the Abbey of Santa Sofia (Benevento) until 1785. Chiesa di San Germano is very old and contains a valuable pulpit and two holy water stoups from the destroyed Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista. The pulpit is supported by two pillars with decorated capitals and pictures of saints on it. The stoups are supported by two large lions. The Church also has a painting of San Giovanni, done in the Neapolitan School, and a wooden statue of San Nicola by Giacomo Colombo. Not far from the town, on top of a hill, are the remains of a small Italic (Samnite) temple dating back to the 2nd century B.C. In April, the Via Crucis takes place, when the local people dress up in old traditional costumes. In May, there is a contest for the best flowered balcony. On August 29th, the Saint Day of the town's patron - San Giovanni Battista, the feast of precasse is held, which is a special dish made from lamb entrails, eggs, and cheese. On the nights of December 31 and January 6, the maitunate are held, which are traditional serenades by the folk group Zig-Zaghini, which travels around Italy singing and dancing in accordance with old local customs. Cavatelli is the typical home-made pasta of the local cuisine. There are about 900 inhabitants of the town, who are called sangiovannari.

I have a number of individuals in my database named Piunno who were born in San Giovanni in Galdo, including two who married into my family lines. Do you have any specific info about your ancestors?
John Armellino

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