migration of people within Sicily - in the 1800

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migration of people within Sicily - in the 1800

Postby pdchenderson13 » 31 Jan 2015, 02:02

so far I'm researching my Caruso family in Canicatti. Rosario Caruso and Margherita (la) Barbera both born in Palermo, (Zito I think) were then married in Canicatti. I doubted this was the same people, as couldn't understand why they would marry in Canicatti, as its not on the doorstep of Palermo. I double checked certificates and it is correct. They did marry in Canicatti

I know there were sulphur mines in Canicatti and from speaking with my father his uncles worked in them. Is there any way of checking if there were migration of Palermo families to Canicatti?
I read about the "Carusi" the boys of the mines, and its fascinating....Does anyone have anymore information?....


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Re: migration of people within Sicily - in the 1800

Postby Anizio » 10 Mar 2015, 06:10

as far as I'm aware there are not really records of migrations. You may check the atti di cittadinanza, but the real way is really just vital records, notary records, wills, etc. and just finding that way that people moved. Heck our ancestors migrated back and forth and around more than we will ever have proof of.
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Re: migration of people within Sicily - in the 1800

Postby PippoM » 10 Mar 2015, 08:17

Do you have documents that prove their birth in Palermo?
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