No parents named on death record

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No parents named on death record

Postby ms_mary58 » 01 Aug 2016, 10:46

I do not see parents named on the death record of Maria Pallotta (attached), only that she was the widow of Marcellino d'Orsi. Does that possibly indicate that she might have been born elsewhere?
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Re: No parents named on death record

Postby VotM » 01 Aug 2016, 12:38

I have seen records like this where one or both parents were omitted. In such cases the deceased was very old, and it is likely those who reported the death did not know one of both of the deceased parents' names.

If the records for that comune extend back far enough, the next step would be to look for a marriage record for Marcellino D'Orsi and Maria Pallotta.
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Re: No parents named on death record

Postby ms_mary58 » 01 Aug 2016, 14:23

Thank you. I will soon be ordering records from LDS to investigate further.

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Re: No parents named on death record

Postby Jean Galata » 01 Aug 2016, 21:28

If you can't find their marriage record, you might want to check the "Book of the Dead" record for the local church. Many times they offer more information about the deceased. Also marriage processti records for her children often include birth records of the child which sometime include he name of a grandparent after the parent's name.
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Re: No parents named on death record

Postby ms_mary58 » 02 Aug 2016, 03:05

Thank you so much for responding.


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