Bila's from sicily

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Bila's from sicily

Postby PaddyBoy » 11 Feb 2011, 21:40

My son-in-law’s family ( Bila ) is said to come from Sparaciotta / Roccamena ,Sicily in 1892. What church and civil records should I be looking for. I found him (Francesco) age 7, Giuseppie age 45 and Gaspare age 17 coming into New Orleans in 1892. I don’t know how to check records in Italy what to do?

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Re: Bila's from sicily

Postby adelfio » 11 Feb 2011, 23:48

Welcome there is a couple ways of getting info one is Family History Libraries have microfilms on Roccamena from 1823-1902 birth marriage and death records all in italian they are usually $5.25 for a months rental viewing at your nearest site to anyone heres the films click on prompt
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... occamena++
Here is a family history library locator
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... et_fhc.asp
Here is info on italian records
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Italy_ ... al_Records

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Re: Bila's from sicily

Postby adelfio » 12 Feb 2011, 00:02

The other way is to write the Comune of Roccamena and ask for the records of your family as long as they are 75 years old there should be no problem
they should be in italian so they will respond back
email address segretario.comunale@comunediroccamena.it.
Postal Address
Comune Di Roccamena
Via Roma, 1
90040 Roccamena (PA)
Italy
Here is a website for helping with the letters in italian
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tters.html
Heres more info on italian records how to read them
http://familyhistory.byu.edu/Downloads/ ... ion_Guide/

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Re: Bila's from sicily

Postby wldspirit » 12 Feb 2011, 07:20

Helpful guide written by member Trish:

I volunteer at a Family History Center as well as teach a class there on how to begin your genealogy. I have written the information below for our FHC. I think it might be useful for everyone when they are trying to locate microfilm.

The proper way of obtaining microfilm from a Family History Center
1. You go to www.familysearch.org

2. Click on the tab on the top right called Library

3. Click on the words Family History Library Catalog

4. Click on the words Place Search and type in the town you are looking for. Then click the word search.

5. A list of the results will show up. (an example: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

6. Click on the link you are looking for such a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Vital Records. A new page will appear where it will show all the films for Vital Records

7. Click on the link you want such as Death Registries.

8. Click on View Film Notes and a list of the microfilm numbers will appear.

9. Click at the bottom of the page, For a printable copy, click hereand you will get a form to print out with all the film numbers.

10. Click print.



Ordering Microfilm

1. Now the FHC does not have all the microfilm in their possession.

2. You have to order the microfilm which takes 3-4 weeks for it to arrive.

3. It costs about $5.75 a roll for 30 days of viewing time.

4. If you need to renew the microfilm, it cost about $5.50 for another 60 days.

5. If you need to renew it after the 60 days, it will cost another $5.50 and the films can be kept on an indefinite bases.

6. Microfilm must be viewed at the FHC.

7. Copies are $0.35 a page.

Written and Created for the Family History Center of Cherry Hill, New Jersey - by PTCTM - Trish - 02/2006

These sites may also provide help if you choose to consult microfilm:

Italian genealogy word list
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