Ortona & San Leonardo Cemetaries

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Ortona & San Leonardo Cemetaries

Postby historybuff12 » 22 Jul 2010, 14:08

Hi there,

I am trying to locate the names of all cemetaries in San Leonardo, Ortona, Chieti, and in Ortona itself.

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Re: Ortona & San Leonardo Cemetaries

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Jul 2010, 16:20

There is some good general information on cemeteries in this thread: http://italiangenealogy.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=10892/

Basically, cemeteries are owned and managed by the comune and that is where records are maintained. Also, unless a family had wealth or status, the odds are that the deceased's remains were removed from the gravesite after some number of years and placed in a comunal burial crypt containing the bones of hundreds of persons.

Another thread of interest: http://italiangenealogy.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=17038/

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