Searching for Church location in Catania/Marriage Certificat

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Searching for Church location in Catania/Marriage Certificat

Postby Jkriss » 15 Dec 2011, 02:35

Hello,
My husband and I are planning to visit Italy/Sicily in the near future and I have been doing family research for a few years. I have a lot of information but there are many gaps, one of which is finding the Church my parents were married in, I am pretty sure it is St. Guiseppe in Catania (10/30/1948) but cannot locate it online, also in old Italian letters my Mother states that she and my father were actually married prior to this date in a Court - she doesn't say where but it may be in Catania....I don't know where to look next. Any help, advice or informaton would be appreciated - thank you so much!
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Re: Searching for Church location in Catania/Marriage Certif

Postby adelfio » 15 Dec 2011, 05:40

You can try this Catholic Church directory look up Catania and it will give church info
click on prompt
http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/dir ... country=IT

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Re: Searching for Church location in Catania/Marriage Certif

Postby Italysearcher » 15 Dec 2011, 17:28

Italians must register their marriage in the Comune which I suppose could be considered a 'court'. They then marry in the church at their leisure. My nephews married at City Hall about 2 weeks before the church wedding but the family didn't attend. It was much like our getting a licence.
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Re: Searching for Church location in Catania/Marriage Certif

Postby Jkriss » 15 Dec 2011, 23:52

I took another look at the certificate I do have and it does say on it: Province of Catania ~ Comune di Ramacca. I have a very old weathered poster that has ~ S. Giuseppe ~ Di Ramacca on it....do you know how to locate the Church? Thank you so much for your help. It makes sense about the Comune being considered a "court".

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Re: Searching for Church location in Catania/Marriage Certif

Postby PippoM » 16 Dec 2011, 07:48

In the Commune of Ramacca there are two parishes, one of them is San Giuseppe. You can find it here:

http://www.comune.ramacca.ct-egov.it/la_città/chiese/

Address:
Parrocchia S. GIUSEPPE
Via Tenente di Fazio, 6/A , RAMACCA 95040 (CT)

The rector is Francesco Messina
Giuseppe "Pippo" Moccaldi

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Re: Searching for Church location in Catania/Marriage Certif

Postby Jkriss » 17 Dec 2011, 03:49

Pippo,

Thank you for your reply ~ I have visited the website and have sent an email with my parents names to confirm this is the church. Unfortunately, I neither write nor speak Italian so I will wait awhile to see if I get a reply and if not I will work on composing an email in Italian. I noticed you perform genealogical searches, I have been researching my family history for a few years now - both sides come from the same area, Ramacca-Catania-Sicily - do you research this area? My husband and I plan to visit someday but would like to have as much information about my family's past and possibly locate any living relatives. Tell me more about your research business, please! And, many, many thanks again for your reply!
sincerely,
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