As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
In the civil records for Lucca Sicula, Sicily (1800's) I am seeing the word "borgese" listed as the occupation of many of my ancestors. I know there is a word "Borghese" which I believe means middle clase. There is also a word "burgisi"- meaning a farmer who farms his own land. I am wondering if there were spelling differences and when the civil servant wrote borgese, it was really intended to be burgisi. The reason I ask is that most of the prior occupations for these same people are "agricoltore de companga" or "cultivatore di agricoltore".
Is fror Italian Genealogy Terms (Italian to English) as requested Livio. =Peter=
Peter, thank you but this link does not work.
I'm curious also, but I've never been able to get links to ancestry. com to work either - they always go to the home page.
Hopefully Peter will read this and post the title for us.
Always looking for more reference material!
LIVIO & VJ If you give me an e-mail address I can send this website to you but as things stand I have a copy and I know how to get to it so please let me know how I can transmit to you guys www.ancestry.com/learn/learningcenters/ ... arch_EN_IT This does not seem to work either?????
PeterTimber wrote:LIVIO & VJ If you give me an e-mail address I can send this website to you but as things stand I have a copy andI know how to get to it so please let me know how I can transmit to you guys www. href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-3166187-10456885" TARGET="_blank">Ancestry.com</a>/learn/learningcenters/default.aspx?section=research_EN_IT This does not seem to work either?????
Does not work... Use copy and paste my email is liviomoreno @ gmail.com