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convents, my great grand mother was raised in one

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convents, my great grand mother was raised in one

Postby ciacciomuschettofamily » 01 Apr 2006, 22:52

How do I access information from convents in Sicily? Why would my great grandmother have been raised in one in the late 1880's? It was before WW!, was there another conflict in Italy or a catrastophe? I would like to find my lineage through the convent structure in Sicily.
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Re: convents, my great grand mother was raised in one

Postby suanj » 01 Apr 2006, 23:37

the civil record are in the birthplace, city hall, civil record Office... no records for the convents, only for someone and they are in State archive of province's birthplace
but please with right step: now to search the birthplace, and for this info we must search the ship's manifest... and after this, what is possible to find in Italy, you can have... regards, suanj
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Re: convents, my great grand mother was raised in one

Postby jcsm400 » 01 Apr 2006, 23:49

It was a great family honor to have a son/daughter join the priesthood or convert. Also, I think that she could have been sent there just for a better education. My grandmother was sent to a convert for this reason (Poland).
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