Cemeteries in Terrasini

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Cemeteries in Terrasini

Postby xz5bz9 » 10 May 2009, 15:39

We will be visiting Terrasini next month. How do I find which cemetery my relatives are buried in? They were baptised and married in Maria Santissima delle Grazie. I have the death records but do not know which cemetery. Would the church know? Would I be able to find out while we are there? When is the church open? Is there a charge? Or do I have to go to the Ufficio Servizi cimiteriali? (Same questions on hours and charges.)

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Postby Italysearcher » 11 May 2009, 00:28

Unless it is a very large town there will only be one cemetery operated by the town. Unless they were rich or bried in the last 50 years it is unlikely you will find a grave. See my website for reasons why not.
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Re: Cemeteries in Terrasini

Postby eyetalgal » 11 May 2009, 04:20

My Dad is buried in Terrasini ... our relatives called it 'The Fishermen's Cemetery'

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Re: Cemeteries in Terrasini

Postby xz5bz9 » 26 May 2009, 16:19

Thank you for the information.

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Re: Cemeteries in Terrasini

Postby aliza24 » 01 Jun 2009, 19:02

There's a book you may be interested in called "Blood washed blood". You can get it on Amazon.com

It's written by a journalist who was a foreign correspondent. He got intrigued by some of his family legends and wanted answers to questions. So he goes to Terrasini to research his genealogy and the local history.

I'll warn you- The book drags at some parts, but all in all I think there will be some valuable info. for you there before you go on your trip. He spent quite a lot of time there digging up info. and you can probably learn from some of his successes and failures.

There's also a lot of info. about the history of the area.

HTH

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Re: Cemeteries in Terrasini

Postby eyetalgal » 01 Jun 2009, 21:07

'Blood Washes Blood' by Frank Viviano. You can read chapter 1 at this link

http://books.simonandschuster.com/Blood ... /excerpt/1

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Re: Cemeteries in Terrasini

Postby aliza24 » 01 Jun 2009, 22:47

Sorry for the typo. Yes, it's "blood washes blood".

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Re: Cemeteries in Terrasini

Postby xz5bz9 » 02 Jun 2009, 12:31

Thank you. I read Chapter 1. Good information.

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Re: Cemeteries in Terrasini

Postby xz5bz9 » 26 Jul 2009, 00:27

We just returned from Sicily. You were right, we were not successful in finding any specific gravesites. However, the experience was wonderful. Cemetery records, where we looked, only began in 1929. Their cemeteries are huge!!! It was exciting just to be there and see the gravesites in person.


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