Can someone help me decipher this marriage certificate of my great great grandparents?
I cannot decipher the occupations and names of which families are maternal and which paternal -- also I cannot make out the name -- if it is lummisano as one of surnames, there are none to be found from what I can see, surname never existed....
If someone can assist with translation and locations, details, I would greatly appreciate it.
irenetrantas wrote:Can someone help me decipher this marriage certificate of my great great grandparents?
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This is part of the matrimoni allegati which is a collection of documents related to the marriage act. It records some of the publication process of the banns of marriage. That being said...
Groom is Gennaro Santoro, 23, son of deceased Giovanni and of Serafina Lummisano (women always used their own surname). He was a farm laborer (contadino) and it looks like he was residing in Terravecchia.
Bride is Fortunata Funaro, 20, daughter of "xxxxx" (sent translation in Private Message), and of Maria Funaro. She was a "contadino" - farm laborer - residing in Terravecchia.
The record tells that they appeared at the casa comunale (town hall) of Cariati, a village in the area of Rossano in the Province of Calabria Citra, on 30 May 1869 before the mayor. It indicates that the first banns were announced on 23 May.
edited: If you can find the actual Atto di Matrimonio, you may be able to read the groom's mother's name more clearly...although it looks very clear here - and seems to read LUMMISANO.