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Translation of birth record, please.

Postby DebiHarbuck » 23 Oct 2010, 02:51

So excited to have found this birth record for my great-grandmother. Can someone please translate it for me?

Thanks!

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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Oct 2010, 03:09

Hi Debi! :-)

This is Birth Act #32
On 6 May 1876 at 9:40 AM at the Town Hall, before the official in Saponara di Grumento, appeared Nicola Latorraca, 32, peasant farmer, residing in Saponara, to declare that at 9:30 AM on the 3rd of the current month at the house on Via Mancoso (sp?), to Filomena Petrocelli, his wife, peasant farmer, living with him, was born a female child to whom was given the name Maria Carmela.
Witnesses:
Francesco Roselli, 56, citizen
Francesco Paolo Capriti, 26, citizen.

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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby DebiHarbuck » 23 Oct 2010, 03:13

Thank You! You are the best!! :)
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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Oct 2010, 03:16

Glad to help Debi! :-D

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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby maestra36 » 23 Oct 2010, 03:16

surname of the second witness is Caputo

also the word civile is normally translated as landowner-never have seen it translated as citizen
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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Oct 2010, 03:19

My dictionary defines "civile" as "private citizen, civilian" :-)

And the signature of the second witness definitely has an "i" at the end.

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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby maestra36 » 23 Oct 2010, 03:20

never seen it translated that way over the years
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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby DebiHarbuck » 23 Oct 2010, 03:57

Does anyone want to take a crack at this one? Record#171 for Giacoma Latorraca.

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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby DebiHarbuck » 23 Oct 2010, 04:20

And this one: #288 for Maria Vittoria Latorraca (and that's all for tonight, promise!)

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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby liviomoreno » 23 Oct 2010, 06:13

DebiHarbuck wrote:Does anyone want to take a crack at this one? Record#171 for Giacoma Latorraca.

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Giacomo Latorraca (male) was born in Moliterno on July 6 1872 at 9:00pm to Domenico Latorraca, 24, farmhand, son of Francesco and to Maria Dalessandri, 21, daughter of Domenico, living in Strada Ortale, Moliterno.
The declaration was done by the midwife Caterina Nigro, 50, daughter of the deceased Francesco, because the father was absent.
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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby liviomoreno » 23 Oct 2010, 06:20

DebiHarbuck wrote:And this one: #288 for Maria Vittoria Latorraca (and that's all for tonight, promise!)

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Maria Vittoria Latorraca was born in Moliterno on Dec 14 1872 at 9:00pm to Nicola Latorraca, 28, farmhand, son of Giuseppantonio and to Filomena Petrocelli, 22, daughter of the deceased Pasquale, living in Strada Castello, Moliterno.
The declaration was done by Teresa Paladino, 38, spinner, daughter of the deceased Domenico, because the father was absent.
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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby DebiHarbuck » 23 Oct 2010, 12:17

Thank you, Livio!

Giacomo's record seemed very long compared to the others; what is all the "extra" about?
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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby liviomoreno » 23 Oct 2010, 12:34

Both Giacomo's and Maria Vittora's records are 26 lines long. They are both a little longer than usual because normally it is the father that makes the declaration and presentation of the baby. In these two record the declaration was made by a different person and there is a sentence where this person states that the father was out of town...
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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby DebiHarbuck » 23 Oct 2010, 12:37

Thank you, again. :)
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Re: Translation of birth record, please.

Postby maestra36 » 23 Oct 2010, 12:44

Livio has already given you the information, but basically it says that, at the request of the official, the midwife, who made the declaration and presentation, explained that she did so because the father of the baby above was absent from the town.

Such declaration was made in the presence of the witnesses (Livio has already given you all the information about them).

It also says that the town official gave a reading of the present act to all who intervened. Only he signed the document. The others were illiterate.
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