Felitti-Trimarco wrote:This is all amazing information. That Carlo witness some of these births is further confirmation that he may have been the father. I wonder why he would sign as a witness and not the legitimate father?
I heard a rumor that my ancestor Angelina Felitti Papesca (in the USA, and sister to Carlo) had a brother or relative of some sort in Italy who was a priest. There were actually about 12 brothers in sister in that Felitti family (all children of Vincenzo Felitti and wife Maria DiLorenzo/DeLaurentis). Carlo was the only one to return to Vietri and stay there. I always thought the priest story was simply incorrect, but now I'm wondering if Carlo Felitti was the priest. Wouldn't this have prevented him from listing himself as the legitamate father? The death record you found is 100% him - defintely my relative Carlo Felitti. It lists him however as a "landowner" and not a "priest". What do you make of all of this?
Again, thank you so much for all of these phenomenal records. I really appreciate it and anything else you might find.
Lastly, does anyone here know of a good research actually living in Vietri di Potenza? I'd love to have someone local search some old church records and perhaps see if they can find some interesting information on this family outside of typical birth, death and marriage records. Carlo's father Vincenzo Felitti was once mayor of Vietri and I think that the family was well know as pharmacists.
Carlo is listed on the record as a witness to the RECORDING of the birth, not the birth.
He MAY have witnessed the birth, but that is not what the record is stating.