Searching pre 1809 records from Monacilioni

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Searching pre 1809 records from Monacilioni

Postby Marcucci-Zampino » 23 May 2008, 14:34

I have used the LDS catalog to locate my Marcucci ancestors from Monacilioni up until the early 1800's (the library contains records from 1809 to 1910). Where do I go from here? Does anyone know who I could contact to continue this search? I would like to know more about Michele Laverio Marcucci (born approx. 1771/72, son of Lavario Marcucci and Angela Pietracella), as well as my other Monacilioni relatives.

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Re: Searching pre 1809 records from Monacilioni

Postby JamesBianco » 23 May 2008, 16:15

As you probably have figured out Italian Civil Records (in the area you are researching) begin in 1809. You are fortunate because there are areas where they did not start methodically keeping Civil Records until 1820 (Sicily) and 1865 (Northern Italy).

Your next step would be to research utilizing Church Records (Baptism, Marriage and Burial), which typically exist in the Campobasso/Molise area back into the early 1700's. This can prove to be quite an undertaking because so many priests will not research for you due to time constraints and their (widely held) opinion that such research is trivial. You may alternatively hire a researcher in Italy to go to the Church and try his/her luck at getting the priest to allow them in and at the old registers. Sometimes this will prove sucessful, sometimes not.

Researchers in Italy can get quite costly for this type of project, and often difficult to find. Many will not even offer this service, limiting themselves to Civil Records, which are naturally much easier to access at the Archive level.
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Re: Searching pre 1809 records from Monacilioni

Postby Marcucci-Zampino » 23 May 2008, 16:46

Thank you for this information. I'm grateful for the records that are available. At this point my best option may be to broaden my search and look for my relative's siblings instead of trying to go further back in my family tree.

Thanks again for your help.


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