No problem. Unfortunately my typing skills are not as fast as my translation skills. I just wanted to make sure you saw the detailed translation I did.
If you encounter any problems in accessing the Novara earlier records, let me know. I didn't look to see if there were indices at the ends of each year of records to help you locate records faster. You can no longer download the images to keep printed copies though.
Good luck in getting your research further back in time. Erudita
I was able to get MANY paper copies through the Archivio di Stato di Messina a few years ago...before they became available to search in familysearch.org....however I have quite a few more records that I would like paper copies of....do you think the Archivio would still do that for us??? I was able to even pay for them with paypal!
My wish is to get my virtual hands on the Parish records! I mean, 1750 is pretty far back.....but I am wondering just how far back I can go!
You'll have to contact the Archivio di Messina to see if they will make you paper copies, since the records can't be downloaded. As to church records, I am not aware of any that have been microfilmed for towns in Messina province. Nearby Catania province is another story and has some microfilmed church records for various towns that can get you back into the late 1500s and early 1600s.