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Parish records in Messina

Postby clijs » 19 Sep 2012, 20:27

Does anyone know if the parish records in Messina survived the 1908 earthquake and tsunami? If they did, where would they be now?
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Re: Parish records in Messina

Postby erudita74 » 19 Sep 2012, 22:29

Parishes were not always required to keep record copies at the diocesan level, so unless the parish in question sent copies to the diocese, they would be permanently lost, if the church in which they were housed was destroyed.

You could though check with the administrative office of the diocese to see if your church's records are there.

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Re: Parish records in Messina

Postby Josie07M11 » 20 Sep 2012, 12:55

Are you looking for Parish records in the city of Messina or the province of Messina? Because I was able to look at perfectly intact records in a parish in Giardini-Naxos, Messina. (A town located on the coast) The records went back a few hundred years I believe.
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Re: Parish records in Messina

Postby clijs » 21 Sep 2012, 05:01

I am looking for records in the city of Messina. Thank you for the link to the administrative office, I will contact them.
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