Hi Suanj,Trish and Nuccia
These translation's are really great and I am indebted to you both for doing this for me and for Nuccia posting the image again. It wasnt signed twice at the end of the document (that was me trying to do a better job of tracing it!). But the explantions solves the problems for me on the other documents. The second date at the end of the marriage notes on the birth acts must all relate to when they were filled into the registery. Going by these marriage dates I've ordered the correct microfilms and I'm going to have the time of my life looking at them. I'll not only be able to get my grandparents marriage certificate but also my grandads's brother's too. Waited 30 years for this.
Your all great people Just cant find the proper words to say the Thanks you all deserve
God Bless you all
I've emailed joyce with a copy of a death act and asked her if she will link it for me.
Be grateful for translantion.
Although this death act is for an Antonio I think this may help solve the problem of the two Giovanni Battista's in my family.
Many thanks to all
Thanks again Joyce
As best I can make out from the script, this is what it says:
On the 29th November in the year 1862 in S. Elia Fiumerapido,
De Fillipis Giovanni Antonio died.
Son of Domenico and of Fionda Guiseppe. (Guiseppina????).
Born at S. Elia Fiumerapido and aged xxxxotto.
From the Regster.
Many thanks to all for the translation, and to joyce for posting link
Yes Suanj it is Fionda Giuseppa
Depending on the age that Antonio died I could work out the problem of the two Giovanni Battista's. I'm thinking it may be as you suggested Suanj that they were cousins not brothers.There was a brother Antonio too so if this one had a different year of birth then there was another family with very similar names. I'll have another look at the death act next time I'm back at the FHC and try to work out that number at the end of the Act.
Love to All
My Giovanni Antonio was born on 9th February 1862.
The Death Act says Giovanni Antonio died on 29th November 1862 if it is him he would have been just over 9 months old. 'elba' suggested it perhaps could read 8 months old on the Death Act. Is it possible when registering the death they could be a month out? (On the Birth Act of my Giovanni Antonio there is no information written on it of him dying. Do they sometimes not record the death on the birth certificate?)
If this is indeed him then my theory about solving the mystery of the 2 Giovanni Battista's is 'out the door'!!
On looking at all the birth acts for my grandfather's brothers, the mother's name was always printed as Maria Guiseppa Fionda except on the birth act of the second Giovanni Battista, there the Maria was left out, and on this Death Act the 'Maria' is also left out.
Looking at the document again - the two words before the 'xxxxxotto' are clearly'di anni' (of years).
I believe that if he had been only 8 months then they would have written 'di eta' (aged). Only a subtle difference. But never the less, a difference. You would not write 'of years' if the person had not reached a year!
Hi nonna J.
I have seen deaths recorded on some of the birth acts on the films for Sant'Elia must check this out again when I go back in case it was when the child died at birth?
I'm not all that 'hot' on the Italian language but I agree if it says 'of years' then you would expect that person to be at least 1 year old or more. Will definately need to check this one out with the magnifying glass.
Many thanks to you both