Using the Prizzi Church Records for BMD at Family Search

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Using the Prizzi Church Records for BMD at Family Search

Postby shirbyrae » 20 Apr 2013, 23:31

San Giorgio Martire Catholic Church Records, Prizzi, Palermo Province, Sicily located at

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 601-86?c...

THESE RECORDS ARE IN LATIN, VERY, VERY FEW ARE IN ITALIAN!

For example:
Giuseppe is, therefore, Joseph/Josephi/Josephus and since there are no J's in Latin, you will find them under I's.
Giovanni is Joannes/Jo~es
Gerolamo is Heironymus and under Hs
Georgio is Giorgius and under Gs
Filippo is Philippo/Ph~o and under Ps

http://www.behindthename.com/names/usage/italian For help with names

Some of these volumes had newer indexing and transcriptions done for them by the Church. There are some done in the mid 1800s, some around 1908-1930s. These are really nice, but as with all things re-written, there are errors, and it is best to look at the original, as well.

Some of these volumes have no index, others have as many as three. For those that have the newer index and transcriptions, you can find the original entry in those volumes that have no index at all. Just narrow down your way through the dates in a volume that you have found in the newer transcription.

I hope this makes your research a bit less frustrating. I have had extraordinary fortune with this set of documents and I hope you will have the same.

Oh, and just to keep life interesting, every once in a while, you may find a missing page or two, where of course one of your ancestors should be, and sometimes several years will be gone. There are a lot of pages duplicated because of crooked copying, so account for that on your page numbers. Don't think I am complaining, as this has been a gold mine of information for me, and am surprised some of these records are in such good condition for their years! Thank you Family Search for making them available!
I will post the remainder of my info in responses to this.
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Re: Using the Prizzi Church Records for BMD at Family Search

Postby adelfio » 21 Apr 2013, 21:06

Thank you for the heads up

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1- Indexing Help for BattesimPrizzi Church Records Family Se

Postby shirbyrae » 22 Apr 2013, 04:01

Battesimi/Baptisms
These are generally alphabetized by the father's First name. Father and mother, then child, then page.
There are a couple of books that decided to experiment? with turning some of the entries around, (child, then father, mother, page), but they are few.

1566-1617 This has a new index and transcription of the old records.
1577-1596 No index Use dates found in indexed years.
1598-1647 No index " " " " " "
1618-1655 New index/transcription
1647-1664 No index
1656-1696 New Index/transcription Missing years 1685-1691 in many names
1665-1685 No Index Nov 1665 at Img-5, Jan 1679 at Img-200
1692-1704 Index in Front and at Image 249
1705-1711 Index in Front
1711-1721 Index in Front
1721-1728 Index in Front
1728-1738 Index in Front
1738-1752 Index in Front
1753-1762 Index in Front and @ Img 255
1762-1768 Index in Front and @ 220
1767-1773 No index
1773-1779 Index in Front
1780-1788 Index in Front and @ Img 498
1788-1793 Index in Front
1793-1799 Index in Front
1799-1815 Index in Front and @ Img 360
1815-1835 Index in Front and @ Img 151(1825+)
1836-1857 Index in Front and @ Imgs 302 and 546
1858-1865 Index in Front
1865-1876 Index in Front
1877-1884 Index in Front and @ Img 291
1885-1891 Index in Front
1891-1892 Index starts @ Img 49
1892-1911 Index in Front and @Img 315
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2- Index Help for Matrimoni Prizzi Church Records Family Sea

Postby shirbyrae » 22 Apr 2013, 04:10

Matrimoni/Marriage
These are alphabetized by Groom's First name.
1579-1686 Index in front
1687-1702 Newer Index in front, and @ Img 104 are orig records from 15-1600s Marriages
For reference, Img 156 is the beginning of Sept 1641
1702-1713 Index in front
1713-1719 No index
1719-1746 Index in front and @ Img 251
1746-1774 Index in front and @ Img 265
1774-1779 Index in front
1779-1791 No index
1791-1803 Index in front
1803-1819 Index in front
1825-1840 Index in front for 1819-25 and @ 32 for 1825-40
1841-1865 Index in front and @ Img 251
1866-1870 Index in front and @ Img 177
1881-1911 Index in front and @ Img 266 and 429
Marriages for 1871-81 are in Vol 1866-70
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3- Index Help for Morti Prizzi Church Records Family Sea

Postby shirbyrae » 22 Apr 2013, 04:13

Morti/Deaths
These are alphabetized by decedent's First name. But, in the case of women, it may follow with their maiden name or, if they were widowed, by their husband's surname. So, check all possibilities. They may also be shown with their father/parents, as in the case of children. Beware of 2nd marriages. You may find a name that fits the time frame, but shows another spouse. Check it out, as most of the time the record will show a previous spouse.
1648-1700 No index
1701-1726 Index in front
1726-1751 Index in front and @ Img 188
1735-1754 Mostly index
1751-1783 Index in front and @ Imgs 230-298 and 667-739
1754-1758 No index
1770-1786 Index in front (some sort of acct'g pages in back)
1782-1795 No index
1786-1837 Index in front and @ Img 316-336 and 546 @450 are more ?acct'g entries
1795-1813 Index in front and @ Img 374("I"s)
1813-1844 Index in front and @ Img 137
1837-1846 No index and appears to be babies and youth
1845-1850 Index in front
1847-1884 Index in front and @ Img 181
1849-1865 No index
1865-1892 Index in front and @ Img 252
1884-1910 Index in front (starts with I and then on to the rest) and @ Img 128 and 234
1892-1911 Index in front and @ Img 183 and 227
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4- Index Help for Misc Prizzi Church Records Family Sea

Postby shirbyrae » 22 Apr 2013, 04:15

Stato delle Anime 1826-1947 Index in front to Img 49 1830 @ Img 300
Alberi genealogici 1573-1910 Index in front

Good Luck in your search, and if you have any questions, you may contact me at
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