Find A Grave for Italy?

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Find A Grave for Italy?

Postby jvitiello88 » 23 Jan 2016, 01:21

Is there a "Findagrave" type site for Italy? I'd like pictures of graves, but I'm not having any luck with Google searches.

Thanks!

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Re: Find A Grave for Italy?

Postby liviomoreno » 23 Jan 2016, 07:43

To my knowledge there's not such a site...

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Re: Find A Grave for Italy?

Postby Italysearcher » 24 Jan 2016, 17:13

You might want to read my blog piece on cemeteries.
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Re: Find A Grave for Italy?

Postby DCPandaFan » 17 Feb 2016, 03:37

Here is some information on Italian cemeteries:
1. In the Napoleonic Era (early 1800s), each Italian town had to relocate its cemetery to outside the populated area, for health reasons. Sometimes you can spot the cemetery confines on Google maps.
2. A lot of towns re-used the cemetery land every 50 years or so by digging up old graves and moving any bones to a boneyard (l'ossario). For this reason, don't be upset if you cannot locate any ancestor's gravesite. Some (mainly wealthy) families purchased a cemetery chapel (cappella) for burial or removal of bones. This would have at least the surname on it.
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