In looking at what I think might be the death record for one of my GGGrandmothers from the Como region, I'm having trouble deciphering the year of the record. In the Ancestry records, it's filed under 1930. But the Roman numerals "VIII" after the "...trenta" (see attached) make me wonder if these are from 1938. (Note that the "VIII" is on all of the records on that page, four in all.) Any thoughts?
That explanation makes sense. In looking through some other records from around that time period, I noted a case where the year is unambiguous (1928), but there was the same Roman numeral notation. So it must have to do with something other than the year.
What a fascinating piece of historical information, Livio. Thank you. I went back and checked the various documents I have from that era, and starting in 1927 in this town (Garzeno), the years are annotated with the Roman numerals in sequence, starting with V in 1927 to XI in 1933. Here's yet another way the genealogical documents help us understand the period of our ancestors' history.