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finding a convent

Postby kgp70282 » 30 Apr 2012, 02:22

I was wondering how i can find the convent my great Grandmother grew up in in palermo

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Re: finding a convent

Postby Italysearcher » 30 Apr 2012, 11:39

Look for an 'orfanotrofeo'
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Re: finding a convent

Postby kgp70282 » 30 Apr 2012, 15:44

will i have to contact directly

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Postby Italysearcher » 30 Apr 2012, 20:26

If you want details of where she was sent etc. you will have to write to to them.
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Re: finding a convent

Postby kgp70282 » 10 Apr 2015, 04:05

I am still at a loss as to how to find out what convent she was placed in..

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Re: finding a convent

Postby kgp70282 » 23 Apr 2015, 00:30

I tried searching for orfanotrofeo and I am still at a loss as to how to find the convent she grew up in

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Postby Italysearcher » 23 Apr 2015, 10:01

Do you have her birth record, the original, not a certificate? If she was a foundling, it would tell you if she was sent to the Brefotrofio, which is the institution for up to 2 years old.
If she was legitimate and was sent to a convent due to extreme poverty of the family or due to early death of parents, this would be known as orfanotrofio (for children over two years of age) or as Collegio, which was a boarding school run by the nuns who also accepted paying students. The poor children often did most of the housework and cooking preparation since they paid no fees. It's important to present all the facts when asking as question on Italian records.
Hope this helps. There are lots of sites in Italian about these institutions in Palermo.
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Re: finding a convent

Postby kgp70282 » 23 Apr 2015, 18:18

Oh im sorry! I forgot. Yes i have her birth record. She lost both her parents by the age of 10 and was placed in a convent. I was wondering she was from the area of Cefalu would she be put in a convent in that area?

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Postby Italysearcher » 23 Apr 2015, 18:30

Depending on the year you would need to access the records of the Tribunale per i minnorenni. Maybe someone knows where to find those for that area.
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