"Stato delle Anime" - Census?

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"Stato delle Anime" - Census?

Postby LeandraCat » 23 Sep 2011, 20:03

I found "Stato delle Anime" for a family I am researching. I have never come across this type of a record before. It looks like a Census of sorts.
How do I read something like this? Why do some kids have ages next to them and some do not?

I am referring to the attached...left-hand side "Sebastiano Brusca Family".

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Re: "Stato delle Anime" - Census?

Postby Lucap » 24 Sep 2011, 00:07

P = pater familias = capofamiglia (Head of household)
C = comunicato (Communion)
Ch = Cresimato (Confirmation)
I bambini che non avevano ancora fatto la comunione venivano indicati con la loro età (The children still not in age of Communion were listed with their real age)

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Re: "Stato delle Anime" - Census?

Postby LeandraCat » 24 Sep 2011, 01:00

Wow! Thanks so much!

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Re: "Stato delle Anime" - Census?

Postby dragoni » 24 Sep 2011, 01:55

literally means state of the souls which was the parish's way to account for a census of sorts. most parishes performed them at regular intervals. in my "hometown" they were performed in 1627, 1640, 1649, 1654 and into the 18th century. they are a great source of information for families and ages.

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Re: "Stato delle Anime" - Census?

Postby LeandraCat » 24 Sep 2011, 02:23

It is the first time I encountered these! They are great, but too bad there is no index :(

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Re: "Stato delle Anime" - Census?

Postby LeandraCat » 26 Sep 2011, 20:29

What does the abbreviation "neph's" mean next to a child's name?
See attached - TOP LEFT - "Blanca neph's an. 5"

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Re: "Stato delle Anime" - Census?

Postby Lucap » 26 Sep 2011, 21:59

Nepotis (maybe a corrupted form of Nepos) means nipote (niece).

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Re: "Stato delle Anime" - Census?

Postby LeandraCat » 26 Sep 2011, 22:01

That's what I thought! Thank you!

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Re: "Stato delle Anime" - Census?

Postby Leita » 30 May 2012, 18:59

The same word nipote also means grandchild as well as niece or nephew. Which can be a bit difficult in understanding the relationship.
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