The 1980 earthquake and vital records

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The 1980 earthquake and vital records

Postby cesinali » 20 May 2015, 23:14

Hello!

I am new here and have found this forum to be super helpful for research.

I am curious about effects of the Italy earthquake of 1980. My g-grandparents came from Cesinali and San Michele di Serino in Avellino, which was near the epicenter and sustained major damage.

It is my understanding that San Michele di Serino was leveled in the quake.

Does anyone know if vital records were affected from those villages? I am currently in the process of attempting to obtain birth records from those locations.

Thanks!

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Re: The 1980 earthquake and vital records

Postby adelfio » 22 May 2015, 20:39

Welcome to IG website
What years are you looking for? There are micro film records at Family History Library Registri dello stato civile di San Michele di Serino (Avellino), 1809-1899 and Registri dello stato civile di Cesinali (Avellino), 1809-1899 Births, marriages, banns, deaths, miscellaneous documents, ten-year indexes which can be rented viewed and copied

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Re: The 1980 earthquake and vital records

Postby cesinali » 22 May 2015, 23:54

Hi Marty!

Thank you so much for your response. I am looking for birth records for my g-grandparents from the 1890s. I have someone helping me do this but was a little concerned that some records may have been lost in that event.

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Re: The 1980 earthquake and vital records

Postby adelfio » 23 May 2015, 15:58

Heres some info for doing the research yourself

FAMILY HISTORY LOCATOR
https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator

ORDERING FILMS FROM FHL
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/ ... ory_Center

ABOUT ITALIAN RECORDS
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/ ... al_Records

ONLINE CLASS FOR TRANSLATING ITALIAN RECORDS
https://familysearch.org/learningcenter ... 22Italy%22

FILMS FROM FHL OF San Michele di Serino (Avellino) and Cesinali (Avellino),
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library

In searching Italian civil records you have birth(nati) death(morte) marriage (matrimoni) by year most go from 1866-1910 some towns have other years. Indexes are found at the beginning or end of the year you are searching by index number and surname.There are also multi year indexes which combine 5 or 10 years of indexes
Babies are born then presented to the civil official of the town usually within a few days of birth for entry in the birth registry. If there is a problem and they cant register the birth act until much later they are entered in the Parte 2 for that year usually in the rear of the records and that record is usually handwritten. Sometimes there are sidenotes with marriage or death information or if the act has a mistake in it a correction to those mistakes
Death records have age parents if they were married and to whom and usually town of birth
Civil records are signed by the civil official and 2 witnesses not usually family members
The indexes for the churches in Italy of baptism and marriage and death are arranged by first name first (later years last name first) by year and date of the act and page and record number. Just find your person in the index and go back to the records to find the act you
Researching Trabia, Palermo surnames Adelfio, Bondi, Butera, Scardino,Rinella, Scardamaglia

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Re: The 1980 earthquake and vital records

Postby cesinali » 23 May 2015, 20:24

Thank you Marty, you rock ! 8)


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