Help with 1881 birth record

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Help with 1881 birth record

Postby adifresco » 03 May 2011, 04:28

I need help translating and deciphering the handwriting on the birth record of my great-great grandfather, Vincenzo Pierorazio. He was born in the town of Palena in the province of Chieti. His parents are Giuseppe Pierorazio and Sabia Chiaverini. What other information is on this record?

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Re: Help with 1881 birth record

Postby liviomoreno » 03 May 2011, 07:50

Vincenzo Salvatore Pierorazio was born at 7:00pm on July 15th 1881, in the hose situated at #13, Via di Napoli, Polena. His parents are Giuseppe Pierorazio and Sabia Chiaverini both farmers.
Since the father was out of town, the registration at the Ufficio di Stato Civile was made by the midwife Maria Giuseppa Carozza, aged 60, on July 17th, 1881.

No parents' ages indicated...

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Re: Help with 1881 birth record

Postby adifresco » 03 May 2011, 08:37

Thanks a lot! Strange that his birth date is over a year after the one on his death certificate.

I have a few more if anyone has time:

The first one is a death record for Michelangelo Pierorazio, who I believe is the paternal grandfather of Vincenzo.
download/file.php?id=40

The second is Vincenzo's sister, Maria Giustina.
download/file.php?id=41

The third is the death record of a relative, Vincenzo Chiaverini.
(This one is on two separate pages which I edited together.)
download/file.php?id=42


Thanks in advance.

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Re: Help with 1881 birth record

Postby liviomoreno » 03 May 2011, 09:12

download/file.php?id=40
Michelangelo Pierorazio, 74yo, farmer died at 8:00pm on April 16th 1880, in the house situated at #41, Via San Rocco, Palena. He was born in Palena to the deceased Antonio Pierorazio and to the deceased Lucia Eletto both farmers from Polena. He was also the husband of Teresa Rossi.

download/file.php?id=41
Maria Giustina Pierorozio was born at 12:30am on March 11 1879 in the house situated at #9, via di Napoli, Palena. Father (and declarant of the birth) Giuseppe, 40yo.
Mother Sabia Chiaverini 30 years old.

On Sept 26, 1991 she married Giuseppe Como (or Corno?) son of the deceased Francesco

download/file.php?id=42
Vincenzo Chiaverini, died on July 14, 1871 at 9:15pm in Lama dei Peligni (Prov Chieti), in the house situated at #4, Vico Primo Moro. Vincenzo was 51yo, profession "ViceCancelliere di Pretura"=magistrate's clerk, he was born in Palena to the deceased Raffaele, property owner, and to Maria Cipolla. He was husband of Marietta Sasso.
The death was recorded in the town hall of Lama dei Peligni on July 15 1871 and in the Town hall of Palena on Aug 7 1871.

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Re: Help with 1881 birth record

Postby adifresco » 03 May 2011, 18:52

Thank you very much!

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Postby liviomoreno » 03 May 2011, 18:55

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Re: Help with 1881 birth record

Postby johnnyonthespot » 03 May 2011, 19:18

adifresco wrote:Thanks a lot! Strange that his birth date is over a year after the one on his death certificate.


Death certificates are generally very accurate as to date of death and reasonably accurate as to cause of death (that is, the cause as it was determined, not necessarily the true cause). It's all downhill from there.

Most of the information on a death certificate was provided by a grieving next-of-kin: typically an eldest child or spouse of the deceased. Birth dates are often incorrect by days or years, middle names may or may not be present and may or may not be correct. Given names may or may not be an anglicized version of (for our purposes) an Italian name (Giuseppe/Joseph, Maria/Mary, and so on), and spelling of surname may be the true name, the name as was used by the deceased in life, or a corruption of either. Names of the deceased's parents are highly suspect as well, especially the mother's maiden surname.

Truly, death certificates and censuses are amongst the least reliable of all genealogical documents.
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