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Agrigento, Sicily : Realmonte, Porto Empedole; related recor

Postby defilip1 » 12 Apr 2012, 23:19

As of March 2012 the Family Search web has posted records for the Sicilian provence of Agregento, Italy, under the heading "Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910". This is a bit of a misnomer since it is not just for the city of Agrigento in the provence of Agrigento but rather records that include quite a few (all?) of the comune (municipalities) in the Province of Agrigento. . I am currently interested in a number of the comune, including Agregento, Realmonte and Porto Empedole and have been searching through the records for a couple of days. As per my experience, the "Family Search" web site has poor, misleading or non-existent documentation. It is as though it was copied (I can't thank them enough for that) and that is it. So, as I plow through the documents I will try to post some documentation here. In that regard here is a tiny start. The following is a table I have composed for the structure of some of the marriage (matrimoni) records for Realmonte: Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910, Realmonte, Matrimoni 1866-1909. I list where you can find the index, where you can find the record (registro) and what appears to be missing. I'm not sure if this will format correctly, but here it goes! If / when I get more, I will post it. Note that there is also a stand-alone index, that I am not addressing at present. Wishing you all the best, Ciao.

Find these records by:

(1) going to the main page at https://www.familysearch.org/.
(2) click on Europe
(3) click on Italy
(4) click on Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910
(5) click on Browse through 433,777 images (or whatever number of images they have that day)
(6) click on Realmonte (or other comune if that is your desire)
(7) click on Matrimoni 1866-1909
(8) enter the image number after the word, you guessed it, “image”. It will then take you to the part of the document listed below.

Searched in the Atti di Matrimonio = Marriage Records
Registro di Matrimoni, Realmonte

Type Year Vol Image
Registro 1866 89 001
Indici 1866 89 ??? no apparent index
Registry 1867 90 028
Indici 1867 90 ??? no apparent index
Registro 1867 91 034
Indici 1868 91 ??? no apparent index
Registro 1869 92 XXX
Indici 1869 92 071
Registro 1870 93 072
Indici 1870 93 082
Indici 1871 94 100
Registro 1872 95 101
Indici 1872 95 117
Registro 1873 96 118
Indici 1873 96 138
Registro 1874 97 139
Indici 1874 97 138
Registro 1875 98 157
Indici 1875 98 175
Registro 1876 99 177
Indici 1876 99 192
Registro 1877 100 193
Indici 1877 100

Note the 1865 volume starts with 18 Dic (December) 1865.
“Vol” is the handwritten volume in the document itself. “Image” is the image number you enter in the little box you will find when you are in the actual file that appears, after the word “Image”. I placed “XXX” below. I this case you will be searching in:
Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910, Realmonte, Matrimoni 1866-1909
Image XXX of 805

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Postby defilip1 » 12 Apr 2012, 23:36

Similarly, for Porto Empedole:

Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910, Porto EmpedoclePubblicazioni 1867-1897.

Registro di Pubblicazione di Matrimonio 1867-1897

Section Year Volume Image
number

Registro 1867 ?? 004
Indici 1867 ?? ??? [1868 apparently missing]
Registro 1869 43 045
Indici 1869 43 ??? [1870-1871 apparently missing]
Registro 1872 44 154

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Postby adelfio » 13 Apr 2012, 13:48

Thank you for the info and the work you have done to supply this information

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Postby defilip1 » 13 Apr 2012, 15:15

You are welcome Marty. I have found a typo or two (on my part) that I will correct in short order. More to come! Louis

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Postby defilip1 » 13 Apr 2012, 16:34

Typo correction. For 1874, in Registro di Matrimoni, Realmonte, the entry, should read as follows:

Registro 1874 97 139
Indici 1874 97 156

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Postby defilip1 » 13 Apr 2012, 17:31

A little more help on locating a relative in the area, and a trick or two.

I was able to locate the index entry for the birth record of my grandfather on image 7 in “Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910, Realmonte, Indici decennali (matrimoni, morti, nati) 1876-1905”, with the family name being DeFilippo, not DeFilippi. I was then able to locate the birth record itself (in the “Registro”), found on image 276 in Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910, Realmonte, Nati 1866-1910. He was born on the 6th of January 1876. I also found Luigi’s bother, my great uncle, Francesco. Their parents were a match to my records.

Knowing that Luigi’s parents were Giovanni DeFilippi / DeFilippo and Antonia Fiorentini / Fiorentino I then searched the Agrigento / Agrigento records for their marriage, which I suspected occurred around 1870 to 1875, based upon the date of birth of Luigi. The names were nowhere to be found in the record of the city of Agrigento.

I then concluded that it was possible that Antonia Fiorentini / Fiorentino was not from the city of Agrigento, but rather a neighboring city or town in the Agrigento area (Agrigento Province). After wasting a number of futile hours I decided to narrow down the possibilities a bit by using a “trick”. [I am a biochemist, and whenever a particularly useful technique is used it is often referred to as a “trick”]. So the trick I used was to map out the location of anyone with a family name (cognome) of Fiorentini / Fiorentino and see where it might have a significant population (present day). To find an alternate town ran a search for Fiorentini and Fiorentino in http://www.italianames.com at http://www.italianames.com/italian-last ... /AGRIGENTO and found the names focused in "Porto Empedocle". Sure enough a search of the index for Porto Empedocle was fruitful. On image 13 Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910, Porto Empedocle, Indici decennali (matrimoni) 1866-1895 there is an entry for a Giovanni DeFilippo, my great-grandfather, referencing the year 1871 and a registry number [Numero di Registro] of 19. The proof would be if I also found a matching entry for my great-grandmother There are two references to an Antonia Fiorentino, one for 1866, referencing Numero di Registro 7, and one for 1871 (a match!) referencing Numero di Registro 19. From this I could confidently conclude that the marriage took place in Porto Empedocle in the year 1871. However, I then hit a dead end, since the actual marriage records [Registro di Matrimoni, 1867-1910, Porto Empedole] for the year of interest were not present. I will now continue to search and will report relevant findings & tricks that may be useful to others.

The following is an incomplete table of the records in the Porto Empedole section.

Registro di Matrimoni, 1867-1910, Porto Empedole

Section...Year...Volume...Image
.......................................... number

Registro 1867 079 002
Indici 1867 079 023
Registro 1868 080 024
Indici 1868 080 068 [Note Angela DeFilippo]
Registro 1869 081 069
Indici 1869 081 118
Registro 1870 082 120
Indici 1870 082 128 [1871-1874 apparently missing]
Registro 1875 083 129
Indici 1875 083 163
Registro 1876 084 167
Indici 1876 084 200
Registro 1878 085 204 [1877 apparently missing]
Indici xxx
Registro xxx
Indici xxx
Registro 1880 087 285
Indici xxx

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Postby adelfio » 14 Apr 2012, 14:23

Thanks again for all you hard work and your insite Louis


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Postby defilip1 » 14 Apr 2012, 14:49

It is my pleasure Marty. What is the point of making the discoveries if they are not shared? :D Hopefully I may be of some help to others. Regards, Louis

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Postby defilip1 » 21 Apr 2012, 15:39

Here is some additional guidance for records in the province of Agrigento . Again, these are incomplete but will help the researchers a tiny bit.

REALMONTE

Search in Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910, Realmonte, Indici decennali (matrimoni, morti, nati) 1876-1905.

The location of the first page of the section containing the index of the records of interest is as follows:

Record type Range of years Volume Image no.
Cover 1876-1895 42 02
Cittandinanze 1876-1895 42 05
Nascita 1876-1895 42 05
Matrimonio 1876-1895 42 13
Morte 1876-1895 42 16
Cover 1896-1905 43 22
Nascita 1896-1905 43 24
Morte 1896-1905 43 33
Matrimonio 1896-1905 43 39
Cittadinanze 1896-1905 43 44
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Realmonte records in Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1910, Realmonte, Pubblicazioni 1866-1877:

Realmonte, Pubblicazioni 1866-1877

Section Year Volume Image no.
Registro 1866 ?? 002
Indice 1866 ?? 007 [no apparent index]
Registro 1867 45 008
Indice 1867 45 020 [no apparent index]
Registro 1868 46? 021
Indice 1868 46? 049 [no apparent index]
Registro 1869 47 050
Indice 1869 47 078 [no apparent index]
Registro 1870 48 079
Indice 1870 48 094 [index is blank]
Registro 1871 49 095
Indice 1871 49 116 [no apparent index]
Registro 1872 50 117
Indice 1872 50


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