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Palermo Families

Postby krash142 » 24 Mar 2016, 01:14

My great-grandmother, Francesca Gandolfo, was born in the city of Palermo. Her family was in the Santa Oliva district for at least a century beforehand. I used Ancestry.com to find her family's marriage indexes to 1820. However, I have no way to search past 1820. I would like to see some real records from before 1820. Could someone help with this, such as directing me to a genealogist willing to help for free, or simply finding a website where I can see records myself?

I will be EXTREMELY grateful for any helpful information.

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Re: Palermo Families

Postby Italysearcher » 24 Mar 2016, 12:29

A free genealogist is a very rare thing especially if they will incur expenses travelling to the various parishes.
The allegati should have got you some older records but beyond that you will need to find a geneologist or researcher to do the parish record search.
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Re: Palermo Families

Postby krash142 » 24 Mar 2016, 15:32

I have been so lucky as to find multiple free genealogists in the Province of Udine to help me.

In any event, I am unaware as to what Allegati are. However, there are just indexes on the Ancestry.com database. Perhaps I could employ other methods?

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Re: Palermo Families

Postby Italysearcher » 24 Mar 2016, 15:44

The allegati are the documents that accompanied the marriage record. They consist of birth or baptism records, death records of deceased parents and other records such as military 'nulla osta' etc. These can be found in the LDS microfilms. They are not on line. If they are available for the years you have they should be searched. They are not avaialbale for all years.
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Re: Palermo Families

Postby Marcello_DAleo » 24 Mar 2016, 17:03

A research in the records before 1820 in Palermo is not too simple. There were many parish churches, so you must consult many church archives. Even if you know the district in which the family lived for centuries, remember that marriages were celebrated in the parish of origin of the bride... Moreover, since the middle of the eighteenth century backward, in the marriage records the parents' names of the spouses were not mentioned!
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Re: Palermo Families

Postby krash142 » 24 Mar 2016, 19:55

This is very helpful information!


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