Church Records in Palermo

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Church Records in Palermo

Postby HappyJack » 23 Aug 2009, 16:11

The Church records in Petralia Sottana were all destroyed by rain, water damage.

Question: Did these village churches send a copy of their records to a main church in Palermo - and if so - what is the name and address of that specific main church? Thanx, Jack

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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby vj » 23 Aug 2009, 17:11

Not sure about the church records being sent elsewhere, but this may help.

The civil records from 1820-1910 were filmed by the LDS:

Your nearest Family History Center has civil records for Petralia Sottana on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

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film notes for Petralia Sottana
Topic:
Italy, Palermo, Petralia Sottana - Civil registration
Titles:
Registri dello stato civile di Petralia Sottana (Palermo), 1820-1910 Petralia Sottana (Palermo).
Ufficio dello stato civile
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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby PeterTimber » 23 Aug 2009, 17:44

The Palermo diocese archives are located at Curia Vescovile,, Diocese di Palermo, Via Matteo Bonello 2, 90134, Palermo (PA), Sicily, Italy
Perhaps a letter in simple english asking them if there are any records from Petralia sottana available at the Diocese or even perhaps in the Diocesan Musuem located in the Archbishops palace (1460) across fromthe cathedral. =Peter=
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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby HappyJack » 23 Aug 2009, 18:19

Sounds great - will follow up this week. Thanx, Jack

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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby Marcello_DAleo » 25 Aug 2009, 12:47

Petralia Sottana is in the Diocese of Cefalù (PA).

In the church archive of Petralia Sottana there are acts of births, marriages and deaths since the end of XVI century. I have consulted them the last month.
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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Aug 2009, 12:58

Dear Happyjack where did you get information that church records were destroyed??? I ask because we like to ferret out the sources of MISINFORMATION so that we don't waste anybodies time. Please respond. =Peter=
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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby HappyJack » 25 Aug 2009, 13:00

Hi Peter,

I was in Petralia in 1992 - at that time I was looking for church records.....my cousin told me they had been destroyed. She had spoken with the parish priest.

I personally did not ask anyone at the church. Thanx, jack

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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Aug 2009, 13:03

Tha nks Happyjack. =Peter=
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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby HappyJack » 25 Aug 2009, 13:35

Marcelo,

Pls provide name and address for the church archive repository (that you visited) so I may write to them. Thanx, Jack

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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby HappyJack » 01 Sep 2009, 13:50

Ok, regarding the church records for Petralia------if I understand Marcelo's note, those B, M, D records are available in the Diocese of Cefalu Archives...is this correct????

Would someone please provide me with the name and address of the Archives in the Diocese of Cefalu - so I may write to them, thanx, Jack

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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby nazca » 02 Sep 2009, 14:40

Hi,
i found this address and a e-mail for Cefalù Diocese (not archive):

Segreteria Pastorale
Piazza Duomo, 12
90015 Cefalù (PA)
Sicilia - Italia

e-mail: segpastcefalu@tiscali.it
Try with mail to obtain more informations

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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby HappyJack » 02 Sep 2009, 16:27

Nazca,

This sounds great - even better with email addr -- will let everyone know how I make out. Thanx, Jack

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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby Marcello_DAleo » 02 Sep 2009, 18:09

Church records for Petralia are in the archive of the church:

Parrocchia Maria SS. Assunta
Via Duomo
90027 Petralia Sottana (PA)
Tel. (+39) 0921 641031

The priest is Don Stefano Neglia
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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby HappyJack » 02 Sep 2009, 22:41

Thanx Marcelo - Can I assume this is the church you referenced in your earlier posting? Thanx again, Jack

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Re: Church Records in Palermo

Postby Marcello_DAleo » 03 Sep 2009, 07:16

Yes, it is
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