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Latter day saints

Postby 1sam2leah » 16 Jan 2015, 19:47

What does the following mean: "Riveli di beni e anime"? This phrase relates to Latter Day Saints microfiche records. For instance: what does "Riveli 1682 - FHL Intl Film" mean? Thank you

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Postby erudita74 » 16 Jan 2015, 23:03

Riveli Records from Sicily

Riveli in Italian means to reveal. The Riveli record served as a census to record inhabitants (anime) and possessions (beni) to determine population and taxation for revenue. It also served the country’s king as a monitor to determine how many males there were in the kingdom that were of age to serve in the military or to work on road projects, and also how many animals and producing farm land was available to produce food for the kingdom. These records normally focused on the peasant farm workers and not on the nobility.

Taxation was placed on people and possessions including real estate, buildings, and animals. The animals were divided as caprai=goats,giumenta=mares, cavalla=horses, bovi=cattle, vacche=cows, pecore=sheep,asini=donkeys and muli=mules. The animals that pulled carts were inventoried separately (animale ad uso di carrozza). Taxation was ten percent of the value. Land was taxed according to use such as categories as irrigatablili=able to irrigate,frumentale=for growing grain, boschigne=wooded or orchards,rampanti=sloped or hillside, and non pagano=not profitable. Houses were taxed by the amount of rooms on each floor. Included in the assessment were vineyards, orchards, groves, water wells, farm tools, sheds, silos, and household furnishings. Land was sized in hectares. One hectare=2.47.
(Sicilian Riveli Records (Robert Ralph Porcaro October 12, 2005). Neighbors found on riveli may have been relatives.


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Re: Latter day saints

Postby dmt1955 » 17 Jan 2015, 15:12

thanks for this detailed explanation,erudita
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Re: Latter day saints

Postby erudita74 » 21 Jan 2015, 13:56

You're very welcome, Donna.
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